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Tender Herb-Roasted Turkey Recipe

Tender Herb-Roasted Turkey Recipe

Made with everyday ingredients, this moist and tender turkey tastes absolutely extraordinary! —Groucho_CT_, Community
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing YIELD:14 servings


  • 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 turkey-size oven roasting bag
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pat turkey dry; brush with oil. Sprinkle herb mixture over skin of turkey. Skewer turkey openings; tie drumsticks together.
  • 2. Place flour in oven bag and shake to coat. Place the bag in a roasting pan; add celery and onion. Place turkey, breast side up, over vegetables. Cut six 1/2-in. slits in top of bag; close bag with tie provided.
  • 3. Bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Remove turkey to a serving platter and keep warm. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. If desired, thicken pan drippings for gravy. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 554 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 72g protein.

Reviews for Tender Herb-Roasted Turkey

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katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 108053
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Made this for Thanksgiving. We thought it was very good; and I appreciated that it was very simple. Made a great gravy. Good for the 'less confident' turkey-maker. :)"

lmsgunderson User ID: 3503710 118421
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"In response to mchelle_99 --Flour is added to an oven bag to prevent it bursting."

mchelle_99 User ID: 6332822 101783
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Why do you place flour in an oven bag? i'm assuming that the turkey needs to go in the bag as well"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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