Garlic Herb Butter Basted Turkey Recipe
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most delicious, and this straightforward recipe will give you a juicy, flavorful turkey with delicious crisp skin. To get maximum flavor in this turkey, we combine the butter with fresh herbs and garlic before using it to season the turkey. You can use plain butter, or use your own preferred combination of herbs to make this recipe your own. We hope you enjoy this recipe, and let us know your own combinations by leaving us a comment below!
Remove giblets & neck from the inside of the turkey and set off to the side, or discard. Pat turkey dry and set aside.
Mash the butter, herbs, and garlic together. Loosen the turkey’s skin by reaching under the neck and gently pulling away from the meat. Keep loosening down to the thighs and legs. Once the skin is loose, evenly spread the butter mixture underneath the skin.
Place the turkey on top of a rack set in a roasting pan, then place in an oven preheated to 400ºF. Roast the turkey until the breast reaches 165ºF, then remove from the oven. Roasting will take about 8-10 minutes per pound depending on your oven. Cook to temperature, not time.
Once the turkey is done cooking, remove from oven, and let rest for 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy!