OMG, I had my very first go ever at a turkey this year, and I used this recipe. EVERYONE LOVED IT!! And no one believed it was my first turkey ever!! I did butter the heck out of the bird, both under the breast, legs/thighs, and on the skin too. I used a 15lb. turkey and cooked it for 4hrs and 20 min. at 350 degrees. It still had not reached 180 so I raised the temp to 375 degrees and cooked it for an additional 35 min, then it reached 180. I then removed the foil, and turned temp back down to 350 degrees and let it cook for 20min which browned it perfectly! Next time, if I use a 15lb bird, I'll cook it at 350 for 5 and a half hours, or 375 for 3 and a half hours. I'll still have to check the internal temp. I was in a hurry this year, so I didn't have 5.5 hours to cook it in. One other thing I did is add a bit extra amounts to the ingredients to compensate for a bigger bird. For instance, instead of 4 cups of water, I used 4.5 cups. And instead of 3 tbsp of bouillon, I used 4 tbsp. etc. etc. I did baste several times throughout but I think it still would've been fine even without the basting. BEST TURKEY RECIPE EVER!!!
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OMG, I had my very first go ever at a turkey this year, and I used this recipe. EVERYONE LOVED...