Oven-roasted-Turkey

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!

Foolproof-Roasted-Turkey-Recipe-that-anyone-can-makeOne of the many things I learned over the years when making a turkey is that the amount of work and effort you put into making it does not necessarily guarantee a juicy, delicious turkey. I also learn that simplicity is the key to success. This turkey recipe is as simple and easy as it can be. It’s the perfect recipe for those who decide to make a last-minute turkey, as the steps to follow are simple and not time-consuming. 

No brining or any other complex cooking methods were used, And still, you can obtain delicious juicy turkey meat.

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How to make this simple Roasted Turkey

*10/ 12 pounds of Turkey.

 The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Then, assuming your turkey has already thawed, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with paper towels (essential) to obtain a crispy golden skin. Remove the small packaging containing the neck and giblets (essential). This packaging is tucked inside the cavity or the top of the neck. You can use them to make turkey stock or cook them alongside the turkey and enjoy it.

Next, combine rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, minced garlic, and unsalted butter in a small mixing bowl (melted). Mix in the juice of a large orange and set aside.

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Gently, so as not to break the skin of the turkey breast, go under with your hands and loosen the skin from the turkey breast.

After that, season the inside of the turkey cavity. This ensures that the turkey has flavor. Then, rub the remaining seasonings over the turkey.

Place turkey inside a large size oven-safe bag and tie securely. I decided to place the neck and giblets inside as well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or a day before intensifying the flavors (optional but highly recommended).

Place-the-turkey-in-a-oven-safe-bag*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.

Next, place the turkey in a roasting pan and cook in the oven for 1 hour. 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.

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After that, place the turkey in a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey leg/thigh to ensure an internal temperature of 165°F.

After an hour, carefully cut the top of the oven bag open and remove the bag while leaving the turkey on the roasting pan. Return the turkey to the oven and cook for an additional 12 hours. Go in with a baster every 20 minutes and collect some of the liquid from the bottom to pour all over the top of the turkey. This will keep the meat moist and help it to become nice and golden.

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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Fuss-free Roasted 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!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 499kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting Pan
  • Baster
  • Meat Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 10 pound whole turkey *10/ 12 pounds of Turkey.
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 large orange

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Then, assuming your turkey has already thawed, remove it from its packaging and pat dry with paper towels (essential) to obtain a crispy golden skin. Remove the small packaging containing the neck and giblets (extremely important). This packaging is tucked inside the cavity or the top of the neck. You can use them to make turkey stock or cook them alongside the turkey and enjoy it.
  • Next, combine rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, minced garlic, and unsalted butter in a small mixing bowl (melted). Mix in the juice of a large orange and set aside.
  • Gently, so as not to break the skin of the turkey breast, go under with your hands and loosen the skin from the turkey breast.
  • After that, season the inside of the turkey cavity. This ensures that the turkey has flavor. Then, rub the remaining seasonings over the turkey.
  • Place the turkey in a large oven-safe bag and secure the bag. I also decided to put the neck and giblets inside. Refrigerate for a few hours or up to a day before enhancing the flavors (optional but highly recommended).
  • After that, place the turkey in a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey leg/thigh to ensure an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • After an hour, carefully cut the top of the oven bag open and remove the bag while leaving the turkey on the roasting pan. Return the turkey to the oven and cook for an additional 12 hours. Go in with a baster every 20 minutes and collect some of the liquid from the bottom to pour all over the top of the turkey. This will keep the meat moist and help it to become nice and golden.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and set it aside for at least 20 minutes before carving. This will ensure that the meat is firm and easy to cut into.

Notes

 
*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 76g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 2135mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg

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