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Herb Roasted Turkey

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 4 hr 25 min
  • serves: 7 people

Here's an easy, reliable way to ensure a moist and flavorful turkey...simply pour the lemon and herb-seasoned chicken stock over the bird, then baste with the pan drippings while it roasts. Served with prepared turkey gravy, it just couldn't be easier!


cost per recipe: $16.88

  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 whole turkey (about 14 pounds)
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) Campbell’s® Turkey Gravy


  • Tips

    • Alternate Preparation: The turkey may be roasted in a Reynolds® Oven Bag, following the package directions, pouring the stock mixture over the turkey before closing the bag.
  • Step 1

    Stir the stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and black pepper in a medium bowl.

  • Step 2

    Roast the turkey according to the package directions, basting occasionally with the stock mixture during roasting. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Discard any remaining stock mixture.

  • Step 3

    Heat the gravy in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat until it's hot and bubbling. Serve the gravy with the turkey.


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  • Herb Roasted Turkey

    November 23, 2006

    I have used this recipe for basting my turkey for a few years now, and it has never let me down. Every year my turkey is moist and flavorful, and my husband is proud that it came from our oven!

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Made With

Calories 389
Total Fat 13 g
Sat. Fat 4.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 211 mg
Sodium 645 mg
Total Carb 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 59 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 24 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.