Bacon Wrapped Roasted Turkey

Recipe by MrsM1021
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 13
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F
  • Remove giblets and neck from Turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.
  • Chop Onion and Garlic and mix together. Once chopped and mixed, stuff the Onion and Garlic mixture into Turkey.
  • Tie up the Turkey's wings, legs, and drumsticks with Kitchen Twine as desired.
  • Chop Sage and mix in with softened Butter.
  • Rub Sage/Butter mixture under the skin and over the skin of the Turkey.
  • Salt and pepper Turkey to taste.
  • Place uncooked, Bacon slices all over the skin of the uncooked Turkey. They will stick onto the buttered Turkey.
  • Insert an Oven-Safe Meat Thermometer into the inner thigh area near the breast of the Turkey but not touching the bone.
  • Place Turkey in a roasting pan and use Foil to tent the uncooked Turkey.
  • Remove foil tent for last hour of cooking Turkey.
  • Continue to let bacon cook on Turkey for an additional 15 minutes, then remove. (OPTIONAL - Bacon can then be chopped and placed in a separate dish of your choice).
  • Remove Turkey from oven once 160 degrees is reached internally in the Turkey.
  • Allow Turkey to rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve (during the rest period, Turkey will continue to cook to 165 degrees).
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