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Simple Classic Roasted Turkey


"This is the easiest turkey recipe I have ever come across. The moist meat falls right off the bone. No slicing involved."
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6 h 10 m servings 567 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Season turkey with salt and pepper and place, breast-side down, in a roaster; add neck and giblets. Pour water into pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, basting as needed, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 6 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Continue to roast until meat falls off the bone if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 567 calories; 26.5 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 76.6 g protein; 224 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This came out wonderful! Only change I made was used chicken stock instead of water and I buttered the turkey.

I used this recipe with a stuffed turkey, and man, they weren't kidding when they said the meat would fall right off the bone! Maybe due to the stuffing, there was a LOT of juice in the pan I us...

This is one of the best turkeys I've made yet - so simple, but the skin crisped BEAUTIFULLY, and the meat was so juicy and tender. Big thumbs up from everyone!