Roasted Turkey Recipe

A step by step recipe on how to prepare a roasted turkey. Well seasoned, juicy and full of taste bird.


1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds) fresh or thawed frozen

1 stalk celery, cut into large pieces

2 dried bay leaves

2 medium carrots, cut into large pieces

2 medium onions, quartered

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Coarse salt and ground pepper

How to cook:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove neck and giblets from turkey cavity; set aside. Rinse turkey inside and out under cold running water; pat dry with paper towels.

Stuff cavity of bird with celery, bay leaves, and half the carrots and onions; tie legs together with kitchen twine.

Rub bird with butter; sprinkle with poultry seasoning. Season with salt and pepper.

Scatter remaining onion quarters and carrot pieces on bottom of a large roasting pan; add turkey neck.

Place turkey on a roasting rack in the pan.

Cook, basting frequently after the first hour, until bird is golden brown, thigh juices run clear when pierced, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast (avoiding bone) registers 170 degrees, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

(If skin is browning too quickly, tent with foil.) Let rest 30 minutes before carving.


  1. teh, ano sabor nya kay Martha way gid b? pinasahe?

  2. Lee okey man, more on celery sya pero namian man ang kids. I am not a big fan of turkey but for the sake of thanksgiving :)


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