Juicy herb-roasted turkey

Tender, juicy, perfectly roasted turkey is the star on Thanksgiving Day! So get going and cook up this delicious meal for your family…
The Community By Roselou Warren
Published on November 17, 2014
roasted turkey

Tender, juicy, perfectly roasted turkey is the star on Thanksgiving Day! So get going and cook up this delicious meal for your family…

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs, divided
  • 4 medium onions
  • 5 celery ribs
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 3 medium parsnips

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine ¼ cup oil, garlic and pepper
  • Rub mixture under the turkey skin
  • Place sage leaves and two thyme sprigs under the skin
  • Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks
  • Cut onions into wedges
  • Cut the celery, carrots and parsnips into 2-lengths
  • Place a fifth of the onions, celery and carrots in the turkey cavity
  • Add sprigs and the remaining thyme
  • Place remaining vegetables in to a roasting pan
  • Place turkey, breast side up, over vegetables
  • Brush with remaining oil
  • Bake at 325°F for 3 and 1/4 to 3 and 3/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°F degrees, basting occasionally with pan drippings
  • Cover and let stand for 20 minutes
  • Discard vegetables, use drippings to make gravy

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