Grilled Turkey Breast with Bacon

Serve hot with gravy or salsa. Leftover turkey breast can be transformed the next day into turkey salad, turkey sandwiches, or turkey à la king!

Serves: 10Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 1 turkey breast (6 lbs.)
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 slices bacon


  • Split turkey breast lengthwise but leave sides connected.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cloves, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash the herbs and spices with softened butter.
  • Place turkey in small aluminum roasting pan. Rub 3⁄4 of the mixture under the skin of the breast and rub the rest into both sides. Drape breast with strips of bacon and secure them with skewers.
  • Heat a grill to medium heat. Place turkey on rack and close grill. Roast turkey for about 1 1⁄2 hours. Remove from grill and let turkey rest 15 minutes. Remove and discard bacon before slicing.