Perfect Roast Turkey – Ina Garten (Video)

Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, this recipe from Ina Garten and Food Network is the perfect way to make your turkey – so you can truly enjoy the day with those you love. 

This is the first time I’ve made this turkey, as I have been very loyal to my other recipe since 1997.  I can honestly say that this recipe is just as good and, due to the fact that there is substantially less prep work, this one I will definitely keep making!

I used my Enameled Cast Iron Pan to roast my turkey – it was perfect in every way!!

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Let’s jump right in!!!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 fresh turkey (10-12 pounds)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly Ground black pepper
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 whole lemon, halved
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic, cut in half crosswise

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F/180⁰C.

Prepare your lemon, onion and garlic.

Chop thyme and zest lemon. Combine butter, chopped thyme, zest, salt and pepper to taste in small bowl.  Mix well to combine. 

Remove giblets from turkey, then wash inside and out, then pat dry and place in Roasting Pan.  Lift skin on breast of turkey, then insert butter mixture liberally under the skin and above.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Place thyme, onion, lemon and garlic inside the cavity of the turkey. Tie legs and wings to body with cooking twine.

Roast turkey about 2 1/2 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165°F/75⁰C the thickest part of the turkey thigh, pricking the bird just above the crease between the thigh and the place where the turkey breast begins.  The juices should run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh.  Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

That’s it!  I loved how easy this recipe was, and the turkey was perfectly cooked.  I hope that you’ll give this a try, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this recipe.  I would love to hear from you. Let’s make great food together!

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Perfect Roast Turkey – Ina Garten (Video)

Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, this recipe is the perfect way to make your turkey – so you can truly enjoy the day with those you love. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course, Thanksgiving
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 752 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 stick
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 10-12 lb fresh turkey
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 head garlic, halved

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180⁰C. Prepare your lemon, onion and garlic.
  • Chop thyme and zest lemon. Combine butter, chopped thyme, zest, salt and pepper to taste in small bowl.  Mix well to combine. 
  • Remove giblets from turkey, then wash inside and out, then pat dry and place in Roasting Pan.  Lift skin on breast of turkey, then insert butter mixture liberally under the skin and above.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  
  • Place thyme, onion, lemon and garlic inside the cavity of the turkey.  Tie legs and wings to body with cooking twine.
  • Roast turkey about 2 1/2 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 165°F/75⁰C the thickest part of the turkey thigh, pricking the bird just above the crease between the thigh and the place where the turkey breast begins. The juices should run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh.  Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Nutrition

Calories: 752kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 129gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 410mgSodium: 672mgPotassium: 1393mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 564IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Thanksgiving, Turkey
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