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Rubbed and Roasted Turkey

Megan Ostler, Michelle Alley

TOTAL TIME:4 hr 20 min

I’ve never been a big turkey fan, and I usually just ate it out of obligation on Thanksgiving. Then I tried making my own, and realized that turkey can be amazing if its seasoned well! The key to this turkey is the spicy, savory seasoning blend. The other key is to rub some of the seasoning under the skin to help get the flavor into the meat better. It makes the perfect roasted turkey with a nice, crispy skin that’s perfect for the center of your Thanksgiving table!

PREP TIME:20 min
COOK TIME:4 hr
TOTAL TIME:4 hr 20 min
SERVES:1
Ingredients

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          Nutrition per serving
          140 CALS
          27 G
          2 G
          2.5 G
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          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          140
          From Fat
          25
          Total Fat
          2.5g
          4%
          Saturated Fat
          0g
          0%
          Trans Fat
          0g
          Cholesterol
          65
          22%
          Sodium
          390
          16%
          Total Carbohydrate
          2g
          1%
          Protein
          27
          Directions
          1. Remove all oven racks except one. Place the remaining rack on the lowest position in the oven. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
          2. Remove the neck and giblets, then rinse the turkey with cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
          3. In a small bowl, mix together sage, paprika, salt, garlic, and pepper together.
          4. Use a butter knife to separate the skin from the breast. Be careful not to tear the skin. Rub half of the seasoning under the skin and around the cavity.
          5. Rub the tablespoon of vegetable oil on top of the turkey. Rub the other half of the seasonings on top of the turkey.
          6. Place the turkey in a roasting pan.
          7. Stuff the onion and bay leaves inside of the cavity.
          8. Tuck the wings behind the thighs.
          9. Cover the turkey loosely with tin foil. Bake for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
          10. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 30 minutes, or until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165°F.
          11. Let the turkey rest before carving.
          Nutrition per serving
          140 CALS
          27 G
          2 G
          2.5 G
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          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          140
          From Fat
          25
          Total Fat
          2.5g
          4%
          Saturated Fat
          0g
          0%
          Trans Fat
          0g
          Cholesterol
          65
          22%
          Sodium
          390
          16%
          Total Carbohydrate
          2g
          1%
          Protein
          27

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