Classic Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

Classic Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds), thawed if frozen
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Make It

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Remove giblets from neck cavity. Release legs from wire band and remove neck from body cavity. Rinse turkey inside and out.

2. If stuffing, loosely pack neck and close with toothpick. Loosely stuff body cavity; tie legs together with twine. Tuck wings behind breast. Place turkey, breast-side-up, on an oiled rack in a shallow roasting pan.

3. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast approximately 3 to 3-3/4 hours if unstuffed and 3-1/2 to 4 hours if stuffed. When skin is golden brown, loosely cover with foil to prevent overbrowning. Turkey is done when an oven-safe or instant-read thermometer registers 180 degrees F in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching bone) and 160 degrees F in the center of stuffing. Let turkey rest 20 minutes before carving to allow juices to redistribute.

Pan Gravy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fat from roasting pan
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can chicken broth

Make It

1. Nutrition per 3 tablespoons: 45 cal.; 1 g pro.; 4 g fat; 2 g carb.; 0 g fiber.

2. Pour off fat and juices from roasting pan into a large measuring cup; let fat rise to the top. Spoon 3 tablespoons fat back into pan; place over medium heat on front and back burners. Add flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Skim off fat in measuring cup; measure amount of juice left, and chicken broth and enough water to make 3 cups liquid. Pour into pan. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until gravy is thickened. Makes 3 cups

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 191, Fat, total (g): 5, pro. (g): 33, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.