Roast Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving

Roast Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is coming up and it is the turkey season! While all the turkey lovers in your family might be getting ready with their napkins on their laps and cutlery in their hands, as the cook in your family you might be getting all nervous about getting your turkey spot-on. If you think you want to do something conventional yet super delicious and easy, Roast Turkey is your best bet!

Roast Turkey Recipe

Check out the roast turkey recipe right here!

Total Time: 3:15

Prep: 0:15

Level: Easy

Serves: 8 Servings

Gather these items

Roast Turkey Recipe

1 12-14 lb. whole turkey, neck and giblets removed

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 onion, cut into wedges

1 bunch thyme

Small handful of rosemary sprigs

1 small handful sage leaves

1 head garlic, halved crosswise

1/2 c. melted butter

2 c. chicken broth


Position the rack to the lower third of your oven and preheat the oven to 450°.

Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and season the cavity generously with salt and pepper.

Stuff the cavity with onion, thyme, rosemary, sage and garlic.

And tie up the legs of the turkey together with kitchen twine and tuck the wing tips under the body.

Brush the butter all over the turkey and then season the turkey generously with salt and pepper.

Place the turkey breast side up on a roasting rack inside of a large pan.

Pour the chicken broth into the pan. Transfer to oven and immediately reduce oven heat to 350°.

Baste the turkey with a baster every 30 to 45 minutes with the juices on the bottom of the pan, and roast for 3 to 4 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and thigh. (The meat temperature should be 165°).

Cover cooked turkey with aluminum foil and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.