Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe

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Layla January 4, 2021

How To Make Herb Roasted Turkey

Fill the Thanksgiving dinner table with this roasted turkey stuffed with onion and lemon, then rubbed with a flavorful blend of herbs, garlic, and butter.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 15lbturkey
  • 10tbspbutter,softened
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbspfresh sage leaves,finely chopped
  • 1tbspfresh rosemary,finely chopped
  • 2tbspfresh thyme leaves,finely chopped
  • ¼cupfresh parsley leaves,finely chopped
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1onion,peeled and quartered
  • 1lemon,quartered
  • 1cupassorted herbs,whole sprigs to stuff inside the turkey
  • 3cupschicken,or turkey broth

Optional Garnishes:

  • assorted herbs
  • fresh cranberries
  • seckel pears

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Remove the turkey from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Tuck the turkey wings under the body.

  3. Place the butter, garlic, sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth.

  4. Season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper, then stuff with the onion, lemon, and assorted herbs. Tie the turkey legs together with kitchen twine.

  5. Rub the herb butter all over the outside of the turkey and under the skin of the breast. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. Place the chicken broth in a medium saucepan on the stove and keep warm over low heat.

  7. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and bake for 45 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue roasting for 3 hours, basting the turkey every 30 minutes with the chicken broth, until the turkey is done.

  8. To check if the turkey, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey thigh. It should register 165 degrees F.

  9. If the turkey appears overly browned during the cooking process, cover it with foil.

  10. Remove the turkey from the oven and tent loosely with foil. Let the turkey rest for 25 minutes. Slice, then serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 811.75kcal
  • Fat: 38.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.74g
  • Fiber: 4.12g
  • Sugar: 0.95g
  • Protein: 104.65g
  • Cholesterol: 367.94mg
  • Sodium: 1199.09mg
  • Calcium: 237.31mg
  • Potassium: 1195.21mg
  • Iron: 14.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 177.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.43mg
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