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How to Roast a Turkey


How to Roast a Turkey

Looking for an easy, no-fuss method on How to Roast a Turkey? This simple recipe uses only water and butter to cook a moist turkey that’s great for any time of the year, not just for Thanksgiving.
Cook Time3 hours
Servings: 12


  • 1 13 lb whole turkey, thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water


  • 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.
  • Place the turkey breast down in a large roasting pan.
  • Put 1/4 cup of butter into the cavity of the turkey.
  • Place the remaining butter in the roasting pan around the turkey.
  • Carefully pour the water into the pan. Do not splash the turkey.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Roast 3 hours; the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh will reach 180F degrees and juice runs clear when the turkey is done.

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