What's the Best Way to Cook a Smaller Amount of Turkey?

What's the Best Way to Cook a Smaller Amount of Turkey?

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Faith Durand
Nov 17, 2011
Q: I'm the one doing the cooking for my very small family this year. There's me, my mother, and two very young siblings.

It seems like making a whole turkey would be overkill (not to mention the fact that we have a teeny tiny oven), so I was wondering if it's possible to get just a turkey breast, or other portion of a turkey, to roast?

If so, how do I adjust my cooking times and temperatures from a standard recipe?

Sent by Jessie

Editor: Jessie, yes, it's very simple to roast a turkey breast. May I also suggest this lovely recipe from Mark Bittman, which gives you both white and dark meat?

Recipe Review: Mark Bittman's Braised Turkey

Readers, what else would you suggest? Got any really great recipes for turkey breast?


Related: What Should I Cook for a Smaller Thanksgiving Dinner?

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