Savory Roasted Turkey Herb Rub

Condiments and Sauces

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Serves 12 to 14 lb turkey

  • 2 tablespoons sage, rubbed, poultry seasoning may be substituted
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt - Lawrys
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

Savory Roasted Turkey Herb Rub


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Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix sage, paprika, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl.

Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about 1/2 of the seasoning mixture inside turkey. Stuff with onion cut into wedges and 6 bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover turkey loosely with heavy duty foil.

Roast 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes.

Transfer to platter or carving board to slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

Note: Mix ingredients together and rub over the entire surface of the turkey, inside and out. Do your best to work the rub in under the skin. Let sit for about 2 hours.


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