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Recipe: Oven Roasted Turkey

Last updated on November 23, 2019

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Oven Roasted Turkey

A basic Oven Roasting recipe that will be sure to please everyone
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time17 hrs
Servings: 24 People
Author: Bloggingbee Community
Cost: $30-40 approx


  • Stock Pot
  • Roasting Rack
  • Shallow Pan *( Slightly larger than the bird)


  • 2 Cups Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Melted
  • 2 Large Onions Peeled and Chopped
  • 4 Carrots Peeled and Chopped
  • 4 Stalks Celery Chopped
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme Fresh
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine


  • Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stockpot, and cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture 12 hours, or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture.

  • Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover with the white wine.

  • Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.

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