350 for 2-2.5 hours will yield an undercooked turkey (even at 170 in the thigh). I did a 8.5 lb turkey for almost three hours and got it up to 180 in the thigh. Rub gets very dark. Great flavor though, just needs some tweaking in terms of turkey size and cooking time.
Roasted Dry-Rub Turkey With Gravy
RedDixieCup Posted: 11/26/09
karengra Posted: 05/17/10
This is a good recipe. Itâs a little time consuming but tasty. www.EntertainingRecipes.org
jcballif44 Posted: 11/15/10
Very tasty. Use cook times listed on your turkey. The low star ratings on this recipe are not warranted. Thanksgiving IS time consuming and common sense is needed when cooking meat. See my idea under the rating section of the rub recipe. Very good on a whole chicken.
Msmsteach Posted: 10/20/11
This recipe is very easy. The turkey has amazing flavor and remains very juicy. I do usually wind up having extra rub, so now I reduce it by 1/3. I can't wait to make it this year. It is our family's favorite Thanksgiving recipe. Yum!
Dodie000 Posted: 11/22/11
Every Thanksgiving I try a new turkey recipe...Alton Brown's, Martha Stewart's, the list goes on and the turkey is always good, but forgettable. Last year, I tried this. Success! Moist, savory with lots of flavor, great skin...that rub and the garlic butter under the skin really made it stand out from the rest. I did a basic brine the day before. I think I've found my recipe for here on out!!
lottfam4 Posted: 11/19/12
Here's the paprika-brown sugar rub recipe: PAPRIKA-BROWN SUGAR RUB Combine 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. kosher salt, 2 Tbsp. smoked paprika, 2 tsp. dried crushed red pepper, 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp.dry mustard, and 1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper. Store in airtight container up to 4 weeks.
Bleng316 Posted: 11/06/12
The directions here are missing how to make the butter mixture and how,to make the rub
Nicci1973 Posted: 10/26/13
I've been using this recipe since 2009 and it is our family favorite!
JaneCarpenter Posted: 01/26/14
Used this recipe for Thanksgiving 2013 And this was a family favorite. Will be my go-to choice from now on. So very moist and the rub gives it a kick. Am also a new fan of smoked paprika - definitely made a difference and have now enjoyed it in other recipes.