Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

Herb roasted turkey

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Prep Time:  20 minutes   |   Cook Time:  3½ hours

Ingredients

2 tablespoons McCormick® Rubbed Sage or Poultry Seasoning
1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika
1 tablespoon Lawry's® Seasoned Salt
2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
¾ teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
1 large onion, cut into wedges
6 McCormick®Bay Leaves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

PLACE

oven rack in lowest position. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix poultry seasoning, paprika, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl.

PLACE

turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about ½ of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add ½ cup water to pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.

ROAST

in preheated 325°F oven 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2½ hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board to slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.

Makes 12 servings.