Thanksgiving Turkey

Make sure to check out the video below!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 2 1/2 hours (longer if turkey is bigger)


  • 10-12 lb. turkey (dry and insides removed)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 large carrots cut into 4’s
  • 2 large onions cut into 4’s
  • 4 celery stalks cut into 4’s
  • 1 garlic bulb (top cut off)
  • 2 lemons cut in half
  • 1 tsp. diced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp. diced fresh thyme
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth (optional for basting)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In the bottom of a large turkey pan place the chopped onion, carrots, and celery.
  4. Top with dry turkey. Place the lemons and garlic bulb into the cavity of the turkey.
  5. Using your hand start to separate the skin from the meat of the turkey (watch video for visual).
  6. Taking your butter mixture start to stuff it under the skin of the turkey. Take the remaining butter and massage it over the top of the turkey.
  7. Tie the legs together and stuff the wings under your bird.
  8. If using broth pour into the bottom of the pan.
  9. Bake 2 1/2 hours (if turkey is larger than 12 lbs add 15 minutes for each additional lb).
  10. Remove turkey from the oven, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  11. ENJOY!

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