Succulent Garlic Herb Roast Turkey

Succulent Garlic Herb Roast Turkey

Roasting a succulent garlic herb turkey is an art that fills your kitchen with warmth and your home with the enticing aroma of a holiday feast. This timeless recipe has been passed down through generations, and its rich flavors are sure to create lasting memories around your dinner table.


  • 1 whole turkey (12-15 pounds), thawed and giblets removed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Rinse the turkey inside and out, then pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. In a bowl, mix the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Gently loosen the turkey skin by carefully sliding your fingers between the skin and the meat, being cautious not to tear the skin.
  5. Spread a generous amount of the herb butter mixture under the skin, massaging it onto the meat.
  6. Rub any remaining butter mixture over the outside of the turkey.
  7. Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan. Cover the turkey loosely with aluminum foil.
  8. Roast the turkey in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone.
  9. Once done, remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12-15 servings

Aromatic herbs and zesty lemon infuse this roast turkey with a flavor that embodies the essence of celebrations.

Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 320, Fat – 14g, Carbohydrates – 0g, Protein – 45g

As you gather your loved ones around the table, the Succulent Garlic Herb Roast Turkey stands as the centerpiece, a symbol of culinary tradition and the joy of togetherness. The crispy golden skin hides the tender, juicy meat beneath, where each bite tells a tale of careful preparation and time-honored flavors. Every forkful brings forth the harmonious marriage of garlic, rosemary, and thyme, dancing in perfect balance with the bright notes of lemon. This recipe isn’t just about food; it’s about creating an experience, weaving flavors into cherished memories that will linger long after the last bite.

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