Orange Sage Corn Bread Crusted Turkey

The stuffing is on the outside of this turkey! A crust of corn bread crumbs and rubbed sage coats the turkey to seal in the juices and give it savory flavor and crunchy texture.

Serves: Makes 12 servings.
30 mins Prep time 3 hrs 30 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
3 hrs 30 mins Cook time
  • Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix Corn Bread Crust ingredients in medium bowl.

  • Mix oil and orange peel. Brush on turkey. Coat entire surface of turkey evenly with Corn Bread Crust mixture. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

  • Roast 2 hours. Remove foil. Roast 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh). Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice. Serve with Sage & Citrus Perfect Turkey Gravy, if desired.

Cooking tip

Sage & Citrus Perfect Turkey Gravy: Mix 2 packages McCormick® Turkey Gravy Mix, 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Rubbed Sage in large saucepan. Gradually stir in 2 cups water, 1 cup turkey pan drippings and 1 tablespoon orange or lemon juice with wire whisk until smooth. Stirring frequently, cook on medium-high heat until gravy comes to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. (Gravy will continue to thicken upon standing.) Makes 3 cups.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 581Calories: 581Cholesterol: 216mg
  • Sodium: 568mgProtein: 74g
  • Total Fat: 29gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g