Ranch-Seasoned Roast Turkey

Ranch-Seasoned Roast Turkey

Prep Time Prep: 10m Cook Time Cook: PT0S Total Time Total: 3h10m

Yield: 8-10

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Thanksgiving, main dish

Bland, dry turkey officially becomes a thing of the past with this recipe.

  • 1 whole turkey, thawed
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 packets ranch seasoning mix
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. As it heats, drain any excess juices from turkey and pat it dry with paper towels, then set aside. Mix butter and ranch seasoning until it forms a paste. Spread butter under the skin of the turkey as much as you can, as well as on top of it. Place turkey breast-side up on a rack within the roasting pan. Stick an oven-safe meat thermometer into the lower thigh of the turkey, without touching the bone. Cover turkey lightly with tin foil, then take it off during the last half hour of cooking so the skin can brown. Cook for about 20 minutes per pound, or until the thermometer reads 180° in the thigh and 165° in breast meat. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole turkey, thawed
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 packets ranch seasoning mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. As it heats, drain any excess juices from turkey and pat it dry with paper towels, then set aside. Mix butter and ranch seasoning until it forms a paste. Spread butter under the skin of the turkey as much as you can, as well as on top of it. Place turkey breast-side up on a rack within the roasting pan. Stick an oven-safe meat thermometer into the lower thigh of the turkey, without touching the bone. Cover turkey lightly with tin foil, then take it off during the last half hour of cooking so the skin can brown. Cook for about 20 minutes per pound, or until the thermometer reads 180° in the thigh and 165° in breast meat. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving.