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Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

04:15:00 18 servings, 1/18 recipe
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Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
15
min.
Servings

18 servings, 1/18 recipe

Take just 15 minutes to prep this flavourful Roast Turkey with Herb Butter for the oven. Then try to be patient as the wonderful aromas fill your kitchen!

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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 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until done (170°F), covering breast loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 min. before carving.

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 flavoured 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.

Servings

  • 18 servings, 1/18 recipe

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 1/18 recipe
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 420
% Daily Value
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 210mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 1g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 50g
   
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 15 %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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