This herb roasted turkey recipe uses a delicious blend of herbs to flavor the turkey. A gluten and dairy-free gravy recipe is also included!
I look forward to Thanksgiving the way a kid anticipates Christmas. I love all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes and eating them brings back a slew of happy memories from my childhood. I’ve often wondered why do we only make this delicious meal once a year?
Well, I’m not sure about you, but I tend to indulge this time of year. With all of the yummy holiday goodies, any self-control I typically have goes out the window.
On second thought, maybe it’s a good thing that it’s only once a year… 😉
For the turkey, I make it similar to the way I make my roasted chicken, with lots of flavorful herbs and aromatics. I loosely fill the cavity with chunks of onion, lemon, oranges, smashed garlic, and rosemary sprigs.
I also coat the outside with a mixture of butter and herbs. Using butter or oil on the skin ensures a gorgeous golden color too. I love using Herbs de Provence, which is a combination of delicious herbs like rosemary, basil, thyme, savory, and lavender. It’s one my favorite herbs to use since it’s so versatile. I use it in many of my meat and vegetable dishes.
To serve the turkey, I place it on a large platter and garnish with fresh cranberries, lemon, and sprigs of rosemary. It helps to fill the extra space and the combination of colors is very festive too!
Sitting around the table with loved ones is a great time to reflect on all of the blessings we have been given. I’m so thankful for my family, friends, and for all of you. Thank you for following along and making these recipes for your families. Your support means so much to me and I hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday!
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Cor 9:15Print