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You won't believe the easy trick to roasting a super moist turkey in a minimal amount of time until you try it! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1 whole turkey (11-14 lb., giblets removed, patted dry)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (softened, for turkey)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter (for cheesecloth wrap)
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth (plus more as needed)
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    Calories1000Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat55g85%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Lori Koschnick 9 days ago
    The BEST turkey -- flavor, texture, moisture so good there's no need for gravy.
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    Jackie Porter 12 days ago
    So moist!!! Loved it. However if I made it again I’d add seasoning to the outside of turkey. Also I roasted it upside down the first hour and half.
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    Jeremy Borja 13 days ago
    2nd year in a row and my goodness what a traet
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    Laura 13 days ago
    Turned out great (my first time cooking a turkey)! I used 4 tablespoons of butter on the skin and it needed some basting when the cheesecloth started to dry out. I made gravy with the broth (a little salty but still yummy). My family gobbled it up!
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    Gabriel 13 days ago
    This was the best Turkey I ever made! The followed the instructions to the T and was so blown away by how juicy it turned out. This is a must recipe to have, it's a keeper!!!
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    YumChef 14 days ago
    Super moist and full of flavor!
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    Dan Wilson 23 days ago
    May I suggest starting your turkey breast side down, then half way through turn it over and brown up the breast side skin! Extra juicy!
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    Michael P. Weeks a year ago
    This is really an easy recipe. Following the simple direction and it turns out moist and delicious. Just make sure you have a meat thermometer. Very important to make sure you reach 165 degrees minimum and no more than 180 temperature to ensure it stays moist. Remember, 15 minutes cooking time per pound.
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    The turkey was proud to sacrifice itself in order to be so moist and delicious.
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    Adrian Haden a year ago
    We made it for Thanksgiving 🤠 I didnt have a cheeze cloth so I used aluminum foil.
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    caitlin k. a year ago
    The skin was delicious. So crsipy. The turkey was very good as well!
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    Tami a year ago
    Very moist and tasty!
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    David C. 2 years ago
    it turned out great! very well done!
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    Simmons 2 years ago
    I cooked my turkey for 12 hrs at 250° falling off the bone. Amazing!!! Also covered in butter and seasonings before baking. My turkey was 12 lbs.
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    Karen 2 years ago
    Delicious turkey! Sooo good
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    Bob Araujo 2 years ago
    Turkey was easy to make and very moist and delicious. Hardest part was finding the cheesecloth at my local grocery store. My whole family loved it.
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    D. A. 2 years ago
    I think a note should be added about basting throughout the roasting process (and I found that more than the recommended amount of chicken broth was definitely needed), but otherwise the recipe was easy to follow. My family gave this a 9/10.
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    Carolina 2 years ago
    Delicious turkey, really easy. My family really enjoyed it. Super moist and tender, really good flavor.
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    Holmes 2 years ago
    The best turkey recipe that i have ever cooked. Beautiful golden brown and the taste was excellent.
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    KeenSousChef 2 years ago
    It was great and juicey, will follow again.
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    Woo Nova 2 years ago
    Very delicious turkey!! Came out little dry but amazing!
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    Sam S 2 years ago
    First time I ever made a turkey, it was a very easy recipe to follow. It did come out just a bit dry, and I think I'd put the butter on the skin first then season it because doing it as instructed took off a lot if the seasonings.
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    Naomi 3 years ago
    It was delicious!!! I will definitely make this again. Super easy too
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    Luke Kendall 3 years ago
    made it for my wife's birthday, it was a big hit!!
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    Mary Walsh 3 years ago
    Great!! Make it again
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    Nolan 3 years ago
    followed recipe did not have cheese cloth coffee filters worked good
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    Juan R. Hipp 3 years ago
    We got a 10 pounds nice, I do recommend to use a bit more salt and pepper at the beginning and more butter too (one more spoon of all)
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    Brittany Guzman 3 years ago
    I loved this recipe! I sprayed with olive oil twice (once at the beginning and once 15 minutes before done). I Stuffed with baby carrots and onion and wow! It was perfect. I also did a turkey brine 24 hours before but it was literally the best turkey ever!
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    Howdy! 3 years ago
    We did a 21 lb turkey, had to add more time but came out super moist. We’ll try this again using different seasonings and rubs but it’s a keeper.
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    Stephanie Cashman 3 years ago
    Turned out prefect I used a 20 pound turkey so it did take longer to cook