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Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 3-3/4 hours + standing

Makes

14 servings (2 cups gravy)

Our recipe specialists use an easy herb rub to turn out a tender, tasty turkey with beautiful golden skin. Lemon adds a pleasant flavor to the gravy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (14 to 16 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh rosemary, tarragon and thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each lemon-pepper seasoning, cayenne pepper, chili powder and paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium orange, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Pat turkey dry. Combine the seasonings and garlic; rub over the outside and inside of turkey. Place lemon and orange wedges in cavity. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly. Remove turkey to a serving platter; Cover and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
  3. Pour pan drippings and loosened brown bits into a measuring cup. Skim fat, reserving 2 tablespoons. Add enough water to measure 2 cups. In a small saucepan, combine flour and fat until smooth. Gradually stir in drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

8 ounce-weight: 541 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 73g protein.

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