Butter Roasted Turkey

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Butter Roasted Turkey

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs (approximately)
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Ingredients
  • (1) turkey, approximately 12-14lbs. Thawed if frozen, giblets removed, rinsed and patted dry
  • ¾ cup Finlandia Salted Butter
  • 2 large onions, cut in quarters
  • 2 large carrots, cut in large pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, cut in large pieces
  • 2 lemons, cut in halves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Instructions

Gently separate the skin from the turkey breast by sliding your fingers under the skin.  Rub rub half of the butter under the skin. Tie the legs together and tuck the wings underneath the turkey.

Rub remaining butter all over outside of turkey. Season with salt and pepper.  Place turkey in a large roasting pan, breast up. Place cut vegetables in the pan around the turkey. Add chicken broth.

Preheat your oven to 350°F and position the rack on the lower third of the oven. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes, or until thigh temp reaches 180 degrees. Let rest for 30 minutes. Place on platter with vegetables.

For even more flavor, baste your turkey with our Herb & Garlic Compound Butter.


Butter Roasted Turkey 30 mins 3 hrs (approximately) 3 hrs 30 mins (1) turkey, approximately 12-14lbs. Thawed if frozen, giblets removed, rinsed and patted dry cup Finlandia Salted Butter2 large onions, cut in quarters2 large carrots, cut in large pieces2 celery stalks, cut in large pieces2 lemons, cut in halves2 cups chicken broth Gently separate the skin from the turkey breast by sliding your fingers under the skin.  Rub rub half of the butter under the skin. Tie the legs together and tuck the wings underneath the turkey. Rub remaining butter all over outside of turkey. Season with salt and pepper.  Place turkey in a large roasting pan, breast up. Place cut vegetables in the pan around the turkey. Add chicken broth. Preheat your oven to 350°F and position the rack on the lower third of the oven. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes, or until thigh temp reaches 180 degrees. Let rest for 30 minutes. Place on platter with vegetables. For even more flavor, baste your turkey with our Herb & Garlic Compound Butter.