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Savory Roasted Turkey - Recipe

The flavors of bay leaves, onion and oranges permeate the turkey to make it incredibly moist and flavorful.
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Savory Roasted Turkey Recipe

1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325° F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl.

2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the seasoning mixture inside turkey. Stuff with bay leaves, celery, onion and orange. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

3. Roast 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165° F (175° F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

Test Kitchen Tip: For easy cleanup, line roasting pan with heavy duty foil.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12
-1 tablespoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning
-2 teaspoons seasoned salt
-1 teaspoon McCormick® Mustard, Ground
-1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
-1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
-1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
-2 McCormick® Bay Leaves
-2 stalks celery
-1 onion, quartered
-1 small orange, quartered
-1 tablespoon olive oil
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 567 Calories
Fat: 27 Grams
Protein: 78 Grams
Cholesterol: 219 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 3 Grams
Sodium: 424 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams