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Enjoy turkey the way mama and grandma made it - roasted in the oven, filling the house with memorable aromas for hours! If you're new to roasting turkeys for a big feast, our recipes will teach you the ropes. And if you've roasted more turkeys than you care to count, you're sure to find an exciting, new recipe here!

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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (39 Votes)
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Servings 10
Preparation time 50
Cooking time 230

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14-pound) turkey, giblets removed, washed and dried
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish

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Don't let the simplicity of this Oven-Roasted Turkey recipe fool you, it produces a juicy succulent turkey for all ...

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After trying every turkey-roasting method under the sun, I’ve finally settled on this as absolutely the best

  • 1 (12-pound) turkey
  • 8 cups warm homemade turkey stock
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus additional, melted, if needed for gravy
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 batch your favorite stuffing recipe
4.5/5 (68 Votes)

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Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey recipe? Your search is over! This delicious Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey ...

  • BRINE:
  • 2 1/2 gallons water
  • 2 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 24 bay leaves
  • 24 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/3 cup whole black peppercorns
  • 2 small bunches fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 4-ounces)
  • 1 small bunch fresh sage (about 1-ounce)
  • 6 medium sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Zest and juice of 4 large lemons (remove the zest in long strips with a vegetable peeler)
  • TURKEY:
  • 1 (14 to 16-pound) natural turkey (preferably fresh)
  • 1 recipe Three-Herb Butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces (4-tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 1/2 ounces (5-tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups Three-Herb Turkey Broth or low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups Pinot Noir
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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"The first Thanksgiving I took part in cooking was when I was 20, a college kid in Boston, living in a big, ramblin...

  • 1 (12 to 14-pound) turkey, giblets and neck removed, at room temperature for 1 hour
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt, optional
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4-stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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This classic Roast Turkey with Gravy recipe uses larding, a process of inserting strips of lard (or other animal fa...

  • 1 package cheesecloth
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 12 to 14 pound turkey
  • 1 pound salt pork, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Giblets
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Treat yourself and your family this Thanksgiving with this spectacular recipe for Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter &

  • TURKEY:
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 (20-pound) turkey
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • SAGE BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • MARSALA SAUCE:
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt & black pepper
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Recipe source: Ina Garten | Food Network from 2008, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

  • 3/4 cup large-diced dried figs, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Calvados or brandy
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 1 cup celery, 1/2-inch-diced
  • 3/4 pound pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 extra-large egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (5-pounds) whole turkey breast, boned and butterflied
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Get the perfect brine for the Thanksgiving turkey with this in-depth Brined Roasted Turkey recipe

  • BRINE:
  • 1 (14 to 16 pound) frozen young turkey
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
  • 1 gallon heavily iced water
  • AROMATICS:
  • 1 red apple, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 6 leaves sage
  • Canola oil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Convection Roasted Turkey Breast is the perfect mixture of crisp on the outside, moist on the inside

  • 4 to 6 pound fresh turkey breast or halved breast, bone in, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
3.6/5 (11 Votes)

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Every day is a special occasion when you serve this roast turkey seasoned with lemon and Italian spices

  • 1 whole turkey breast on the bone (about 6-1/2-pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chicken broth
4.7/5 (24 Votes)

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Herb Roasted Turkey is the perfect recipe for any Thanksgiving feast! Don't forget your favorite sides like cranber

  • BRINE:
  • 8 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 turkey
  • BUTTER RUB:
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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I know, right? Truffle Butter sounds so pretentious

  • 1 (12 to 14-pound) fresh turkey, with giblets removed
  • 3 ounces white truffle butter, room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Large bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 large onion, unpeeled and cut in eighths
  • 1 whole head garlic, unpeeled and cut in half crosswise
  • Good olive oil
  • Note: I found truffle butter at my local Costco, and it wasn't as expensive as I thought.
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Roasted turkey is definitely a comfort food, and the leftovers of this simple turkey breast tenderloin recipe are g...

  • 2 (1-pound each) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
3.9/5 (122 Votes)

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Roast turkey with lemon and chives is the perfect recipe for your Thanksgiving meal! Don't forget to top it off wit

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, plus 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (18-pound) turkey
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 4 cups turkey stock
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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Our family can eat turkey breast throughout the year

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped medium
  • 1 carrot, chopped medium (I did't peel it)
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (I only used 2 garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional, but flavorful)
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (6 to 7-pound) turkey breast, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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