Easy Herb-Roasted Turkey

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Easy Herb-Roasted Turkey

Recipe by greatdeals
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

45

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 

30

minutes
Total time

4

hours 

15

minutes

Try this delicious recipe for a turkey that is perfectly browned on the outside while being both tender and juicy on the inside!

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground sage

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cups water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    Clean turkey (discard giblets and organs), and place in a roasting pan with a lid.
  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, ground sage, salt, and black pepper. Using a basting brush, apply the mixture to the outside of the uncooked turkey. Pour water into the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover.
  • Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh measures 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).
  • Remove bird from oven, and allow to stand for about 30 minutes before carving.

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