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Thyme Roasted Turkey

Gather ‘round the holiday table with a beautiful centerpiece this year – our moist, golden-brown Thyme Roasted Turkey. Keep the ingredients and prep simple, with a 5-ingredient rub, featuring McCormick Gourmet thyme, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. From its herby, thyme-filled aroma to its savoury, mouth-watering flavour, this is the turkey holiday memories are made of. Learn how to make a thyme roast turkey and how to prepare turkeys for the holidays below.  
20 min
PREP TIME
3h
COOK TIME
413
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS 14 SERVINGS

Preparation

  • 1 Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Pat turkey dry, both inside and out, with paper towels. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix garlic, paprika, thyme, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
  • 2 Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Brush turkey with oil. Sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over turkey. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.
  • 3 Roast 2 hours, adding an extra 15 minutes per pound for larger turkeys. Remove foil. Roast 1 hour longer or until internal temperature in thigh reaches 185°F (85°C), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board. Remove drumsticks and wings to serve whole, if desired. Carve breasts and remaining dark meat. Reserve pan juices to make Perfect Turkey Gravy.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Tips:
    • For frozen turkey, thaw in refrigerator or water bath. Never thaw a frozen turkey in hot water or at room temperature on your kitchen counter.
    • For tips on thawing and defrosting, stuffing, cooking and enjoying your holiday turkey visit our how-to guide.

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