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Roasted turkey in a pan with herbs

Easiest Roasted Turkey

The Easiest Roasted Turkey is here for your Thanksgiving, this recipe is full-proof. Look no further! Follow these easy instructions and “wow” your guests with a perfect, roasted turkey. 
Course Main Course, Meats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 172kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Roasted Veggies

  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 large onions


  • Cut up veggies, into 2-3 inch chunks, season them with salt and pepper. Place them on the sides of the baking pan, leaving the space in the center for the turkey.
    Veggies with seasoning in a bowl
  • Prepare seasoning marinade by combining mayonnaise, salt, pepper and pressed garlic together.
    Mayonnaise marinade in a measuring cup
  • Remove the backbone from the turkey. (this is totally optional, I love using the backbone for the soup)
    Back bone getting cut of out the turkey
  • Lift the skink of the turkey all aorund, this way you can place marinate undreneat the skin easily.
    Skin getting lifted on the turkey
  • Place marinate everywhere you possibly can on the turkey, be generous with the marinate, this will give it a lot of flavors.
    Marinade getting placed under turkey skin
  • Roast the turkey at 400F for 60 minutes, turn the heat down to 350F and bake the turkey for another 2 hours. The cooking time would depend on the size of the turkey, plan to bake the turkey for about 15 minutes for each pound. Cover the turkey with a lid form your baking dish or foil, only remove the cover during the last 30 minutes.
    Turkey in a pan with vegetables all around.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg