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Whole turkey on white platter, garnished with parsley
Herb Roasted Turkey
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins

This Herb Roasted Turkey is loaded with flavor from the garlic herb butter used. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or Dinner!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Herb Roasted Turkey, Roast Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 867 kcal
  • 8-9 pound turkey (3-4 kg) thawed and at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 16 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme fresh, plucked from stems
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 handful sprigs of herbs, for stuffing turkey cavity I used 2 springs rosemary, 4 sprigs thyme, 1 sprig sage
  1. Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit (230° Celsius).

  2. Squeeze lemon juice over room temperature turkey. Let it rest while you prepare other ingredients.

  3. Make garlic herb butter. In a bowl combine the butter, minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage, chicken bouillon powder, salt and black pepper.

  4. Rub the garlic herb butter underneath the turkey wings and all over the turkey. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the garlic herb butter.

  5. Tuck the turkey wings under the body of the bird.

  6. Tie the turkey together using kitchen twine.

  7. Stuff the turkey with the handful of herbs.

  8. Transfer the turkey to roasting pan.

  9. Roast at 450° Fahrenheit (230° Celsius) for 30 minutes. Remove the bird from the oven and carefully brush the reserved 2 tablespoons of garlic herb butter all over the turkey.

  10. Reduce the oven temperature to 350° Fahrenheit (180° Celsius). Place the turkey back into the oven and let it cook for one hour. A meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey should read 165° Fahrenheit or 70° Celsius.