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. From its herby, thyme-filled aroma to its savory, mouth-watering flavor, this is the turkey Thanksgiving memories are made of.
Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix garlic, paprika, thyme, pepper and salt in small bowl.
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°F, basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy, such as our Perfect Turkey Gravy, or to serve with turkey.
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