Simple roast turkey. Place turkey, breast-side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Loosely fill turkey cavity with stuffing. Rub skin with butter, then season with salt and pepper.
Season the turkey with salt and pepper. Cover the whole bird and pan with aluminum foil, tucking it all the way under the pan. Drain juices and pat dry with clean paper towels. You can cook Simple roast turkey using 0 ingredients and 0 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Simple roast turkey
Do not add water to pan. Bring the top rack lower to allow the turkey to be put into the oven in the lower half of the oven. After your turkey has come close to room temperature, pat the entire turkey dry with a paper towel. The bird needs to be as dry as possible.
Simple roast turkey step by step
Add turkey to a roasting pan with a rack. The turkey will cook more quickly and more evenly that way. Place the turkey, breast-side up, into a large roasting pan; pat dry with paper towels. Tuck the wings of the turkey underneath the turkey and set the turkey on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan*. Use a basting brush to brush the remaining herb butter all over the outside of the turkey, legs and wings.