Turkey with Garlic Butter

Serves: 8
Total Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes


For the Turkey:

  • 12 lbs. whole turkey, skin on
  • ½ cup Spice World Easy Onion
  • 1 head of Spice World Fresh Organic Garlic
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped into long strips
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp black pepper

For the Garlic Herb Butter:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tsp Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme, chopped
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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the softened butter, olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, and herbs.
  • Remove any packets and giblets inside the turkey and pat it dry. Then place the turkey on a large wire-rack roasting pan.
  • Take the butter mixture and spread it generously over every inch of the turkey, including under the skin and inside the cavity. Sprinkle the turkey with salt and pepper evenly.
  • Peel and halve the head of garlic, stuff the turkey cavity with it, the celery stalk, and the yellow onion.
  • Place the turkey in the oven for 30 minutes, and then turn the heat down to 350 degrees F. Tent the turkey with foil and cook for another 2 hours, or until the turkey reaches 165 degrees F. Baste the turkey every 15 to 20 minutes with the butter dripping in the pan.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and foil, and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes before carving and serving.
Turkey with Garlic Butter