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Easy No-Fuss Thanksgiving Turkey

Easy No Fuss Thanksgiving Turkey

Nosheen Babar
This Easy No Fuss Thanksgiving Turkey recipe yields the perfect Turkey! Crispy skin on the outside and juicy meat on the inside!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
resting time 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 620 kcal


  • 13 lbs turkey
  • 2 onions
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sprig sage
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig tarragon
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ stick salted butter
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Clean out the cavity and wash and pat your turkey dry
  • Quarter one of the onions, cut the celery and carrots and place at the bottom of the roasting pan
  • Place the roasting rack in the pan and place the turkey on it
  • Pour 2 cups of the chicken broth in the pan
  • Heat the remaining 2 cups of broth with 1 stick of unsalted butter and set aside to baste the turkey with later
  • Place the remaining onion (quartered), peeled garlic bulb, halved lemon and all of the herbs in the cavity of the Turkey
  • Melt the 1 ½ stick of salted butter and brush the turkey with it generously {both inside the skin and on top of the skin}
  • Sprinkle all of the seasoning on the turkey, rubbing it in to get it evenly distributed all over the bird
  • Cook the Turkey until the temperature reads 165 degrees, when the thermometer is inserted inside the deepest part of the thigh
  • Start basting with the broth and butter mixture every 30 minutes (SEE NOTES)
  • Let your Turkey sit for 30 minutes before carving.


  • Once the broth has finished, use the drippings in the roasting pan to baste the turkey with.


Serving: 1gCalories: 620kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 92gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 302mgSodium: 2226mgPotassium: 1147mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2398IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 4mg
Keyword easy recipes, holiday recipes, oven roasted turkey, thanksgiving recipes
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