- 20 Minutes
- 3 Hours
A lot of memories are made during the holiday season, and many times, food is at the center of it all. Carving the turkey, eating together around the table, enjoying classic dishes that put a smile on everyone’s faces and so on. And this Herb Butter Roasted Turkey recipe could be one of those classic dishes to make your Thanksgiving or Christmas even more memorable and special. No elaborate sauces or techniques here – just simple, fresh flavors and straightforward cooking that give you a juicy and tasty turkey for your family feast.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix together the butter, rosemary, thyme, sage, salt and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
Pat the turkey dry inside. Season the turkey inside and out with salt and pepper. Place the onion, apple and celery into the turkey cavity. Tie the legs together and tuck the wings under the body of the turkey. Place the turkey into a large roasting pan.
Loosen the skin over the turkey breast and spread a third of the herb butter mixture under the skin. Spread the remaining herb butter on the outside of the turkey.
Roast the turkey in the oven for 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours or until the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F.
- Allow the turkey to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Recipe Tip: If the turkey begins to brown too quickly cover loosely with an aluminum foil tent.