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Homemade Turkey Ham

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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Sandwich, Tea Time
Cuisine: Low
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 850 g ham
Author: Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


  • 1 kg turkey breast I used one that's off the bone and rolled up*
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Mix the spices with the salt, pepper and olive oil to form a paste.
  • Rub the paste onto the turkey, place it in a container and cover it. It's going to marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C and place the turkey breast in an oven-safe dish. Tip: if you want to wash less afterwards (who doesn't!) line the dish with baking paper first.
  • The cooking time will depend on the size of the breast. Mine was 1kg and took 1h20min to cook. I flipped it halfway through. To prevent it from drying out it's best to use a meat thermometer and take it out when the center hits 73C / 163F. At this temperature it's cooked through and all the bacteria have been eliminated.
  • Let it cool down completely before slicing so it doesn't loose its juices to the chopping board. Once cool slice it thinly. It lasts up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • To make the sandwich on the photos I toasted the bread in a pan with butter (oink, I know) and added avocado, lettuce and Dijon mustard.


If you're using a regular turkey breast it's best to take it off the bone beforehand.
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