Super Moist Turkey

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You won't believe the easy trick to roasting a super moist turkey in a minimal amount of time until you try it! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1 whole turkey (11-14 lb., giblets removed, patted dry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cups chicken broth
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    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Adjust a rack to the lowest position in the oven.
    2. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil and position a roasting rack inside of it.
    3. Liberally season the turkey with the salt and black pepper, to taste, taking care to season the outside as well as the internal cavity. Set the turkey breast side up onto the roasting rack and tuck the wing tips underneath the legs.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium68% DV1640mg
    Fat86% DV56g
    Protein222% DV113g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories1000Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat56g86%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Patrick Nolan a month ago
    followed recipe did not have cheese cloth coffee filters worked good
    Juan R. Hipp 2 months ago
    We got a 10 pounds nice, I do recommend to use a bit more salt and pepper at the beginning and more butter too (one more spoon of all)
    Brittany Guzman 2 months ago
    I loved this recipe! I sprayed with olive oil twice (once at the beginning and once 15 minutes before done). I Stuffed with baby carrots and onion and wow! It was perfect. I also did a turkey brine 24 hours before but it was literally the best turkey ever!
    Howdy! 2 months ago
    We did a 21 lb turkey, had to add more time but came out super moist. We’ll try this again using different seasonings and rubs but it’s a keeper.
    Stephanie Cashman 2 months ago
    Turned out prefect I used a 20 pound turkey so it did take longer to cook
    Sandy Zakroff 2 months ago
    very moist snd delicious
    Powers 2 months ago
    tasted great but was done early and the cloth stuck down and ripped off some skin. probably just needs to be basted more often
    Leilani B. 2 months ago
    perfectly moist. easy to make and will definitely do again
    Lesa W. 3 months ago
    I didnt have any cheesecloth so I used a flour sack towel. I had to melt an additional stick of butter so that there would be enough butter to soak into the towel. It looks amazing!!!