Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours
Rest Time
30 Mins
10 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Set a rack in lower third of oven; preheat oven to 325°F. Combine oil, butter, garlic, chopped herbs and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper.

Step 2

Remove neck and giblets; discard. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Rub oil-herb mixture over turkey and under skin. Sprinkle salt and pepper inside bird; then stuff it with lemon, onion and herb sprigs. Tuck wings under; tie legs with kitchen twine.

Step 3

Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan. Cover loosely with foil. Roast for 3 hours. Remove foil; roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting every 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reaches 175°F.

Step 4

Place turkey on a cutting board. Tent with foil; let rest for 30 minutes before carving.

Ratings & Reviews

Mish6363's Review

January 01, 2011
I have made Thanksgiving dinner for over 20 years and this was the best rurkey recipe ever. I had all guests raving about the flavor months afterward.