Herb Roasted Turkey

Turkey

Prep Time: 60 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 pound) whole turkey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored, cut into large chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into large chunks
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, cut in half
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Clean turkey, discarding giblets and organs. Place turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, granulated garlic, thyme, marjoram, sage, salt and pepper. Rub herb mixture all over turkey and under the skin onto the breast meat. Place apple chunks, onion, celery and garlic cloves in the cavity. Tuck wing tips under the turkey and tie legs together with kitchen string. Add water to the roasting pan. Cover with heavy-duty foil and bake for approximately 3 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature measures 165 degrees. Remove turkey from oven and let rest for about 30 minutes before carving.


Yield: 26 (3 ounce) servings

Nutritional Info

  • Calories = 153
  • Fat = 4 gm
  • Saturated fat = 1 gm
  • Trans fat = 0 gm
  • Cholesterol = 85 mg
  • Protein = 26 gm
  • Sodium = 134 mg
  • Carbohydrate = 0 gm
  • Fiber = 0 gm
  • Calcium = 22 mg
  • Calories from fat = 24%

Food Exchanges: 3 lean meat