This classic roast turkey recipe is flavorful and easy thanks to Reynolds® Oven Bags. Seal in moisture and flavor and make cleanup easier than ever!

Herb Roasted Holiday Turkey

Cook time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
Servings: 15 Course: main dish

Roast turkey is the classic centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners every year. This recipe avoids a dry and bland turkey by using a Reynolds® Oven Bag to seal in the moisture and flavor that will make this Thanksgiving turkey a hit. 

Reynolds Kitchens tip

For stuffed turkey: Lightly stuff turkey with your favorite stuffing recipe before brushing with oil. Add 1/2 hour to bake time. - If turkey sticks to oven bag, gently loosen bag from turkey before opening bag. - Estimate 1 pound per person for generous servings with leftovers.


Step 1:

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2:

SHAKE flour inside a Turkey Sized Reynolds® Oven Bag and place in a large roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Spray inside of bag with nonstick spray to reduce sticking, if desired.

Step 3:

ADD vegetables to oven bag. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Brush turkey with oil. Combine sage, thyme, rosemary and seasoned salt. Sprinkle and rub herb mixture over turkey, turning to coat evenly.

Step 4:

PLACE turkey in oven bag on top of vegetables.

Step 5:

CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2-inch slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in bag into thickest part of inner thigh. Tuck ends of bag in pan.

Step 6:

BAKE 2 to 2 1/2 hours for a 12 to 16 lb. turkey, 2 1/2 to 3 hours for a 16 to 20 lb. turkey, and 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a 20 to 24 lb. turkey, or until meat thermometer reads 180°F. For easy slicing, let stand in oven bag 15 minutes before opening.