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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 203.4
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,155.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Roasted Turkey


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Roasted Turkey RECIPE

Introduction

A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition. A yummy way to cut the calories, not the tradition.

Ingredients

    1 Whole Turkey (12 pounds)3/4 cup olive oil2 tablespoons garlic powder2 teaspoons dried basil1 teaspoon ground sage1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper2 cups water

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Clean turkey and place into a roasting pan with a lid.

2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt and black pepper. Using a basting brush apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into the bottom of the pan and cover with the lid.

3. Bake for 3 to 3.5 hours or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

4. Remove bird from oven and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

Makes 16 servings.





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  • Incredible!
    73 of 73 people found this review helpful
    Used herbs & spices suggested. Baked 14 lb. turkey in roasting bag in 2.5 hours at 350. Was golden, very moist, done throughout, & delicious. Stuffed turkey with dried apricots, raisins, & fuji apples. Used juice for some of the best gravy ever. Thanx much for the recipe. Will for sure use again. - 11/24/08

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  • 53 of 55 people found this review helpful
    Try putting a peeled onion cut in half and an apple inside the turkey before roasting: this adds to the moistness and flavour. - 2/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    46 of 47 people found this review helpful
    I have been roasting my turkey this way (covered & lower temp) for years - minus the oil & spices.

    Try "flipping the bird" onto it's breastbone for half the time - then return it to the normal position for the remainder of the time for moist and juicy white meat! - 3/26/09

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  • 40 of 42 people found this review helpful
    Use PAM instead of oil. The bird will still brown beautifully, but you've cut the calories. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe for Thanksgiving and instead of water I used chicken broth, used fresh herbs and cooked in a cooking bag. Was the best Turkey that I have ever had. Spectacular Recipe. - 11/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    37 of 40 people found this review helpful
    I scaled this down and used it on a chicken. Stuffed it with onion and apple for moisture. Really good! - 11/19/08

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This is a great combination of seasonings for turkey. I also add rosemary, onion cut in quarters and an apple in quarters to the cavity. Adds flavor and moisture! if stuffing is a must, cook on stove or bake outside the bird. it will be easier to control and won't soak up all the turkey fat - 11/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Instead of the garlic powder, use crushed garlic cloves . It cuts down on the sodium. Also, you can add a whole onion into the cavity of the turkey. For a little variety, substitute 1 cup orange juice for 1 cup of the water. The larger the turkey the more you get for your money 15 lbs. plus - 5/24/08

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  • 19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    The olive oil in place of the butter I usually use. Great idea! And came out just as moist. - 2/6/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    tried with Grampian's suggestion with the apricots & spices. Excellent. No oil. Don't need all the extra fat. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. My husband doesn't really care for turkey but he even enjoyed it. It was very moist. I don't have a lid for my roaster so I just covered it losely with tinfoil. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    The flavors of the herbs on this were wonderful, and made great "skinny" gravy. The meat was moist. I also removed the lid the last half-hour to brown it some. Looking forward to a sandwich on whole-wheat bread tomorrow! - 12/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    yummmm...this is how i make my birds for thanksgiving and christmas - 5/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love all the herbs that makes this soo good. - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This turned out absolutely beautiful yesterday! Thank you so much for sharing. And, btw, unless you eat the skin, the olive oil does not actually add fat to the bird but it does make the seasonings adhere and flavor the bird better during roasting...just an FYI ;) - 11/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I used this recipe Sunday for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. They absolutely loved it. It gave the turkey such a great flavor. Thanks for the recipe, it is now my favorite...... - 11/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    this turkey dinner was great and so tasty, went wel with apricots. lovely and golen brown , ill make this again soon !! - 7/8/09

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  • 8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Am I the only one who can't figure out how to feed 16 people with a 12 lb bird? In my house, 8 or 10 people strip a 12 lb turkey down to the carcass in one hour. And that's with sides and appetizers. - 11/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe...definitely a keeper! - 7/6/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this is a keeper very easy and tasty. - 7/6/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    sounds so yummy it gets 4 stars even before I try it. Specially like the hint to cook on it's breast for the first half of the time. Yummy white meat which I love. - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fixed this for Mother's Day........total hit with all. Thanks so much! - 5/23/09

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  • 6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I havent coooked a turkey in a while but this recipe makes me want to. Will buy a turkey breast and cook it in a brown in bag. - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and tasty-- I'll definitely use this again next Thanksgiving. The turkey was moist and smelled and tasted delicious. - 11/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Oh my goodness, this recipe is so good. My entire family loved it. Even those who like ham better then turkey preferred the turkey this year. - 11/26/07

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