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Roast Turkey


Roast Turkey
Classic Roast Turkey

Recipe: Classic Roast Turkey

Photo of Classic Roast Turkey © Diana Rattray
This simple roast turkey recipe is made with butter and fresh and dried herbs and seasonings. It's a basic and easy roasted turkey, perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. Check the links below for more Thanksgiving recipes and full menus. Use fresh sage leaves or fresh basil leaves in this recipe.

Serve this wonderful turkey with a Basic Turkey Gravy, Savory Sausage Dressing, Smashed Red Potatoes With Garlic, Cloverleaf Rolls, and Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole. Recipe: Classic Roast Turkey

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