Thanksgiving Turkey With Homemade Gravy

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A delicious roasted turkey for your holiday feast with a traditional homemade pan-gravy

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Prep Time

25 min

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Cook Time

2 hr 40 min

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Wait Time

15 min

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Thanksgiving Turkey With Homemade Gravy

Ingredients

Serves 12
12 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

Wash the turkey inside and out and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Remove the giblets and gizzards. Note: Remember to fully thaw turkey in your refrigerator before beginning (approx 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs).

Wash the turkey inside and out and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Remove the giblets and gizzards. Note: Remember to fully thaw turkey in your refrigerator before beginning (approx 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs).

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 450F. If you've made stuffing and would like to stuff the turkey with it, now's the time to add it. Gently spoon the cooked (!) stuffing in to the empty cavity.

Preheat the oven to 450F. If you've made stuffing and would like to stuff the turkey with it, now's the time to add it. Gently spoon the cooked (!) stuffing in to the empty cavity.

Step 3

If you're stuffing the turkey, tie the turkey legs together with oven-safe string to hold the stuffing securely inside the turkey.


Step 4

Place the turkey in the roasting pan, brush the entire turkey with melted butter. After thoroughly coating in butter, place the pan inside the oven in the middle rack. Turn the oven down to 350F.


Step 5

Baste turkey with a ladle, baster, or brush every 30 min with pan juices. Cook turkey 10-15 minutes per pound (ex: 2 hour cook time for 12 lbs).


Step 6

For the last 45 minutes of cooking, place a tent of foil over the turkey to keep it moist.

For the last 45 minutes of cooking, place a tent of foil over the turkey to keep it moist.

Step 7

Near the end of the cooking time, check the temperature of the turkey. Once the reading of the inside of the thigh reaches 165F, the turkey is done and you're ready to make gravy!

Near the end of the cooking time, check the temperature of the turkey. Once the reading of the inside of the thigh reaches 165F, the turkey is done and you're ready to make gravy!

Step 8

Take the turkey out of the roasting pan and place on desired serving dish. Let the turkey rest for 15 min at room temp while you make pan gravy. Pour the pan juices into a measuring cup.

Take the turkey out of the roasting pan and place on desired serving dish. Let the turkey rest for 15 min at room temp while you make pan gravy. Pour the pan juices into a measuring cup.

Step 9

Add 4 tablespoons of butter in to the roasting pan and place on low heat over two burners. Heat till bubbling.

Add 4 tablespoons of butter in to the roasting pan and place on low heat over two burners. Heat till bubbling.

Step 10

Using a wire whisk, whisk the flour and butter. Whisking continuously, cook over medium-low heat till thickened and bubbling, about 2 to 3 min.

Using a wire whisk, whisk the flour and butter. Whisking continuously, cook over medium-low heat till thickened and bubbling, about 2 to 3 min.

Step 11

Pour the pan juices back in to the pan and whisk vigorously. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously until the gravy begins to thicken. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, whisking often to keep the gravy from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Pour the pan juices back in to the pan and whisk vigorously. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously until the gravy begins to thicken. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, whisking often to keep the gravy from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 12

Add the fresh herbs and brandy/wine and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer.

Add the fresh herbs and brandy/wine and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer.

Step 13

Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or bowl and pour the gravy into it to remove the herbs.

Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or bowl and pour the gravy into it to remove the herbs.

Step 14

Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour in to a gravy boat with a ladle to serve.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour in to a gravy boat with a ladle to serve.

Step 15

Let the turkey sit for 15 minutes, then carve away! Happy Thanksgiving!

Let the turkey sit for 15 minutes, then carve away! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Turkey With Homemade Gravy

Thanksgiving Turkey With Homemade Gravy

By kitchenbowl

A delicious roasted turkey for your holiday feast with a traditional homemade pan-gravy

Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

2 hr 40 min

Wait Time

15 min

Ingredients

Serves 12

Instructions

Wash the turkey inside and out and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Remove the giblets and gizzards. Note: Remember to fully thaw turkey in your refrigerator before beginning (approx 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs).

