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Turkey Breast Rub

Turkey Breast Rub Recipe

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: Enough for 1 Turkey Breast 1x
  • Category: Spice Rubs
  • Cuisine: American


A good rub recipe adds so much favor. This turkey breast seasoning does just that!



1 T brown sugar

1 T smoked paprika

1 t onion powder

1 t each rosemary, rubbed thyme, Italian seasoning

1 t coarse salt

1 t fresh ground black pepper

1 t garlic powder

Olive oil for rubbing on the turkey

4 T melted butter

2 T chopped fresh sage


Combine all of the above and mix well.

Dry the turkey breast or your choice of turkey parts with paper towel. Brush on olive oil or use your hands to oil the bird.

Rub seasonings liberally all over the turkey breast. Even under the skin.

Bake and baste as required by recipe.

Melt butter and add chopped fresh sage. About 10 minutes before your choice of turkey is finished baking, brush with sage butter. Brush again when removed from oven, while combined with turkey drippings.

Be sure to check the temperature of the meat to make sure your turkey is cooked properly.


Feel free to interchange other herbs and spices.

I used smoked olive oil which also added extra flavor. Garlic olive oil also adds something extra.

Use extra seasoning as gifts or use in other food such as sweet potatoes and stuffing!

Double or triple this recipe if making a whole bird.