Source: Parents Magazine

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prep:
35 mins
roast:
2 hrs 30 mins
stand:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 95 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl stir together the ricotta, turkey bacon, parsley, and thyme; set aside.

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  • Remove neck and giblet bag from the turkey (reserve if you like). Place turkey, breast side down, on a large cutting board. Using poultry shears and a large knife, carefully remove back bone from turkey (or, ask your butcher to remove back bone).

  • Place turkey, cavity side down, in a large roasting pan. Loosen skin over breast and legs. Spoon the ricotta mixture over the breast and leg meat, spreading evenly.

  • Season turkey with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Remove plastic wrap from turkey. Cover loosely with foil. Roast for 2 hours. Remove foil. Roast for 30 to 60 minutes more or until done (170°F for breast, 180°F for leg). Cover and let stand 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 268mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 4g; sugars 1g; protein 74g; vitamin a 145.8IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 12.6mg; vitamin b6 1.4mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 1.3mcg; sodium 327mg; potassium 790mg; calcium 90.9mg; iron 4.7mg.
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