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Greek Lemon Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing


16-20 servings

Baking this bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender. Round out servings of meat and vegetables with the flavorful herb drippings.


  • 1 turkey (16 to 20 pounds)
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 turkey-size oven roasting bag
  • 5 large onions, quartered
  • 6 large potatoes, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 5 medium carrots, quartered


  1. Make several deep slits in the turkey; insert a garlic slice into each slit. Combine the oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper; rub over turkey. Place flour in oven bag and shake well. Place turkey in bag and close. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Place oven bag in a roasting pan at least 2 in. deep. Add onions, potatoes and carrots to bag. Close bag with nylon tie provided (do not allow oven bag to hang over pan). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until thermometer reads 180°. Remove turkey from bag. Let stand for 20 minutes before carving. Keep vegetables warm. Serve turkey and vegetables with drippings.

Nutrition Facts

8 ounce-weight: 516 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 57g protein.

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