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
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
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.
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.
PLACE turkey in oven bag on top of vegetables.
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.
BAKE according to times below or until meat thermometer reads 180°F.
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.
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.