Delicious Classic Roasted Turkey

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Serving: Serves 12
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cooking Time: Cook 2 to 2 1/2 Hours

Taste of the Season Magazine 11/17

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously coat a large roasting pan and rack with cooking spray; set aside.
2. Remove giblets and neck from turkey; reserve for making gravy, if desired. Rinse turkey with cold water; pat dry. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack in prepared pan.
3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; generously season with salt and pepper. Using your fingers, carefully loosen skin from turkey at neck area, working down to breast and thigh area. Rub about half of the seasoned butter under the skin directly on the meat; rub remaining on outside of bird. Tie legs together with heavy string, or tuck under flap of skin. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under turkey.
4. Lightly cover turkey with foil, leaving one side open, and roast for 2-2½ hours, basting occasionally with pan juices. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove foil so turkey browns to a golden color. Turkey is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted in the breast reaches 170 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Fahrenheit in thigh). Remove from oven, tent with foil and let sit for 10 minutes before carving.
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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: 760 (Calories from Fat: 369)
Total Fat: 41g (Saturated Fat: 16g)
Protein: 84g
Total Carbohydrates: 1g (Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 0g)
Cholesterol: 303mg
Sodium: 1