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A roast turkey crown on a white plate with green veggies on the side
Roast Turkey Crown
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Roast Turkey Crown, an excellent recipe for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Juicy, melting in your mouth, and a nice crispy skin, this turkey crown is a great option if you are not cooking for a large number of people, and don't need a whole turkey. Plus, it's so easy to make, and ready in about 2 hours. A simple recipe, but so delicious, my turkey crown recipe is all you need to have a proper feast.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: turkey crown recipes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 192 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 turkey crown (2.2 kg, 4.85 lbs)
  • 50 g butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius (374 Fahrenheit).

  2. Cut the butter into cubes, then carefully loosen the skin on the turkey breast without removing it, and push a few cubes of butter inside.

  3. Season the top with salt, pepper and paprika, and add a few more cubes of butter.

  4. Add the turkey to a roasting tray, cover the turkey crown with kitchen foil, and roast in the oven for 60 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven, baste well, then leave to roast for 25 minutes uncovered.

  6. Baste, and return to the oven for a further 25 to 35 minutes, until the turkey is cooked through, and and the juices run clear.

  7. Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes, then carve.

Recipe Notes

Check out the post for more tips on how to roast the perfect turkey crown depending on the size of it and oven temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Roast Turkey Crown
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 521mg22%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 398IU8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.