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Easy Garlic and Sage Turkey

Store-bought finishing butter keeps your Thanksgiving turkey juicy and gives it bronzed skin without any extra prep. Serve with fuss-free jarred gravy.

Serves 10
Ready in 195 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 180 mins
424 calories per serving


> 1 (12- 14 lb) Nature's Promise® Fresh Young Turkey, thawed if frozen
> 3 oranges, divided
> 6 cloves garlic, smashed
> 2 (0.5 oz) pkgs Nature's Promise® Organic Sage, divided
> 1 (3.5 oz) tub garlic and cheese finishing butter, room temperature

To serve (optional):

> 1 (12 oz) jar homestyle gravy


Place oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Remove the turkey neck and giblets from the body cavity of the turkey and discard or reserve for another use. Pat turkey dry. On a rack set in a large roasting pan, place the turkey breast-side up.
Cut 2 of the oranges into 6–8 wedges each. To the cavity, add orange wedges, garlic, and half of 1 package of sage leaves. Tie legs together with butcher’s twine and tuck wing tips back. Starting at neck opening, gently loosen skin on turkey and spread half of herbed butter under skin. Rub remaining butter over entire turkey. Generously season turkey with salt and pepper.
Add 4 cups water to bottom of roasting pan. Roast turkey 30 min. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F and roast another 1¾–2½ hours, until thermometer inserted into thigh reads 165°F. If the turkey is browning too quickly, loosely cover breast with foil after 1 hour and add more water if pan seems dry. Let turkey rest 20–30 min. before carving. Garnish with remaining sage leaves and remaining orange, cut into wedges.


Serve with 1 (12 oz) jar homestyle turkey gravy, if desired. To make your own garlic and cheese butter, combine ½ cup (1 stick) softened salted butter with 4 cloves minced garlic and 2 tbsp grated Parmesan.

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