Golden Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy

Golden Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 servings plus leftovers Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins and at 325 degrees F for 2 1/2 hours Stand 20 mins


  • 1 frozen turkey (about 14 pounds), thawed as per package directions
  • Apple-Sausage Stuffing (find recipe on
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons each chopped fresh thyme leaves, rosemary and sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pan Gravy
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Make It


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove giblets from turkey and rinse turkey inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels. Place turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Tuck wings under breast.

2. Loosely pack Apple-Sausage Stuffing into cavity. Tie legs together.

3. Combine butter, honey, herbs, salt and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until butter is melted. Brush over turkey, and also under skin on breast, if desired.

4. Roast turkey at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Baste with any remaining glaze. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Cover with foil and continue to roast until thigh meat registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 2 1/2 more hours, or about 15 minutes per pound. Transfer turkey to platter and let stand 20 minutes.

Pan Gravy

5. Strain pan drippings into a fat separator. Pour 1/2 cup defatted juices into a small saucepan along with 2 tablespoons of the turkey fat. Whisk in chicken broth and flour. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes. Garnish turkey with extra herbs and orange sections. Serve with gravy alongside.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 482, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 240, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 3, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 78, sodium (mg): 306, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.