Herb-Roasted Turkey Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published March 22, 2020
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Whether it’s Thanksgiving or not, this turkey recipe is simple and delicious! Using rosemary, sage and apples gives it fabulously sweet, herbed flavor.

How To Make Herb-Roasted Turkey

  • 14 lb turkey
  • 1/2 cup rosemary sprigs (fresh)
  • 1/2 cup sage leaves (fresh)
  • 1 apple (quartered)
  • 1 stalk celery (halved)
  • 1 onion (halved)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  1. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for other uses if desired. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry.

  2. Loosen skin from the turkey breast a bit not totally detaching. Place rosemary and sage under skin then smooth skin over herbs and back into place.

  3. Place apple celery and onion into the neck cavity.

  4. Place the turkey breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Cover turkey loosely with a "tent" of aluminum foil.

  5. Bake at 325 degrees until meat thermometer registers about 180 degrees. This should take from 3 1/2-4 hours but begin checking after 3 hours.

  6. Remove turkey and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve with gravy.

How To Make Herb-Roasted Turkey

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Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 14 lb turkey
  • 1/2 cup rosemary sprigs, fresh
  • 1/2 cup sage leaves, fresh
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, halved
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for other uses if desired. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry.

  2. Loosen skin from the turkey breast a bit not totally detaching. Place rosemary and sage under skin then smooth skin over herbs and back into place.

  3. Place apple celery and onion into the neck cavity.

  4. Place the turkey breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and brush with melted butter. Cover turkey loosely with a "tent" of aluminum foil.

  5. Bake at 325 degrees until meat thermometer registers about 180 degrees. This should take from 3 1/2-4 hours but begin checking after 3 hours.

  6. Remove turkey and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve with gravy.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 94mg
  • Calories: 920kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 436mg
  • Fat: 44g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 1321mg
  • Protein: 122g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 635mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 729IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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