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Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe

Make this holiday dinner the easiest ever by making this Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe. Whether you’re gathering your whole family for this thanksgiving dinner or hosting a Friendsgiving, this recipe is perfect for all to enjoy!

Turkey Recipe

I’m bringing you my Fool-proof Roast Turkey Recipe that anyone can make. This is the perfect recipe for those who decide to make a last-minute turkey where no brining is required to obtain delicious juicy meat.

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Tips to know before making this a Fuss-free  Roast Turkey Recipe:

  • When you take the turkey out of the packaging, some turkeys bring a red pop out which works as a small thermometer. I suggest taking it out because, in my opinion, they are not accurate. It is much better to use a simple and inexpensive meat thermometer.
  • Make sure to remove the small packaging with the neck and giblets (extremely important). These are usually tucked inside the top area of the neck or the cavity. You can use them to make turkey stock or you can cook them together with the turkey and enjoy it. Those are me and my daughter’s favorites:)
  • Rinse the turkey with cool water and then pat dry (very important) to get a nice crispy golden skin.

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How to make this simple  Roast Turkey Recipe:

This recipe is for any turkey between 10 and 12 pounds.

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, prepare the turkey by rinsing it with cool water and pat it dry with a paper towel. In a small container, combine the rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, and garlic with unsalted butter (melted). Add the juice of a small orange, then set aside to season Turkey with it.

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  Go under with your hands (gently to not break the breast skin) and loosen up the skin from the breast.  Once you’ve done that, take a few tablespoons of the butter mixture and season the turkey inside the cavity.  I like to season the inside to add some extra flavor. Next, add the rest of the rub all over the top. Place it inside a large size oven-safe bag and tie securely. I decided to place the neck and giblets inside as well. If possible, refrigerate for a couple of hours or a day before to intensify the flavors (optional)

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*There’s no stuffing in this turkey.  I didn’t want to overstuff the cavity so it doesn’t block the airflow, so I added a few garlic cloves (as many as you please). You can also use some fresh herbs.

Place the turkey in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for about an hour and then carefully remove the bag. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey leg/thigh to ensure that the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

 Every 20 minutes go in with a baster and collect some of the liquid from the bottom and pour all over the top of the turkey. This is going to help to keep the meat moist and helps it become nice and golden. Let the turkey cook for about 2 to 2 ½  extra hours. This will be a total of three hours of cooking time.

Take the turkey out of the oven and let it rest for at least 20 minutes before carving it. This will ensure the meat is firm and easier to slice into it.

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Now let’s plate the turkey. This is just an idea:

In this recipe, I decided to place a bunch of lettuce around a big serving tray avoiding the center of the tray to place the turkey on top. Then I decided to add some red cabbage around it and some cranberries just to garnish and make it look pretty for the dining table.

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Or you can use just cabbage to decorate

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Pair this cranberry sauce with my Fuss-free Roast Turkey with My Creamy Mashed Potato and some delicious Sweet and Tangy Cranberry Pear Sauce.

Turkey Recipe

Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

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Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe

Evelyn Savinon ( A Simple Tweak)
Make this holiday dinner the easiest ever by making this Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe. Whether you’re gathering your whole family for this thanksgiving dinner or hosting a Friendsgiving, this recipe is perfect for all to enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner,, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 41 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting Pan
  • Baster
  • Meat Thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12-pound whole turkey (This recipe is for any turkey between 10 and 12 pounds).
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 3 tablespoons salt (if using salted butter reduce the amount of salt to 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 orange

Instructions
 

  • This recipe is for any turkey between 10 and 12 pounds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, prepare the turkey by rinsing it with cool water and pat it dry with a paper towel. In a small container, combine the rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, and garlic with unsalted butter (melted). Add the juice of a small orange, then set aside to season the Turkey with it.
  • Go under with your hands (gently to not break the breast skin) and loosen up the skin from the breast.
  • Once you’ve done that, take a few tablespoons of the butter mixture and season the turkey inside the cavity. I like to season the inside to add some extra flavor.
  • Next, add the rest of the rub all over the top. Place it inside a large size oven-safe bag and tie securely. I decided to place the neck and giblets inside as well. If possible, refrigerate for a couple of hours or a day before to intensify the flavors (optional)
  • Cook for about an hour and then carefully remove the bag. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey leg/thigh to ensure that the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Every 20 minutes go in with a baster and collect some of the liquid of the bottom and pour all over the top of the turkey. This is going to help to keep the meat moist and helps it become nice and golden. Let the turkey cook for about 2 to 2 ½ extra hours. This will be a total of three hours of cooking time.
  • Take the turkey out of the oven and let it rest for at least 20 minutes before carving it. This will ensure the meat is firm and easier to slice it

Notes

Tips to know before making this a Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe:

  • When you take the turkey out of the packaging, some turkeys bring a red pop out which works as a small thermometer. I suggest taking it out because, in my opinion, they are not accurate. It is much better to use a simple and inexpensive meat thermometer.
  • Make sure to remove the small packaging with the neck and giblets (extremely important). These are usually tucked inside the top area of the neck and/or inside the cavity. You can use them to make turkey stock or you can cook them together with the turkey and enjoy it. Those are me and my daughter’s favorites:)
  • Rinse the turkey with cool water and then pat dry (very important) to get a nice crispy golden skin.
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Nutrition

Calories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1745mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy turkey recipe,, last minute turkey,
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*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and do not forget to tag your pictures to #asimpletweakrecipes on Instagram. Make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board:)

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and do not forget to tag your pictures to #asimpletweakrecipes on Instagram. Make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board 🙂

Fuss-free Roast Turkey Recipe

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