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Foil Tent Roasted Turkey

Foil Tent Roasted Turkey


This simple recipe shows you how to tent an oil-brushed turkey with foil to make a moist and delicious bird.  Really, with just two ingredients, it couldn't be any easier.

serves 12 people


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  • 12

    pounds turkey

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the oven to 325°F.  Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil.

Step 2

Remove the package of giblets and neck from the turkey cavity.  Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry.  Tie the ends of the drumsticks together.

Step 3

Place the turkey, breast-side up, into the pan.  Brush the turkey with the oil.  Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, not touching the bone.  Place a sheet of foil over the turkey, tenting it up in the middle to leave about 1 inch of space between the top of the turkey and the foil.  Crimp the foil to the long sides of the pan to secure.

Step 4

Roast for 3 hours or until the thermometer reads 165°F.  Begin checking for doneness after 2 1/2 hours of the roasting time.  Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Tips

  • Recipe Note: If you want the turkey to be more browned, remove the foil tent after 1 hour of the roasting time.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Carla H.

    November 29, 2008

    Foil Tent Roasted Turkey

    I inserted a little seasoning to add flavour to the turkey, The foil tent idea was superb, the turkey browned perfectly!

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