Peggy’s Recipe – Rosemary roasted turkey with sage

Published 1:58 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Recipe of the Week

Rosemary Roasted Turkey with Sage

14-pound turkey, thawed, or fresh

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½ cup fresh rosemary sprigs

½ cup fresh sage leaves

1 Granny Smith or Rome apple, cut into quarters

1 stalk celery, cut in half

1 white onion, cut in half

½ cup salted butter

Remove giblets and neck from turkey; save for another use. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry.  Loosen skin from breast side but do not totally detach skin; carefully place rosemary and sage under skin.  Replace skin over breast. Place apple, celery, and onion pieces into neck cavity of turkey. Place turkey, breast side up on a shallow roasting pan; brush all over entire turkey with melted butter. Cover turkey loosely with heavy-duty foil.  Bake in 325° oven for 4 – 5 hours or until internal temperature reaches 180°.  Check for doneness after 3 hours to avoid over-cooking. When done, remove from pan, let rest 15 minutes before carving.  Serves 12. Serve with dressing, fresh cranberry sauce and all the trimmings!  Makes divine leftover turkey sandwiches too.