Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb-Roasted Turkey

Classic, wholesome, and Paleo-friendly, this Herb-Roasted Turkey will be a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner!

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Herb Roasted Turkey
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Herb-Roasted Turkey

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 10
Calories: 487kcal


  • 1 (12-14 pound/5-7 kilogram) whole turkey
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon , quartered
  • 1 small yellow onion , quartered
  • 1 apple , seeded and quartered
  • ½ cup (120 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (3.4 g) fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (3.4 g) fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (2.4 g) fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup (240 mL) gluten-free chicken stock


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey, rinse it well, and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • Season the cavity with salt and pepper. Loosely stuff with the lemon, onion, and apple pieces.
  • Combine the olive oil, rosemary, sage, thyme, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper in a small mixing bowl. Rub the mixture all over the turkey, working it in between the skin and the breast meat.
  • Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wings underneath the bird. Pour the chicken stock in the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Place the turkey in the oven and roast for 30 minutes, until the skin begins to brown.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F and continue to roast the turkey for another 2½ to 3 hours, basting every 15 minutes, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F. Loosely cover the turkey with foil, if needed, to prevent over browning.
  • Removing the turkey from the pan, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving.


Nutrition Facts
Herb-Roasted Turkey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 186mg62%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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