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Oven Roasted Turkey

Oven Roasted Turkey

Over Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving doesn't have to be a dangerous time for your weight loss plan. Check out this oven roasted turkey recipe that leaves out the butter and oils, but still delivers all of the flavor.
4 Hrs
Main Course


  • 1 10-12 lb fresh turkey neck & giblets removed – throw away
  • 1 medium white onion sliced into quarters
  • 2 Celery stalks sliced into 2″ pieces


  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T onion powder
  • Iodized salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 T poultry seasoning or Mrs. Dash Seasoning for Chicken
  • Optional: One roaster bag for turkey of 10-12 lbs
  • Optional:One shallow foil roasting pan
  • If using a frozen turkey, thaw turkey 24 hours in refrigerator first.
  • Remove neck and giblets from the neck and body cavities, discard the neck and remove
  • the tail portion of turkey.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees
  • Rinse the turkey inside and out with cold water and place the bird breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • If using a roasting bag, place a bit of flour in bag, give it a quick shake, add the turkey to the bag and place in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Combine seasonings and rub all over turkey inside and outside cavity while in roasting bag or in roasting pan.
  • Next, place the onion and celery into cavity of bird.
  • If using roasting bag, seal it and cut small air slits into bag.
  • Roast turkey according to directions on roasting bag.
  • Or without a bag, roast turkey at 325 degrees for approximately 3 1/2 hours; if turkey browns too
  • quickly cover with a foil tent.
  • Turkey is done when thermometer inserted into breast reads 165 degrees and 180 degrees when inserted in the thigh, not touching bone.
Profile Exchange: 5oz. very lean protein
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