Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey RECIPE

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


    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


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.

TAGS:  Poultry |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    74 of 74 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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    56 of 58 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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    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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    44 of 46 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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    44 of 44 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