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Herb Roasted Turkey


Herb Roasted Turkey

A butter rub seasoned with sage and thyme makes this Herb Roasted Turkey a delicious main dish. Stuffed with apples and onions, this turkey is a holiday treat that is so simple to make, you may not want to wait. woman carrying roasted turkey on a platter
Cook Time2 hours
Servings: 12


  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • 1 12 lb whole turkey, thawed
  • 2 14 oz cans chicken broth, divided


  • Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey.
  • Rinse the turkey in cold water, then pat dry inside and out.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sage, thyme and garlic. Mix well.
  • Rub the herb butter over the entire turkey.
  • Fill the turkey cavity with the onion and apple wedges.
  • Coat a roasting rack with nonstick spray and place in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Place the turkey breast side up on the rack.
  • Loosely tent foil over the turkey breast.
  • Pour 1 cup of broth into the roasting pan.
  • If any apples or onions are left over, add them to the pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and then remove the foil.
  • Add the remaining chicken broth to the pan and cook another 2 hours.
  • The internal temperature of the breast will be 170F degrees when done.
  • Allow turkey to stand 20-30 minutes before carving.

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