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The Best Turkey Stuffing Recipe Ever inside the cooked Turkey.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe with Best Turkey Stuffing

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe with Best Turkey Stuffing from scratch.  Learn how to roast a turkey from scratch and make the best turkey stuffing.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Quick Notes to make Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe:

  • Pat dry turkey with paper towel before spreading butter.
  • Before placing the turkey inside the baking bag I like to add toothpicks on top of the turkey to make sure the skin wouldn’t stick to the bag.
  • Also, before placing the turkey inside the baking bag, grease the inside of the bag with oil. It will prevent the skin sticking to the bag while roasting, in result you will get a good looking turkey for Thanksgiving table.
  • Use left over turkey to make the most delicious and flavorful Bone Broth Recipe. Check out more best leftover Turkey recipes down below.

Turkey patted dry with paper towel. Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe with Best Turkey Stuffing.

How to Prepare a Turkey for Roasting:

To prepare a turkey for roasting I would highly recommend brining/soaking turkey overnight in this Easy Turkey Brine Recipe.   It will give you a juicy & moist roasted turkey results.
This step is 100% optional, you are welcome to skip it if you would like.
Pat dry turkey using paper towels.

Butter with spices inside the bowl.

Now, using a mixing bowl add 1 cup of softned butter, salt and black pepper to taste, 5 minced garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of Montreal Chicken Spice.

Butter with spices inside the bowl mixed with a fork.

Mix well using a fork.

Seasoned butter being placed under the turkey skin.

Evenly spread the butter under the turkey skin, if you have left over butter, spread over the top as well.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe stuffed with turkey stuffing and legs are being tight together with cooking twine.

Stuff turkey with Bacon Rice Stuffing and tie the legs together using cooking twine.

Turkey greased with oil and ready to be placed in a baking bag.

Then drizzle olive oil over the top, then using both hands grease the skin of the turkey, evenly.

Toothpicks added to the top of the turkey, then turkey is being placed inside the greased baking bag.

How to Roast a Turkey:

To roast a turkey, first preheat the oven to 350F, then place turkey into a baking bag. This is important, poke the bag few times with a toothpick, make about 5 holes.
Roast turkey in a Non-Stick Roast Pan over 350F for about 2 1/2 -3 hours, or until the turkey is cooked thru and when you cut between the leg the juices run clear.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe with Best Turkey Stuffing

Let the turkey rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting. Garnish with leafy greens, serve warm. Enjoy!

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

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Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls

Crunchy Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers

The Best Turkey Stuffing Recipe Ever inside the cooked Turkey.
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Coarse, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey
Calories: 1897kcal
Author: Love Keil

Equipment

  • Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 10-12 lb Organic turkey
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • Kosher salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Chicken Spice or use any of your favorite Poultry Spices
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or any oil of your choice
  • Turkey Stuffing

Instructions

  • First brine turkey over the night using this Easy Brine Recipe for a juicy & moist roasted turkey results. You are welcome to skip this step if you would like, but I would highly reccomend brining turkey before roasting.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Pat dry the turkey using paper towels.
  • Then, using a mixing bowl add 1 cup of softned butter, salt and black pepper to taste, 5 minced garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon of Montreal Chicken Spice. Mix well.
  • Evenly spread the butter under the turkey skin. Then drizzle olive oil over the top, oil the top skin of the turkey, evenly.
  • Stuff turkey with Bacon Rice Stuffing and tie the legs together using cooking twine.
  • Place turkey into a baking turkey bag. Poke few holes in the bag. Bake turkey in a Non-Stick Roast Pan over 350F for about 2 1/2 hours, or until the turkey is cooked thru and when you cut between the leg the juices run clear. 
  • Let the turkey rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting. Slice and serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pat dry turkey with paper towel before spreading butter.
  • Before placing the turkey inside the baking bag I like to add toothpicks on top of the turkey to make sure the skin wouldn’t stick to the bag.
  • Also, before placing the turkey inside the baking bag, grease the inside of the bag with oil. It will prevent the skin sticking to the bag while roasting, in result you will get a good looking turkey for Thanksgiving table.
  • Poke the bag few times before placing it into the oven.
  • Use left over turkey to make the most delicious and flavorful Bone Broth Recipe. Check out more best leftover Turkey recipes down below.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 1897kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 212g | Saturated Fat: 120g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1624mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5673IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg

Best Leftover Turkey Recipes:

Chimichangas  they are gluten free and made just under 30 minutes. One of the Most Popular Post here on Munchkin Time Blog.

Creamy Enchiladas – these are super tasty made with white cream and lots of cheese, my man’s favorite!

Fried Cutlets with Green Onion – made of fluffy dough, cooked chicken/turkey and flavorful green onion, kids love these! They are super good!

The Best Turkey Stuffing Recipe Ever inside the cooked Turkey.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is aa perfect recipe for the most delicious turkey, So easy to follow the directions and the family loved the dinner.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfectly roasted turkey sure going to be a star of Thanks giving table. I haven’t made a whole turkey yet. I need to try this , your step by step pictures are really helpful.

  3. 5 stars
    We’ve already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving but this is making me look forward to Christmas and all the turkey we’ll be eating. This one looks perfect! And can’t beat an easy recipe when it comes to holiday entertaining!

    • Thank you Leanne! I am so glad you like this easy turkey recipe, it’s perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration! Also, I had no idea that in Canada you celebrate Thanksgiving earlier than USA, learned something new today! Happy holidays!

  4. I’ve made turkey a few times, but never like this. I love the step by step tutorial – complete with pictures! I’ve never tried the baking bag, but you have convinced me to give it a go. And I’m certainly using all of that butter too!!!

    • Thank you Byron! Glad you like this step by step tutorial with pictures, thats my favorite way of learning how to do things by looking at the pictures! So I am glad you find it helpful! Yes, baking bag and butter makes turkey taste amazing and it get to be infused with juices while roasting. The result – 1 moist and juicy roasted turkey. Cant wait for you to try it!

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