Roast Turkey

Nell Stewart


For you new cooks or those who have not used a Roasting Bag, This is a no fail method and you do not have to baste the turkey during the cooking.

You new brides can produce a beautiful bird this way.
I have been using this method since the bags first came out over 20 years ago.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a wonderfully easy way to prepare turkey... Once you put it in the oven, there is no tending to it until you need to insert the thermometer. Love!


any size
reynolds or another brand roasting bag.
1 tsp
salt and pepper
1 tsp
(each) sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, paprika, a little garlic powder (about 1/2 tsp.)
celery stalks
yellow onion
1/2 tsp
kitchen boquet

How to Make Roast Turkey


  • 1Buy a fresh turkey or Thaw your turkey in the refridgerator for about 1 week. Take any turkey pieces out of the cavity and under the neck flap. Wash and pat dry including the inside.
  • 2combine the Sage, rosemary, Thyme and Margoram, Paprika and garlic in a little dish.
    Rub the Kitchen boquet over the turkey with your hand so it has a nice even brown coating. Cut one celery stalk in half and put in cavity with the peeled carrot and the onion which you have quartered.
  • 3Rub the seasoning over the turkey breast and legs reserving a little to put in the cavity.
  • 4Put a tablespoonfull of flour in the Roasting Bag. put the other 2 stalks of celery in the bottom.

    Tie the turkey legs together with cooking string and tie the wings down as well. Place the turkey in the bag and use the tie that comes with it to close the bag. poke a couple of small holes or slits in the top of the bag. Put turkey in the bag in the bottom of the roasting pan, Do not put the lid on! Roast according to the time chart that comes with the bag for the weight of the unstuffed turkey.
  • 5I have been using this method for many years and the turkey always comes out nice and brown and moist. You will usually need a helping hand when it is done to pour off the juice into a pan for the gravy.

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About Roast Turkey

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #roast