Turkey in a Bag Recipe

Turkey in a Bag Recipe

How To Make Turkey in a Bag Recipe

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Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours and 30 minutes



  • 1 whole turkey (10-12 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs of fresh sage
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

  2. Remove the giblets from the turkey cavity and pat the turkey dry with paper towels.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and dried sage.

  4. Carefully loosen the skin of the turkey by sliding your fingers between the skin and the breast meat. Rub half of the butter mixture under the skin, spreading it evenly.

  5. Stuff the cavity of the turkey with the lemon slices, onion slices, and fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, and sage).

  6. Rub the remaining butter mixture all over the outside of the turkey.

  7. Place the turkey in a large oven bag, and pour the chicken broth into the bag.

  8. Close the bag securely with the included tie, making sure it is airtight.

  9. Place the bagged turkey on a large baking sheet or roasting pan.

  10. Use a sharp knife to make a few small slits in the top of the bag to allow steam to escape.

  11. Roast the turkey in the preheated oven for about 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.

  12. Carefully remove the turkey from the bag and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before carving.

  13. Serve the deliciously moist turkey with your favorite sides and enjoy!


  • Calories : 420kcal
  • Total Fat : 14g
  • Saturated Fat : 6g
  • Cholesterol : 186mg
  • Sodium : 1040mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 2g
  • Dietary Fiber : 0g
  • Sugar : 0g
  • Protein : 64g
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