Classic Roasted Turkey

This classic oven-roasted turkey recipe is the perfect main dish for a holiday dinner or cold-weather weekend meal. It is an excellent option for a weekly family dinner or meal prep, with leftovers that can be incorporated into countless recipes. With a turkey in the oven re... This classic oven-roasted turkey recipe is the perfect main dish for a holiday dinner or cold-weather weekend meal. It is an excellent option for a weekly family dinner or meal prep, with leftovers that can be incorporated into countless recipes. With a turkey in the oven recipe in your book, you’ll always have a hearty meal to serve the entire family. Packed full of spices, such as McCormick rubbed sage, garlic powder, paprika and ground black pepper - this classic turkey recipe is anything but bland. The key to cooking a turkey in the oven is to baste it with pan juices to keep the meat juicy and tender. This recipe for roast turkey is guaranteed to be a hit and one you’ll use time and time again. Read More Read Less
20m
PREP TIME
3hr
COOK TIME
493
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1

    How to Make Classic Roasted Turkey


    Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix sage, garlic, paprika, pepper and salt in small bowl.
  • 2 Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Brush turkey with oil. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over turkey. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.
  • 3 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 or to serve with turkey.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Notes:
    Herbs and spices including garlic powder, sage, paprika and black pepper add delicious flavor in this oven roasted turkey recipe. Brush with oil first for a gorgeous, golden, crispy skin, for a turkey that’s sure to be a statement centerpiece on your table. After the turkey is finished roasting, you’ll be left with savory drippings and browned cooked bits at the bottom of your roasting pan — perfect for making a scrumptious herbed turkey gravy, classic turkey gravy or mushroom onion gravy.
    This simple turkey recipe doesn’t call for brining, but if you prefer to add even more flavor, try our go-to turkey brine recipe.
    As for what to serve with your turkey, go for a full spread of garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie.
    Need recipes for all that leftover turkey? Here are some of our favorites: Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Chili, Turkey Quesadillas.

TIPS AND TRICKS

For easy cleanup, line roasting pan with heavy duty foil.

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