Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey Recipe

The herb rub lends delicious savory flavor to the outside of your turkey, while basting keeps the meat juicy inside. Be sure to reserve the pan juices to make Perfect Turkey Gravy.
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  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Sage, Rubbed
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 6 McCormick® Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
20 mins
3 hrs
1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325° F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl.

2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about half of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. 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 to 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.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 576 Calories
Fat: 28 Grams
Protein: 78 Grams
Cholesterol: 219 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 3 Grams
Sodium: 534 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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