How To Bake A Turkey Breast Tenderloin

Holiday Side Dish options

Some of my favorite holiday sides to serve with this Turkey Tenderloin, if you decide to serve it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or another special occasion:

To create a filling, well-rounded supper, you can select one side dish or add several.

As easy as it sounds, this recipe for Roasted Turkey Tenderloin only takes 25 minutes to prepare, making it a great family dinner.

To get the best and most delicious results when making this recipe, I’ll go over a few tips and tricks I use in this section.

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How To Bake A Turkey Breast Tenderloin

  • Turkey Tenderloins: These are located in the meat department’s turkey or poultry section. The only two brands that consistently carry these are Butterball and Jenni-O. Usually containing two tenderloins, the package is significantly larger than a chicken breast. 2 turkey tenderloins will be about 1. 5-2 pounds.
  • Butter — Just cut it up into 3-4 slices. You can use salted or unsalted. Whatever you keep on hand is fine!.
  • Turkey Seasonings: All of these spices are necessary to create the distinctive flavor of holiday turkey. Use a different seasoning mix, such as Rotisserie Chicken Seasoning, Greek Seasoning, or Fajita Seasoning, if you want to alter the flavor.

How To Bake A Turkey Breast Tenderloin

  • Turkey Tenderloin: Because this cut is so lean, you want to make sure to keep all the juices and moisture in it to avoid overcooking it. Roast your turkey at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. The thickness of the turkey, your oven, and even your climate will all affect how long it takes. It is done when the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. at the thickest part of the turkey. This will insure that you don’t overcook your turkey. You can remove it and slice or shred it once it is cooked through.
  • Butter — Put a pat of butter onto each tenderloin. The flavors of the turkey roast are incredible as the butter melts and infuses the tenderloin with flavor as it cooks!
  • Seasonings: You might be asking yourself why I’m not marinating this. I think a dry rub works better for this recipe than a marinade because it’s so flavorful and goes together quickly.

Here are some tips to help you expedite this recipe if you must make it but are extremely pressed for time!

  • Dry Rub: Prior to roasting, make the dry rub and apply it.
  • Prepare Ahead: The night before or the morning of the event, rub the chicken with the dry rub. Make sure to store it in the refrigerator. This prevents the chicken from spoiling and ensures food safety. Before cooking, let it come to room temperature for approximately thirty minutes.
  • Take a look at my Slow Cooker version of Turkey Tenderloin; it has a slightly different flavor profile but is still delicious and a very low-key dinner.

These small suggestions will work wonders if you adore this recipe as much as we do and are looking for some easy ways to switch things up for some variety!

  • Citrus-Glazed Turkey Tenderloin: Use Dijon mustard, honey, and orange or lemon juice to make a tart glaze. While the turkey tenderloin is roasting, brush it with glaze for a burst of bright citrus flavor.
  • Create a pocket in the turkey tenderloin and stuff it with mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil pesto before roasting.
  • Chili-Lime Turkey Tenderloin: To make a mildly spicy glaze for the turkey, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and a small amount of brown sugar.

How To Bake A Turkey Breast Tenderloin

It’s easy to turn this recipe for Roasted Turkey Breast Tenderloin into a freezer meal; just follow the instructions below to keep it fresh for up to six months!

  • Make your turkey tenderloin as directed.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Put the tenderloins in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe container and portion them out into meal-sized portions.
  • Freeze.
  • Thaw the turkey in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours before using.

Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin – The EASY Way!

An often-underappreciated cut of meat, juicy turkey tenderloin, is incredibly delicious. I highly recommend cooking with it if you haven’t already. Its naturally tender and lean texture guarantees a juicy and moist bite with every bite.

I cook a lot of chicken, so this simple recipe for turkey tenderloin is a great substitute so that we can still enjoy a delicious, high-protein meal.

You can find turkey tenderloin in the meat section of your local grocery store if you’ve never cooked with it before. Jenny O and Butterball both offer packages that you can select from. Most likely, you have seen them when you have visited for your Thanksgiving turkey!

The other lovely thing about this recipe is that it’s not only incredibly simple to make for a weeknight supper, but it’s also adaptable enough to be made for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or even Easter without requiring a whole turkey. It’s truly the ideal option for celebratory events or holiday get-togethers!

What to Serve with Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin

With its traditional holiday flavors, this dish goes well with a lot of your favorite cozy side dishes. To keep it light, there are some healthy options in addition to the traditional ones.

  • Boursin Mashed Potatoes: Prepare these potatoes quickly and serve them with any of your preferred traditional main courses!
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Ideal for a hectic weeknight or a festive dinner Throw these together in just 25 minutes.
  • Roasted Green Beans: A traditional side dish that is loved by all, these are incredibly easy to make.
  • My entire family adores this recipe for Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, which was inspired by a side dish at a restaurant.
  • Oven Roasted Vegetables: This traditional side dish of veggies is a wonderful complement to turkey tenderloin.