Herb Roasted Turkey

Add something hearty to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner! Serve herbed turkey with gravy that's made using Progresso® chicken broth - a tasty meal.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
(12 to 14 lb) whole turkey
3
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3
sprigs fresh rosemary
2
sprigs fresh thyme
2
sprigs fresh sage
2
sprigs oregano
1
lemon, halved
2
carrots, halved
4
celery stalks, halved
2
cartons (32 oz each) Progresso® chicken broth
4
cups water
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup butter
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Wash the turkey, inside and out, and dry well. Coat inside and outside with olive oil. Season turkey on the outside with salt and pepper, pressing it in to adhere. Place 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 thyme sprig, 1 sage sprig, 1 oregano sprig and lemon halves inside the cavity of the turkey. Place cooling rack or roasting rack in bottom of large roasting pan. Place turkey on rack, and arrange carrots, celery and remaining herbs on bottom of pan around turkey. Pour 4 cups (1 carton) chicken broth and water over vegetables and herbs.
  • 3 Roast until an instant-read thermometer (inserted deep into the thigh but away from the bone) reads 165°F and juices in the thigh run clear when pierced with a fork, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, basting with pan broth every 30 minutes. Remove turkey from the pan and let rest for 15 minutes before carving. Strain and reserve pan juices, and discard vegetables.
  • 4 While turkey is resting, make the gravy. In a medium heavy saucepan, cook flour and butter over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until a blond roux is formed. Add pan juices and 4 cups (1 carton) of chicken broth; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce the heat and let simmer until thickened and ready to serve.
  • 5 Carve turkey as desired, and serve with gravy.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    220mg
    220%;
    Sodium
    990mg
    990%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    60g
    60%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    45%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 7 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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