Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I've been using this recipe for the past few years. It's easy, tasty and always gives me a moist bird. Originally from allrecipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Rinse and wash bird, removing the giblets {do with them what you like}.
  2. Place turkey in pan and separate the skin over the breasts and insert butter evenly on both sides.
  3. Combine water, bouillon, minced onion, and parsley. Pour over top of turkey and then sprinle with seasoned salt.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for aprox. 4 hours or until done. Remove the foil for the last 45 minutes to an hour for the turkey to brown.


Most Helpful

This is a great turkey recipe. I have made it for years. Can't beat it. Thanks for posting.

gwynn November 08, 2010

I too, have been eyeing this recipe up at is their most popular roast turkey recipe with over 600 reviews. I must admit I was a bit skeptical, this looked so ridiculously easy...after brining my turkey for the past few years to achieve a moist bird I was kind of scared to try it. I am so glad I did!!! The reviews and the title (I'm from Michigan) persuaded me. This was the most moist, tender and juicy bird I've ever eaten! I followed the recipe exactly except I forgot to add the chicken bouillon to the warm water mixture! I realized my mistake halfway through roasting it and put 3 tablespoons in the liquid around the bird and then basted a few times. My guests were full of praise as well! Thank you for posting this-I decided to write my review here because more people at Zaar need to try this! No more brining for me ever again!

yooper November 28, 2008

I love this recipe! It has been how I cook the Thanksgiving bird since I too found the recipe on allrecipes! Thank you for posting it here!

QueenJellyBean October 09, 2008

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