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Citrus & Sage Roasted Turkey

If turkey is your go-to holiday main dish, you’ll love this freshened up version. Citrus and sage offer up tons of flavor while keeping the turkey tender and juicy.

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Citrus & Sage Roasted Turkey

Citrus & Sage Roasted Turkey

If turkey is your go-to holiday main dish, you’ll love this freshened up version. Citrus and sage offer up tons of flavor while keeping the turkey tender and juicy.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 pound whole turkey, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested, quartered
  • 1 large Navel orange, zested, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, plus 6 whole leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, plus 4 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, quartered

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place turkey in roasting pan.
  3. Heat small saucepot over low heat; add butter, oil, lemon zest, orange zest, sage, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes, or until butter melts. Let cool slightly and liberally coat turkey with mixture.
  4. Stuff turkey cavities with quartered lemon and orange, sage leaves, garlic cloves and onion.
  5. Bake 2½-3 hours, or until internal thigh temperature reaches 180° and breast temperature reaches 165°. Cool 15-20 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 456mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 62g

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Trish James

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Trish James

Trish is a grocery industry veteran of 15 years, specifically in the produce industry for nine, working alongside health-conscious brands. Trish is the mom of two very active boys and passionate about helping others, especially in her community, which is why she appreciates the work we do at Produce for Kids. She can be found volunteering weekly at her local food bank. Trish loves providing useful, relevant, and realistic resources to Produce for Kids followers – no parent-shaming, just inspiring new habits and celebrating wins. Find her regular contributions on the Produce for Kids Blog.

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