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Juicy Roast Turkey

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: juicy roast turkey, thanksgiving turkey
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Resting: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 910 kcal

Juicy Roast Turkey is easier than you think with my buttery recipe, a bottle of bubbles and fresh herbs. 



  • 1 12-15 pound turkey
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary , minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme , minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage , minced
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 apple , cored and qaurtered
  • 2 celery stalks , roughly chopped
  • 1 white onion , peeled and quartered
  • 1 750 ML bottle sweet sparkling wine*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil (for easier clean up).
  2. In a small bowl, combine softened butter with dried parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, Kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Using your fingers, loosen skin from turkey meat. Massage butter mixture between skin and meat, and also a little in the cavity.
  4. Stuff the cavity with apple, celery and onion.
  5. Place the turkey, breast side up, in the roasting pan.
  6. Pour champagne over turkey. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, being careful to not have aluminum foil touch the skin.
  7. Bake turkey for 3 hours. Remove and take off aluminum foil. Baste with juices and champagne in the bottom of the pan.
  8. Return to the oven uncovered for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees at the meatiest part of the thigh. Baste every 15 minutes. Turkey should be a golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and carefully tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest for 15-30 minutes.
  10. Remove cavity stuffing and carve.
  11. Garnish your serving platter with fresh herb sprigs.
  12. If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back to give it a rating and let us know how you liked it!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*You can substitute Ginger Ale for sparkling wine.

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Roast Turkey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 910 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 407mg136%
Sodium 1577mg69%
Potassium 1354mg39%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 114g228%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.