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Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey

Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey Recipe

Description

A whole turkey is brushed and basted with a honey-butter glaze flavored with thyme, sage, and basil. It's the star of a holiday table.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Rinse the turkey, and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels. Brush the turkey with olive oil, inside and out.
  2. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and the thyme in a small bowl, and sprinkle the turkey with the mixture.
  3. Place the turkey on a rack set in a roasting pan, and roast in the preheated oven for 2 hours.
  4. In a bowl, stir together the honey, melted butter, sage, parsley, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper, until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Brush the turkey with the honey glaze, and return to the oven.
  5. Roast the turkey until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 more hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Continue to brush the turkey with the honey glaze frequently as it roasts. Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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Nutritional Information

Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey

Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 828.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 184 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
sugars:
fat: 63 %
saturated fat: 67 %
cholesterol: 95 %
vitamin a iu: 4 %
niacin equivalents: 257 %
vitamin b6: 84 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 6 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 34 %
magnesium: 30 %
potassium: 26 %
sodium: 22 %
thiamin: 19 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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