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Herb Butter-Roasted Turkey

Herb Butter-Roasted Turkey

4 Hr(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
3 Hr(s) 45 Min(s) Cook
Take just 15 minutes to prep this flavorful Herb Butter-Roasted Turkey. This Herb Butter-Roasted Turkey will fill the kitchen with a wonderful aroma on any holiday.
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14 servings
Original recipe yields 14 servings
1 cup butter, softened
6 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. pepper
1 turkey (14 lb.), thawed if frozen
2 Tbsp. oil
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 325ºF.
2
Mix all ingredients except turkey and oil until blended.
3
Remove neck and giblets from turkey cavities; discard or reserve for another use. Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Free legs from tucked position. (Do not cut band of skin.) Gently loosen skin over breast, starting at body cavity opening by legs. Spread butter mixture onto meat under skin. Return legs to tucked position. Tuck wings under turkey.
4
Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan; brush with oil.
5
Bake 3 hours 15 min. to 3 hours 45 min. or until done (165°F), covering breast loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 min. before carving.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with smart sides, such as roasted Brussels sprouts and whole grain rolls, to balance out the meal.
Tip 2
How to Calculate the Turkey Roasting Time
If roasting your turkey in a 325°F oven, plan on 15 to 17 min. of cooking time for each pound of an unstuffed turkey.
Tip 3
Make Ahead
The versatile flavored butter can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 1 week. For best results, let the chilled butter stand at room temperature 30 min. to soften slightly before using as directed.
Tip 4
How Much Turkey to Buy
Plan on purchasing 1 pound of turkey for each guest. Each pound of turkey will yield about 1/2 pound (8 oz.) cooked turkey. (The daily recommended protein intake for Americans older than 9 years of age is 5 to 6 oz., but it's always nice to plan for some leftovers!)
Nutrition
Calories
390
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
31%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 180mg
60%
Sodium 300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fibers 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
0%
Protein 38g
76%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
14 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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