McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

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"The herb rub lends delicious savory flavor to the outside of your turkey, while basting keeps the meat juicy inside. Reserve the pan juices to make gravy or serve with the turkey."
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3 h 50 m servings 815 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 815 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 38.5 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 107.5 g
  • 215%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 313 mg
  • 104%
  • Sodium:
  • 490 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix sage or poultry seasoning, paprika, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and nutmeg in small bowl.
  2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle about half of the seasoning mixture inside of turkey. Stuff with onion and bay leaves. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover turkey loosely with heavy duty foil.
  3. Roast 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (175 degrees F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board to slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.


  • Test Kitchen Tip: For easy cleanup, line roasting pan with heavy duty foil.


  1. 24 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I made this recipe last year for my first thanksgiving that I cooked myself. The entire family loved it!! This year I'm trying to convince my family to let me make the turkey at my mom's house...

Most helpful critical review

pretty easy and gave it a little more flavor

I made this recipe last year for my first thanksgiving that I cooked myself. The entire family loved it!! This year I'm trying to convince my family to let me make the turkey at my mom's house...

The turkey turned out very flavorful but I will only use 1/2 to 3/4 of the seasoning next time as it was a little too seasoned for me. I have recommended this recipe to others to try this year ...

Well this is a fantastic recipie. I tried it for Thanksgiving dinner and it really made the house smell good while cooking. I must really have a slow oven, because, for me, a 12 lb. turkey at ...

Sorry McCormick - I used other brands of seasonings which were in my cupboard! Otherwise a great rub recipe for turkey. Definitely a tad salty, next time I would decrease the salt by about 1/2 t...

Picked up a Honeysuckle Young Turkey on the day before Thanksgiving--looked for 12 pounds, but they only had 14 pounds or larger, so I got a 14.7 pound turkey. These turkeys were only 47 cents a...

Was looking for new recipe to try for Thanksgiving and found this. Sounded so easy and tasty and reviews were very good. Will use this again as everyone enjoyed it.

This Recipe is Fantastic!! I modified it a little by mixing the herbs with enough olive oil to make it the consistency of paint, then I "painted" my turkey inside and out with the mixture. I stu...

Made my already moist delicious turkey even better. This is fabulous!

I didn't use all McCormick brand seasonings (sorry), but it was delicious! This was my first turkey, and I didn't really know what I was doing, but I was so pleased with the results! I had a 1...