Christmas Turkey Recipe – Roast Turkey

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Make your Christmas turkey recipe to the next level with our recipe. In the United States, turkey became a popular choice for Christmas dinner in the 19th century, possibly because it was an affordable and plentiful option. Today, many people continue to serve turkey on Christmas because it is a traditional dish that has been passed down through the generations. In addition, the large size of a turkey makes it a good choice for feeding a large group of people, which is common during the holiday season.

Serves: 8-10

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 3 hours

The Secret of Delicious Christmas Turkey Recipe

The secret to a delicious christmas turkey recipe, specially roast turkey is to make sure that the turkey is cooked evenly, which means using a meat thermometer to ensure that the thickest part of the turkey has reached a temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, it’s important to baste the turkey regularly to keep it moist, and to let it rest for at least 20 minutes after it’s cooked to allow the juices to redistribute. Finally, choosing the right seasonings and herbs to flavor the turkey can make a big difference in terms of flavor. Some classic options include garlic, rosemary, and thyme.

Easy Christmas Turkey Recipe 


  • 1 whole turkey (5-6 kg), thawed
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, and sage
  • 2 cups of chicken broth


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Good degrees for christmas roast turkey recipe.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and olive oil. Brush the mixture all over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place the turkey in a roasting pan, and scatter the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, lemon slices, orange slices, and fresh herbs around the bird.

Step 4

Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the pan.

Step 5

Roast the turkey for about 3 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Baste the turkey with the pan juices every 30 minutes.

Step 6

Let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes before carving.

Step 7

Serve the turkey with the pan juices and any additional seasonings, such as herbs or spices, as desired. Christmas turkey recipe is ready.


Roast Turkey ready for a nice Christmas. Although it takes time to cook turkey, which is a classic of Christmas, it is worth its taste. When you try this recipe you can share with me on Instagram 🙂

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