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Herb Butter-Roasted Turkey

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14 servings

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 Thanksgiving day.

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix all ingredients except turkey and oil until blended.
  • 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.
  • Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in roasting pan; brush with oil.
  • 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.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with smart sides, such as roasted Brussels sprouts and whole grain rolls, to balance out the meal.

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.

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.

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!)


  • 14 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 14 servings
Calories 390
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 38g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* 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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