Yields 12 Servings
1 10- to 12-pound turkey
¼ cup fresh herbs, plus 20 whole sprigs, such as thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano divided
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Onion, apple, lemon and/or orange, cut into 2-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups) 3 cups water, plus more as needed
Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 475 degrees F.
Remove giblets and neck from turkey cavities and reserve for making gravy. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan; pat dry with paper towels. Mix minced herbs, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the herb mixture all over the turkey, under the skin and onto the breast meat. Place aromatics and 10 of the herb sprigs in the cavity. Tuck the wing tips under the turkey. Tie the legs together with kitchen string. Add 3 cups water and the remaining 10 herb sprigs to the pan. 3.
Roast the turkey until the skin is golden brown, 45 minutes. Remove from the oven. Cover the breast with a double layer of foil, cutting as necessary to conform to the breast.
Reduce oven temperature to 350° and continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh without touching bone registers 165°, 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours more. If the pan dries out, tilt the turkey to let juices run out of the cavity and into the pan and add 1 cup water. 5.
Transfer the turkey to a serving platter and cover with foil. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes. Remove string and carve.
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Nutritional Facts 3 oz, Calories: 170, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g
Adapted From: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249300/herb-roasted-turkey/
Found by: Brianna Lawless, MS, RDN