Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasted Thanksgiving turkey is a classic centerpiece dish that graces many tables during the holiday season. It involves preparing a whole turkey, seasoned with herbs and spices, and roasting it to golden perfection. The process typically begins with cleaning and brining the turkey to ensure moistness and flavor.

Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Life Changing Dinners
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 16 Quart Roaster


  • 15 lb. turkey
  • 3 large onions (halved)
  • 3 large carrots (chopped)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2-3 apples (quartered)
  • Bunch of fresh sage
  • Bunch of fresh thyme
  • Bunch fresh rosemary
  • 2-3 tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet
  • 3-5 tbsp. poultry seasoning


  • Put down 1/4 of the veggies on the bottom of your 16 quart roaster
  • Stuff turkey with as much veggies as you can add
  • Place turkey inside roaster
  • Coat turkey with poultry seasoning, fresh herbs, and Kitchen Bouquet
  • Add rest of veggies around turkey (OMG, YOUR GRAVY WILL BE DELICIOUS!)
  • *Tip: add 2 cups of water to get the moisture started for faster cooking
  • **Tip: Do not over salt. It isn’t like cooking in the oven. It will over salt your gravy
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