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Label for Roasted Turkey Breast from Honeybaked Ham
Plate of Roasted Turkey Breast from Honeybaked Ham

We ended up with some sliced roasted turkey breast from Honeybaked Ham, which was supposed to be used for a potluck, but it didn't end up there.

This was the first time I had anything from Honeybaked Ham, and it was roast turkey breast. Even though it was turkey, it tasted pretty much like thick glazed ham deli slices. It was very moist because of all the glaze, but maybe a little too sweet for my taste. There was also a lot of fat in the turkey slices, so I had to cut the fat parts off in order to eat it, leaving less turkey to be had in the end.

It seemed pretty expensive at $26.99 for 2.5 lb of turkey breast, and it definitely was not worth the price. It was OK overall, and maybe Honeybaked Ham has the "world's best ham", but they certainly don't have the best turkey.

Overall Rating:
Food: Roasted Turkey Breast
Source: Honeybaked Ham, Tucson, AZ
Price: $26.99 for 2.50 pounds
Rating: OK

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Turkey dinner for the holidays

When we make our holiday turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we don't make too much of an effort, but it comes out delicious every time! Our dinners are usually for four people, but we always have leftovers for a couple of days, so this will probably serve up to six hungry people.

List of what we use to make our holiday turkey dinners:

Click on any of the items below to see a review / how we cook each of them!

TURKEY (and gravy):

  • Turkey: 4.75 lb. Butterball frozen boneless roast turkey from Costco with gravy packet
  • SIDES:

  • Salad: Quick, easy, and delicious salad
  • Bread: Loaf of french bread/baguette (we get them from Beyond Bread in Tucson)
  • Mashed Potatoes: Twin pack (56 oz) of Main St. Bistro Mashed Potatoes from Costco
  • Stuffing: 2 - 6oz boxes of Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing
  • Green Beans: 24oz bag of Trader Joe's French Green Beans / Haricot Vert
  • Corn Pudding: 15oz box of Trader Joe's Corn Pudding

  • Ice Cream: Dreyer's Vanilla & Chocolate Grand Ice Cream
  • Pie: Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie from Costco
  • Plate of delicious turkey dinner

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    Cup of Butterball Gravy
    Butterball Gravy in Gravy Boat

    Below is how my boyfriend and I cook a 4.75-pound Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast Roast on a gas grill... as stated in my review, we usually cook it for Thanksgiving dinner for four of us, and it turns out delicious!

    I also added how we cook the Butterball gravy packet in the microwave + oven at the bottom of this post.

    How We Cook a 4.75-5 lb Boneless Turkey Breast:

    Main items needed:

  • Grill
  • 4.75-5 lb Turkey Breast (we use frozen Butterball turkey breast)
  • Dish, Foil pan, spatula, meat thermometer
  • Olive oil or sunflower oil
  • Pam / butter spray
  • 1. If the turkey breast is frozen, thaw it (unopened) in the refrigerator for 36 - 48 hours beforehand.

    2. Preheat grill to maximum (all burners) for 10 minutes or so, so that the grill heat is high (higher than 550 degrees).

    3. Cut open the turkey packaging (leaving the netting on the turkey), put gravy packet off to the side.

    4. Rinse turkey with cool water.

    5. Put the turkey in a dish (we use a glass Pyrex dish) and pat the turkey dry with a paper towel on all sides.

    6. Pour olive oil or sunflower oil on the back of the turkey and pat the oil all around.

    7. Spray Pam or a butter spray on bottom of a foil pan & place turkey in it.

    8. While grill is at high temperature, place the foil pan (with the turkey fatty side down) on the grill to sear in the moisture.

    9. Turn off the middle burner and reduce heat on the left and right burners to minimum heat.

    10. Until the internal grill temperature becomes a steady 330-350 degrees Fahrenheit, move turkey around with spatulas for one minute every 3 minutes or so (may take 15-20 minutes).

    11. Once it reaches the steady 330-350 degrees F, rotate the turkey so that the fatty side is on the top, and close the grill lid.

    12. Check on the grill and the turkey every half hour or so -- maybe make some sides or gravy while waiting.

    13. If you place a meat thermometer in the middle of the turkey, the turkey's temperature should be around 85 degrees F or so after 1 hour.

    14. After approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes when the turkey's temperature is at 160 degrees F, the turkey should be done! (If you have a 5lb turkey rather than a 4.75lb one, it may take longer)

    15. Put the turkey on a plate and shortly before eating, slice it with a sharp knife with the grain of the turkey -- you shouldn't have to use much force because the Butterball turkeys are very tender!

    16. If there are any parts that look pinkish or look like they might not be cooked all the way, place those parts in the oven at 325 degrees for a few minutes.

    17. Enjoy your turkey!

    How We Cook the Butterball Turkey Gravy Packet (using a microwave - then placed in the oven)

    Cup of Butterball Gravy
    Butterball Gravy in Gravy Boat

    Main items needed:

  • Gravy packet
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 1. If you thawed the turkey in the refrigerator, the gravy should be thawed, too. If it's still frozen and not in a liquid state, run it under warm water first.

    2. Pour gravy packet ("turkey juices") into a measuring cup

    3. Add water to make a total of 1 3/4 cup of liquid

    4. Mix it up

    5. Warm up in microwave for 5-6 minutes to get it to a boil

    6. Place the gravy in oven for 20-30 minutes at 325 degrees F

    7. Mix it again

    8. Set it out for everyone to enjoy!

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