Roasted turkey
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This is our go-to recipe when preparing a whole turkey. Too good be only prepared on Thanksgiving.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 lbs per person
  • whole turkey
  • salt & pepper
  • herbs de provence
  • oil for the pan
  • 1 medium / large onion chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped into about ½ inch pieces
  • 2 - 3 cups of mushrooms quartered
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh basil
  • fresh oregano
  • salt & pepper
  • optional: cranberries, bacon, prunes etc.
  • bread cut into ½ inch to 1 inch cubes
  • broth
  • milk
  1. The Stuffing
  2. place the bread in two big bowls (for easier mixing)
  3. heat the oil in a big skillet
  4. add the chopped up onion and simmer until softened, not browned
  5. add the mushrooms, simmer
  6. add the celery, simmer
  7. add the fresh herbs
  8. simmer and mix and season generously with salt & pepper
  9. split the mixture and pour into the two bowls with bread
  10. mix everything
  11. add broth and milk to moisten the stuffingTurkey
  12. wash the turkey inside and out and pad dry with paper towels
  13. place the turkey (breast down) on your kitchen counter
  14. season its back and drumsticks with the spices
  15. turn around (breast up) and place onto the roasting dish
  16. season the rest of the turkey (inside, too!) with the spices
  17. fill the cavity with the bread stuffing
  18. sew up the turkey using skewers, thread or anything else
  19. place it in the pre-heated oven and roast to perfection, occasionally brushing some of the fluids over the bird, in about 4 hours until the internal temperature reaches 165 °F
  20. remove it from the oven, cover it up completely in aluminum foil and let it sit and settle for about 20 minutes
Recipe by .... by Claudia Willison at