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Herb Roasted Turkey

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Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

Image © Diana Rattray
This turkey is roasted with a mixture of herbs and olive oil under the skin and all over the bird. Use small amounts of dried herbs along with the fresh herbs for more flavor. I used fresh dill, rosemary, and chives, along with about 1/2 teaspoon each of dried leaf marjoram and thyme.
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Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours


  • 1 turkey, about 14 pounds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons mixed chopped herbs, such as chives, dill, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 orange, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 apple, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • sprigs of fresh herbs


Heat oven to 450°.

Rinse the turkey inside and out; pat dry. Combine the chopped herbs with olive oil. Gently separate the skin from the breast and rub a few tablespoons of the herb mixture under the skin as far back as you can reach. Rub the remaining mixture all over the bird. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Put orange, apple, onion chunks, and herb sprigs in the stuffing cavity. Cover wing tips with small pieces of foil. Roast for 10 minutes. Tent foil loosely over the top of the turkey and reduce heat to 325° and continue roasting for about 3 1/2 hours longer, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°.
Serves 8.

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 5 out of 5
exalent, Member yowife

i thought it was absolutly delitious the flavours were exotic and the turkey was perfect i have freinds asking how to make it and have refered them

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