Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

"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."
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Ready In:
4hrs 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350. Rinse and wash bird, removing the giblets {do with them what you like}.
  • Place turkey in pan and separate the skin over the breasts and insert butter evenly on both sides.
  • Combine water, bouillon, minced onion, and parsley. Pour over top of turkey and then sprinle with seasoned salt.
  • 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.

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  1. sjaime247
    I've been making this turkey for years and always comes put perfect. Nice and juicy. I also add garlic salt. It's always a big hit.
  2. gwynn
    This is a great turkey recipe. I have made it for years. Can't beat it. Thanks for posting.
  3. yooper
    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!
  4. QueenJellyBean
    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!
  5. Jen Reynolds
    This is the best Turkey recipe EVER!! I have made it time and time again for every holiday occasion, sometimes for dinner parties and everyone raves about it!



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