Recipe Details

Basic Roast Turkey

  • Servings: 12
  • Ready In 4 hours
  • 1 12-lb turkey; Fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 c Chicken broth; or Turkey Broth
  • 1 tb olive oil
  • 2 ts Poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
Preheat the oven to 325-F degrees. Rinse turkey, drain, and pat dry. Remove neck and giblets; reserve if you'd like to use the giblets for gravy. Truss the turkey. Place, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Pour the broth into the bottom of the pan. Brush the turkey with the olive oil. Sprinkle on the poultry seasoning and black pepper.

Insert roasting thermometer in turkey thigh, making sure it doesn't touch bone. Roast the turkey for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 180-F degrees (165-F based on current standards), basting often and covering with foil if necessary to prevent over-browning. Let turkey stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size 1 Serving (525g)
    Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 683
    Calories From Fat 297
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 33g
    44%
  • Saturated Fat 10g
    48%
  • Trans Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 385g
    119%
  • Sodium 582g
    20%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
    0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 90g
    128%