Spicy Turkey Roast (microwave version)

Rev BJ Friley


Microwave setting: HIGH 100%/MEDIUM 50%

Turkey cooked in the microwave is very juicy, but don't overcook it. Pour the brown juices which accumulate in the bottom of the microwave roasting pan over the sliced meat before serving.


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8 to 10
50 Min


  • 1
    frozen whole boneless turkey, 4 lbs., thawed as package directs
  • 8 to 10 large
    cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    coarse kosher style salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

  • ·
    orange slices, for garnish
  • ·
    rosemary sprigs, for garnish

How to Make Spicy Turkey Roast (microwave version)


  1. Remove mesh from thawed turkey. Lay turkey out as flat as possible on a cutting board, placing the skin side down.
  2. Combine garlic, rosemary, pepper and salt in the work bowl of the food processor with the steel blade in place, or in blender. Turn motor on. Add the oil, processing until coarsely chopped.
  3. Spread half the garlic mixture over the inside of the turkey. Reroll the turkey.
  4. Spread outside of roll with remaining garlic mixture. Wrap firmly in microsafe plastic film. Secure firmly with string. Pierce film in two or three places with fork.
  5. Place on microsafe cooking rack over microsafe roasting pan.
  6. Microwave at HIGH power for 10 minutes. Turn roast over.
  7. Microwave at MEDIUM power for 35 to 40 minutes, turning roast 2 or 3 times while cooking, until roast registers 170 degrees F in several places (use instant reading thermometer the check temperature).
  8. Thicken pan juices for gravy, if desired.
  9. Remove from microwave. Let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Cut thin slices to serve.
  10. Garnish with orange slices and rosemary, if desired.

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About Spicy Turkey Roast (microwave version)

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

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