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Classic Whole Roasted Turkey

Classic Whole Roasted Turkey
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Prep Time

< 15 minutes

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Total Time

3+ hours

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Servings

8

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Calories

771

Per Serving

Gluten Free

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 shallots, halved

2 yellow onions, quartered

2 red onions, quartered

1 (12- to 16-pound) BUTTERBALL® Fresh or Thawed Frozen Whole Turkey

Directions

  • 1.
    Position oven rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • 2.
    In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook until butter turns a medium-brown color and has a nutty aroma, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, and stir in thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • 3.
    Remove outer packaging from turkey. Discard neckbone and gizzards. Pat turkey dry with paper towels.
  • 4.
    On prepared pan, arrange all onions. Place turkey on top of onions. Brush butter mixture onto turkey to coat.
  • 5.
    Bake until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest portion of thigh (not touching bone) registers180°F, 3 hours to 3 hours and 15 minutes, brushing with butter every hour. Let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
  • 6.
    Tip: Brown butter can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 1 week or frozen up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Calories771
Total Fat52g
Carbs6g
Protein68g
Trans Fat1g
Sodium1362mg
Sugar3g
Saturated Fat22g
Cholesterol268mg
Dietary Fiber1g