Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

My version of thanksgiving or any time of year--I could eat turkey all year long.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together the garlic, rosemary, butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Pull apart from the meat, the skin to create a pocket.
  4. Push the herb mixture in between the skin and meat.
  5. Press down on the skin if necessary to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible.
  6. Spray the turkey with a non stick spray (I have been know to sprinkle the outside of the turkey with a few herbs I find in the cabinet as well).
  7. Cover turkey with foil and place in oven.
  8. Bake approx 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until meat thermometer reaches 185°F.
  9. Uncover and bake the turkey about 15 minutes or until the outside becomes a golden brown.
  10. Pull out of oven and let sit about 15 minutes before carving.
Most Helpful

This recipe made for a tastey bird. I ground up the melted butter and the herbs and injected it. It was good all the way thru. I also stuck some crushed garlic cloves under the skin, at the breast, hip, and legs. Thanks for the recipe.

Imcybernate December 26, 2001

Wow, what great flavor! I put mine on the grill and it was soooo good. Thanks for the great recipe!

Steph Doll January 16, 2009

I used this recipe for our Thanksgiving Turkey and was very happy with it. I used it again yesterday to cook a turkey for the freezer. Wonderful! Thanks Tish!

Susie D January 22, 2008