Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Super simple


  1. Discard bag of gizzards from inside cavity and rise the cavity of the turkey with cold water.
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Salt & pepper the bird all over.
  4. Roast until golden brown, about 2 hours.
  5. Cover the breast loosely with foil when golden brown.
  6. Cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the thigh of turkey.
  7. The thigh takes about 30 more minutes than the rest of the bird.
  8. Transfer to a cutting board or serving platter to rest for 15 minutes before carving.