Will Stein

Easy Turkey (In A Bag) Recipe

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
  • Flour
  • Salt

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
  • Pepper
  • 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


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