Step 1

Wash the turkey inside and out and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Remove the giblets and gizzards. Note: Remember to fully thaw turkey in your refrigerator before beginning (approx 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs).

Preheat the oven to 450F. If you've made stuffing and would like to stuff the turkey with it, now's the time to add it. Gently spoon the cooked (!) stuffing in to the empty cavity.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 450F. If you've made stuffing and would like to stuff the turkey with it, now's the time to add it. Gently spoon the cooked (!) stuffing in to the empty cavity.

If you're stuffing the turkey, tie the turkey legs together with oven-safe string to hold the stuffing securely inside the turkey.

Step 3

If you're stuffing the turkey, tie the turkey legs together with oven-safe string to hold the stuffing securely inside the turkey.

Place the turkey in the roasting pan, brush the entire turkey with melted butter. After thoroughly coating in butter, place the pan inside the oven in the middle rack. Turn the oven down to 350F.

Step 4

Place the turkey in the roasting pan, brush the entire turkey with melted butter. After thoroughly coating in butter, place the pan inside the oven in the middle rack. Turn the oven down to 350F.

Baste turkey with a ladle, baster, or brush every 30 min with pan juices. Cook turkey 10-15 minutes per pound (ex: 2 hour cook time for 12 lbs).

Step 5

Baste turkey with a ladle, baster, or brush every 30 min with pan juices. Cook turkey 10-15 minutes per pound (ex: 2 hour cook time for 12 lbs).

For the last 45 minutes of cooking, place a tent of foil over the turkey to keep it moist.

Step 6

For the last 45 minutes of cooking, place a tent of foil over the turkey to keep it moist.

Near the end of the cooking time, check the temperature of the turkey. Once the reading of the inside of the thigh reaches 165F, the turkey is done and you're ready to make gravy!

Step 7

Near the end of the cooking time, check the temperature of the turkey. Once the reading of the inside of the thigh reaches 165F, the turkey is done and you're ready to make gravy!

Take the turkey out of the roasting pan and place on desired serving dish. Let the turkey rest for 15 min at room temp while you make pan gravy. Pour the pan juices into a measuring cup.

Step 8

Take the turkey out of the roasting pan and place on desired serving dish. Let the turkey rest for 15 min at room temp while you make pan gravy. Pour the pan juices into a measuring cup.

Add 4 tablespoons of butter in to the roasting pan and place on low heat over two burners. Heat till bubbling.

Step 9

Add 4 tablespoons of butter in to the roasting pan and place on low heat over two burners. Heat till bubbling.

Using a wire whisk, whisk the flour and butter. Whisking continuously, cook over medium-low heat till thickened and bubbling, about 2 to 3 min.

Step 10

Using a wire whisk, whisk the flour and butter. Whisking continuously, cook over medium-low heat till thickened and bubbling, about 2 to 3 min.

Pour the pan juices back in to the pan and whisk vigorously. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously until the gravy begins to thicken. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, whisking often to keep the gravy from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 11

Pour the pan juices back in to the pan and whisk vigorously. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking continuously until the gravy begins to thicken. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes, whisking often to keep the gravy from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Add the fresh herbs and brandy/wine and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer.

Step 12

Add the fresh herbs and brandy/wine and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer.

Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or bowl and pour the gravy into it to remove the herbs.

Step 13

Place a strainer over a large measuring cup or bowl and pour the gravy into it to remove the herbs.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour in to a gravy boat with a ladle to serve.

Step 14

Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour in to a gravy boat with a ladle to serve.

Let the turkey sit for 15 minutes, then carve away! Happy Thanksgiving!

Step 15

Let the turkey sit for 15 minutes, then carve away! Happy Thanksgiving!

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