Rating: 4.9 stars
128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

The holiday season means it's Turkey Time. I could never figure out why so many people wanted to come over...until they confessed it was my recipe for turkey! Gobble, Gobble! I do not stuff the turkey. I make my own stuffing on the side and serve in a festive dish.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs
additional:
15 mins
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 roasted turkey
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Rinse the turkey, and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels. Brush the turkey with olive oil, inside and out.

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  • Mix 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and the thyme in a small bowl, and sprinkle the turkey with the mixture.

  • Place the turkey on a rack set in a roasting pan, and roast in the preheated oven for 2 hours.

  • In a bowl, stir together the honey, melted butter, sage, parsley, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper, until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Brush the turkey with the honey glaze, and return to the oven.

  • Roast the turkey until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 more hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Continue to brush the turkey with the honey glaze frequently as it roasts. Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note

Use really good honey, or you can use maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

829 calories; protein 92.1g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 41.1g; cholesterol 283.5mg; sodium 555.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (139)

128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 118
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0