Don't let roasting a turkey scare you! Just follow this step-by-step recipe, and you'll have a delicious, moist, golden brown turkey.
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whole turkey (about 14 pounds)
teaspoon ground black pepper
tablespoons vegetable oil
Remove the package of giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Spoon the stuffing lightly into the neck and body cavities, if desired.* Fold the loose skin over the stuffing. Tie the ends of the drumsticks together.
Place the turkey, breast-side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Season the turkey with the black pepper. Rub the turkey with the oil. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, not touching the bone.
Roast at 325°F. for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until the thermometer reads 165° F. and the drumstick moves easily (use an instant read thermometer to make sure that the center of the stuffing reaches 165°F.). Begin checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing.