Roasted Turkey



  • One  8 to 10-pound turkey
  •   Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • medium onion, quartered
  • head garlic, halved
  •   Several sprigs of fresh herbs, such as thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage
  • bay leaves
  • 8 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted

A simple combination of herbs is the secret to this roasted turkey recipe.


Adjust a rack to lowest position and remove other racks. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove turkey parts from neck and breast cavities and reserve for other uses, if desired. Dry bird well with paper towels, inside and out. Salt and pepper inside the breast cavity and stuff the onion, garlic, herbs, and bay leaves inside. Set the bird on a roasting rack in a roasting pan; breast side up and brush generously with half the butter and season with salt and pepper. Tent the bird with foil.

Roast the turkey for 2 hours. Remove the foil and baste with the remaining butter. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees and continue to roast until an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees in the thigh of the bird, about 45 minutes more.

Remove turkey form the oven and set aside to rest for 15 minutes before carving.


This recipe was adapted from the original on


Calories per serving:

849 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 323g 497%
  • Carbs 38g 13%
  • Saturated 118g 591%
  • Fiber 5g 21%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 98g
  • Polyunsaturated 64g
  • Protein 890g 1,779%
  • Cholesterol 3,184mg 1,061%
  • Sodium 4,600mg 192%
  • Calcium 656mg 66%
  • Magnesium 1,069mg 267%
  • Potassium 9,638mg 275%
  • Iron 39mg 216%
  • Zinc 74mg 492%
  • Phosphorus 7,625mg 1,089%
  • Vitamin A 1,503µg 167%
  • Vitamin C 45mg 74%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 142%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 8mg 455%
  • Niacin (B3) 312mg 1,562%
  • Vitamin B6 25mg 1,264%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 322µg 81%
  • Vitamin B12 50µg 833%
  • Vitamin D 14µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 32%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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