Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson
Save Recipe Print
Total:
4 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
4 hr
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
4 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
4 hr
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Once preheated, place the oven thermometer in the oven to make sure your oven is reading an accurate temperature and adjust accordingly. 

Remove the turkey innards and rinse the turkey well. Pat dry and place on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan. Salt the turkey cavity and squeeze the lemons inside the cavity. Stuff with the lemon rinds, herbs, and 2 onion halves. Add the remaining onion halves, all giblets and turkey parts, and 4 cups water to the bottom of the roasting pan. Rub the skin of the turkey with the butter and season with salt and pepper. 

Place the turkey in the oven and cook until the internal temperature of the breast reaches 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer, 3 1/2 to 4 hours, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes. Cover the turkey with foil if the browning gets too dark. Remove the turkey when done and allow to rest 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Butter Herb Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Turkey Roulade

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Turkey Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Oven-Roasted Turkey

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Classic Hot Wings

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Thanksgiving Pioneer-Style Herb Roasted Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Roast Turkey with Mustard Maple Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Browse Reviews By Keyword