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No-Fuss Herb-Roasted Turkey & Stuffing Recipe
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No-Fuss Herb-Roasted Turkey & Stuffing Recipe

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I learned to bake turkey in a brown paper bag, but now I use an oven roasting bag for perfect results that keep white meat moist. —Marla Hyatt, St. Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 turkey-size oven roasting bag
  • STUFFING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (14 ounces) seasoned stuffing cubes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from turkey breast; rub butter under the skin. In a small bowl, mix salt, sage, rosemary and pepper; rub over outside and inside of turkey. Tuck wings under turkey; tie drumsticks together.
  2. Sprinkle flour into oven bag; shake to coat. Place in a shallow roasting pan; add turkey to bag, breast side up. Cut six 1/2-in. slits in top of bag; close with tie provided. Bake 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°.
  3. Meanwhile, for stuffing, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in stuffing cubes, soup, broth and egg. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  4. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove turkey from bag to serving platter; tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes before carving. Serve with stuffing. Yield: 12 servings (8 cups stuffing).
Originally published as No-Fuss Herb-Roasted Turkey & Stuffing in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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