Herb Roasted Holiday Turkey
- Cook Time: 2 - 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.
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 12 to 24 pound turkey, thawed
- Vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
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.
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.
PLACE turkey in oven bag on top of vegetables.
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.
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.