Spicy Turkey Roast (oven version)

Rev BJ Friley


Oven temperature: 350 degrees F

★★★★★ 1 vote
8 to 10
25 Min
2 Hr
Convection Oven


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


rosemary sprigs, for garnish
red pepper, for garnish

How to Make Spicy Turkey Roast (oven version)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Remove mesh from the turkey.
  • 3Lay turkey our as flat as possible on a cutting board, placing the skin side down.
  • 4Combine the garlic, rosemary, pepper and salt in the work bowl of the food processor with the steel blade in place, or in blender.
  • 5Turn motor on.
  • 6Add the oil, processing until coarsely chopped.
  • 7Spread half the garlic mixture over the inside of the turkey.
  • 8Reroll the turkey.
  • 9Tie firmly with string every two inches to return the meat to its original log shape.
  • 10Spread evenly with the remaining garlic mixture.
  • 11Place on rack in roasting pan.
  • 12Roast at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until a meat thermometer inserted in the center registers 170 degrees F. A long log shape takes less time than a more compact roast.
  • 13Remove from oven.
  • 14Let stand 20 minutes before removing string.
  • 15Cut thin slices to serve.
  • 16Garnish with rosemary and red pepper.
  • 17Scrape up cooking juices from bottom of pan.
  • 18Spoon over meat, or thicken with flour and add chicken broth for a gravy, if desired.

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About Spicy Turkey Roast (oven version)

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