This roast turkey recipe makes a juicy, moist, delicious and beautiful turkey every time! This easy recipe is perfect for a slow roasted turkey!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: roast turkey
Author: Robyn Stone
1 1/2teaspoonskosher salt
1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 325º F. Mix softened butter, salt and pepper together until well combined. Set aside.
Prepare the turkey for roasting
Remove neck and any other items from the inside cavity of the fully thawed turkey. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and arrange the turkey on rack in roasting pan, breast side up. Carefully separate the skin at the breast of the turkey away from the meat, taking care not to tear the skin.
Spoon one tablespoon of the butter mixture under the skin at each breast. Carefully massage the butter to completely cover the breast of the turkey and make sure that the skin covers the breast completely. Spread the remaining butter mixture onto the outside of the turkey.
Tie the legs of the turkey to help the turkey roast more evenly.
Bake the turkey until juices run clear when pricked between the leg and breast of the turkey and the internal temperature reaches 165º F when checked at the thickest part of the breast, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Remove from the oven. Cover turkey with foil and allow to rest for 20 - 30 minutes.