McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

The herb rub lends delicious savory flavor to the outside of your turkey, while basting keeps the meat juicy inside. Be sure to reserve the pan juices to make Perfect Turkey Gravy.

Recipe from McCormick®
McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey
20 mins
4 hrs 10 mins
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  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Rubbed Sage or McCormick® Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry's® Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 6 McCormick® Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oil
Place oven rack in lowest position. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl.
Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about half of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover loosely with heavy duty foil.
Roast in preheated 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Fahrenheit in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.
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