Gather 'round the holiday table with a beautiful centerpiece this year--our moist, golden-brown Thyme Roasted Turkey. Keep the ingredients and prep simple with a 5-ingredient rub, featuring McCormick thyme, plus garlic powder, paprika and black pepper.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix garlic powder, paprika, thyme, pepper and salt in small bowl.

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  • Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Brush turkey with oil. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over turkey. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

  • Roast 2 hours, adding an extra 15 minutes per pound for larger turkeys. Remove foil. Roast 1 hour longer or until internal temperature in thigh reaches 165 degrees F (175 degrees F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board to slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

691 calories; protein 91.9g 184% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 32.8g 51% DV; cholesterol 267.8mg 89% DV; sodium 388.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
We made it yesterday and we are using it again today for our second turkey. The one yesterday was for leftovers. The one we are making today is for Thanksgiving. I think this rub has a nice flavor for a turkey. We did put onion celery and an apple inside the turkey for even more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
We made it yesterday and we are using it again today for our second turkey. The one yesterday was for leftovers. The one we are making today is for Thanksgiving. I think this rub has a nice flavor for a turkey. We did put onion celery and an apple inside the turkey for even more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2017
Used this reciepe on a 13 pound turkey today it turned out great. We perfer our bird cooked more had to add 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Read More