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How to Roast a Turkey

If you’ve never roasted a turkey before, or you have and it just didn’t turn out quite right, then this video is for you. Chef John teaches you how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey using simple methods. Nothing fancy here, just a solid procedure that works for beginners and experts alike—and results in a moist, tender bird with a beautiful magazine-cover look. Get Chef John's recipe for How to Cook a Turkey. Then prepare yourself for plenty of ooohs and aaahs at the holidays.

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  • Jill

I used your video to make a 17 pound turkey last night. I never made one before. It turned out perfect! It was easy. Thank you!

  • ProudNavyWife1103

I used this video last year (my first year making the turkey!) and we are making Thanksgiving for 15+ this year and I am using it again. Rave reviews from all! Perfect for all of us newbies.