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Herb Roasted Turkey

  • Cook Time: 1 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours
  • Course: Main Dish

Oven roasted turkey is easy with an oven bag - juicy and golden everytime.

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  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 stalks celery      
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 to 24 pound turkey, fresh or thawed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil, rosemary, paprika and seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

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

Step 3

ADD vegetables to oven bag. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey, pat dry and brush with oil. COMBINE seasonings in a small bowl; sprinkle and rub evenly over turkey.

Step 4

PLACE turkey in oven bag on top of vegetables.

Step 5

CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut six ½-inch slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in bag into thickest part of inner thigh no touching the bone. Tuck ends of bag in pan.

Step 6

BAKE according to times below or until meat thermometer reads 180°F.

Step 7

Let Stand in oven bag 15 minutes. Cut open top of bag. Use two carving forks, inserting one in each end, to lift turkey from bag.

Cooking Times

1 1/2 to 2 hours for 8-12 pound turkeys; 2 to 2 1/2 hours for 12-16 pound turkeys; 2 1/2 to 3 hours for 16-20 pound turkeys; 3 to 3 1/2 hours for 20-24 pound turkeys

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

How much to buy? Estimate 1 pound turkey per person for generous servings with leftovers. For lightly stuffed turkeys, add ½ hour to bake time. If turkey skin sticks to oven bag, gently loosen bag from turkey before opening.

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