Golden Roasted Turkey

Golden Roasted Turkey

Create a memorable Thanksgiving feast with our delicious Golden Roasted Turkey recipe. This mouthwatering dish will be the centerpiece of your holiday table, impressing your family and friends with its rich flavor and golden perfection.


  • 1 whole turkey (12-14 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Remove the giblets from the turkey cavity and pat the turkey dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  4. Rub the turkey inside and out with the butter mixture. Squeeze lemon juice over the turkey, and place the lemon halves, rosemary, and thyme inside the cavity.
  5. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side up.
  6. Cover the turkey loosely with aluminum foil and roast for about 3.5 hours, basting occasionally with pan juices, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh.
  7. Remove the foil during the last 30 minutes of roasting to allow the skin to become golden and crispy.
  8. Once done, let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 10-12

Our Golden Roasted Turkey is the epitome of holiday flavors. The succulent meat, infused with herbs and spices, has a crispy golden skin that will have everyone reaching for seconds. Serve it with your favorite sides and enjoy the warmth of a perfect Thanksgiving meal.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 420, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 53g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 185mg, Sodium: 760mg

Create lasting memories with this Golden Roasted Turkey recipe. It’s not just a dish; it’s a tradition. The aroma of roasted turkey will fill your home, and the first bite will transport you to a world of deliciousness. Share the joy of Thanksgiving with your loved ones and savor the golden moments together.

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