Butter Herb Roasted Turkey recipe that's perfect for a classic Thanksgiving turkey recipe - Golden, juicy, and delicious, this Butter Herb Roasted Turkey recipe won't disappoint with a hint of buttery herb flavor and a beautiful color. Will be the highlight of your holiday table!
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Butter Herb Roasted Turkey

Golden, juicy, and delicious, this Butter Herb Roasted Turkey recipe won't disappoint with a hint of buttery herb flavor and a beautiful color. Will be the highlight of your holiday table!
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

  • Whole turkey thawed if frozen, 1-1 1/2 pounds per person
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together butter with all spices and seasonings.
  • Rub half of the butter mixture underneath the skin on the breast.
  • Rub the remaining butter mixture on the skin.
  • Let the turkey stand at 30 minutes at room temperature before roasting.
  • Put the oven rack in the lowest position. Place the turkey breast side up on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Roast in a 350° oven and roast until skin turns golden and a thermometer reads 165° when inserted into the thigh, about 15 minutes per pound.
  • Allow to rest 30 minutes before carving.