Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey – Golden, juicy, and delicious, this is my go-to recipe with a hint of buttery herb flavor and a beautiful color. It’s perfect for serving a crowd at Thanksgiving or Christmas & best all, it’s easy to customize with your favorite herbs.
Christmas in less than 2 weeks and for our family and most of our friends, a big holiday dinner just wouldn’t be the same without a roasted whole turkey on the table.
When we were younger, my brothers and I would save our stomachs all day just waiting for the big feast. My mom always made way too much food so we usually ended up having leftovers for days
As we got older, my brother and I would take over some years and host the big feast at our own house. I can still remember the first time I had to roast an entire turkey on my own. Oh my gosh you guys, I was a nervous wreck!
Sure, I had watched my mom and kind of even helped her all those years before – you know, putting the pan in the oven once it was all prepped and then basting it with the drippings. But all by myself? Nope.
We were in college and were expecting about 20 or so of our friends. I told my husband (boyfriend at the time) that I had this down pat while slightly panicking inside. I searched through some food magazines, cookbooks and called my mom…taking tips from each of them and making a ton of notes.
And you guys, call it beginner’s luck but everyone actually loved it and even better…nobody got sick 🙂 This Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey is still the same go-to recipe (with a few tweaks here and there) I use whenever I am in charge of prepping the big bird.
It starts with a butter mixture, packed with fresh sage, thyme, parsley and rosemary, that is smeared under the skin and over the surface of the turkey. While the turkey is roasting in the oven, it produces these rich, dark brown drippings which you use to baste on the turkey to get that perfect golden brown, crispy skin on the outside.
To keep the turkey from over-browning, just tent the bird once the skin has reached a gorgeous golden. The meat stays tender, juicy and delicious!
So now, any time we’re hosting for the holidays, you can be sure to find this flavorful Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Turkey on our dinner table.
You can also find more holiday meal inspiration from the Canadian Turkey website. They have lots of delicious recipes and amazing ideas to add turkey to your festivities this year that will please anyone who tastes them.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Canadian Turkey. All opinions are 100% my own.