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Herb Roasted Turkey

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This herb roasted turkey recipe is super easy to make and produces a flavorful, juicy turkey that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or any day.

This herb roasted turkey recipe is super easy to make and produces a flavorful, juicy turkey that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or any day.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: poultry
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: poultry
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: poultry
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 pound turkey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs (we used sage, rosemary and thyme)
  • 5 whole cloves garlic
  • 4 lemons, sliced in half

Instructions

  1. Position a rack in the bottom of your oven and preheat to 375°F.
  2. Remove your turkey from the brine and remove any giblets from the cavity and either throw them away or put them aside for making gravy later!
  3. Place the turkey onto the rack of a roasting pan and pat it all over with paper towels to remove any moisture. This will help the butter stick better.
  4. Mix the freshly chopped herbs, salt and pepper with the butter to make an herbed butter.
  5. Use your hand to rub the butter under the skin and all over the turkey. It dooesn’t have to be perfect, but try to cover the turkey evenly.
  6. Stuff the cavity of the turkey with the lemons and garlic and tie the legs together with twine.
  7. Place the roasting pan on the bottom shelf of your oven and insert the temperature probe into the thickest part of the breast and set the temperature reading for 165°F.
  8. Roast the turkey until it reaches 165°F, every 30 minutes or so using a baster or pastry brush to bring the juices that drip down back to the top of the turkey. If any parts start to get too brown, cover with tin foil.
  9. Once the turkey has reached the desired temperature (for a 13 pound turkey this took about 3 hours), remove from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving!

Keywords: herb roasted turkey, thanksgiving

Notes

  1. If your turkey is not already brined (it should say on the packaging!), we recommend brining it for 24 hours before cooking.
  2. A fully cooked, uncarved turkey will remain at a good serving temperature for quite a while after it’s removed from the oven—and it will be easier to carve if it’s cooled a bit. So, don’t stress it if your turkey is finished before other dishes are ready.