The Perfect Roast Turkey

Recipe by Lvs2Cook
READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-14
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare desired stuffing.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Remove neck and giblets from turkey.
  • Rinse and drain; pat dry with paper towels.
  • Loosely fill cavity with stuffing.
  • Fold neck skin over back of turkey and fasten with toothpicks.
  • Arrange veggies and herbs on bottom of a shallow roasting pan.
  • Pour wine over.
  • Place turkey, breast side up, on top of veggies.
  • Brush skin with butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cover stuffing in cavity with foil.
  • When skin is golden brown (2 to 2 1/2 hours), shield breast loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning.
  • Follow turkey package directions for cooking times.
  • Start testing for doneness half an hour before end time with meat thermometer~ should reach 180 degrees.
  • Transfer turkey to a serving platter.
  • Cover loosely, let stand 20 minutes, then carve.
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