Cooking a delicious Thanksgiving turkey can be challenging… These easy instructions will solve that problem and help create a tender, juicy, turkey… It’s a breeze to prepare and turns out delicious every time.
What you need to roast a turkey, in a bag;
- Turkey size oven bag
- Large roasting pan
- Instant read thermometer
- 12 - 24 pound turkey
To add extra flavor
- 1 large onions cut into chunks
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped into 2” pieces
- 4 celery ribs cut into 2” pieces
- 1 tsp dried Thyme
- 3 cloves of garlic minced minced (can be omitted)
- ¼ cup butter
Cooking the Turkey
Move rack to one below the middle and preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare turkey by removing neck and giblets, tuck wings under turkey and season turkey cavity with salt and pepper
Make the butter mixture - combine butter, thyme, salt, and pepper
Separate the turkey breast skin from breast with the back of a wooden spoon. Rub butter under skin and spread.
Season turkey with a fair amount of salt and pepper
Add 1 Tbsp of flour to the oven bag and shake
Add vegetables to bag and place turkey on top of vegetables
Close oven bag with tie and cut 6 slits in the bag to let the steam out
Bake turkey according to size (chart below) until temperature reaches 165 degrees at the thickest part of the breast.
Let turkey rest at least 20 minutes after removing from the oven