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Savory Roast Turkey

Russ Myers


Recipe adapted from Pillsbury


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Servings
15 Min
4 Hr 30 Min


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(12 to 14 lb.) fresh or frozen whole turkey, thawed
1 or 2 Tbsp
accent flavor enhancer
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 c
margarine, melted
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh sage, or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

How to Make Savory Roast Turkey


  • 1Heat oven to 325 F. Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • 2In small bowl, combine flavor enhancer, salt and pepper. Rub spice mixture on outside of turkey and inside cavity. If desired, fill with your favorite stuffing.
  • 3Combine margarine, sage and thyme; brush half of mixture over turkey. Cover turkey with loose tent of foil.
  • 4Bake at 325 F. for 15 minutes per pound (20 minutes per pound if stuffed), about 3 to 4 hours or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180 to 185 F.
  • 5To brown turkey, remove foil for last hour of baking. Baste turkey with remaining margarine mixture. Juices should run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork and leg joint should move easily. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.

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About Savory Roast Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American

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