Lush Turkey

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"I read a lot of recipes before making my first turkey, and there were just too many to choose from, so I decided to wing it. Nobody was more shocked than I was to see how gorgeous, moist and flavorful it turned out, considering how very few ingredients and work was involved. Yes, the name is a double-entendre (there was a theme to my first Thanksgiving dinner!) I used a semi-sweet red wine, but you can go with whatever vintage you prefer if you want something more bitter. The drippings from the pan are practically a gravy on their own."
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5 h 25 m servings 927 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 927 kcal
  • 46%
  • Fat:
  • 42.5 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 106.2 g
  • 212%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 314 mg
  • 105%
  • Sodium:
  • 806 mg
  • 32%

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. Preheat an oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan, and stir in the margarine until melted. Mix in the stuffing mix until thoroughly moistened, remove from heat, and allow the stuffing to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Remove neck and giblets from the turkey, if present, and place the turkey into a large roasting pan with a lid. Lightly stuff the cavity of the turkey with the stuffing. Pour the red wine all over the turkey, and sprinkle the bird with salt. Brush the egg over the top of the turkey. Cover the roasting pan.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 2 hours. Remove lid, baste the turkey with the pan drippings, and cover the breast of the turkey with a piece of aluminum foil. Return to oven, and roast an additional 30 minutes; baste once more, and roast until the turkey is browned and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 2 more hours.
  5. Transfer the turkey to a platter, and allow to stand for 30 minutes. To serve, remove stuffing to a serving dish before carving.



I cooked turkey for the first time using this recipe and it was just so delicious. Very simple, easy and amazing. I recommend this for everyone.

Fantastic! My family raved over this bird for days afterward. I will definitely use this recipe again.