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Video: How to Roast a Turkey

See a simple beginner-friendly method for roasting a moist, beautiful turkey.

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If you’ve never roasted a turkey before, or you have and it just didn’t turn out quite right, then this video is for you. Chef John teaches you how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey using simple methods. Nothing fancy here, just a solid procedure that works for beginners and experts alike—and results in a moist, tender bird with a beautiful magazine-cover look. Get Chef John's recipe for How to Cook a Turkey. Then prepare yourself for plenty of ooohs and aaahs at the holidays. See more Thanksgiving videos >>

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Nov. 29, 2014 7:35 am
I used your video to make a 17 pound turkey last night. I never made one before. It turned out perfect! It was easy. Thank you!
Nov. 23, 2014 6:45 am
I used this video last year (my first year making the turkey!) and we are making Thanksgiving for 15+ this year and I am using it again. Rave reviews from all! Perfect for all of us newbies.
Nov. 3, 2014 1:34 am
I'm glad this has so many positive reviews. I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and am going to try this out. I'm pretty adept at most cooking/baking but have never made a turkey before. FINGERS CROSSED!!
Dec. 30, 2013 3:28 am
I tried this recipe this Christmas for my family of 14!. I have never cooked a turkey before!. It was so deliciously moist and brown!. Everybody loved it so much that there was no turkey left!. From one big Aussie fan....THANK YOU CHEF JOHN!. :) Next year wil try turkey with stuffing!. Of course shall follow your video. :))
Dec. 21, 2012 11:12 am
Samira, Just e mail yourself the video
Nov. 4, 2012 6:43 am
Great video! However I would suggest removing the gizzards prior to washing the turkey for less chance of bacterial contamination.
Mar. 25, 2012 9:02 am
How can I save this video?
Feb. 29, 2012 8:58 pm
Choy Yat Leng
Feb. 29, 2012 12:37 pm
Loved this video. Wished I had seen it last year. I will surely do it this year. Probably use bottled sage and rosemary due to our markets do not carry fresh herbs.
Feb. 3, 2012 10:11 am
Tried this recipe and it really is amazing! Just make sure you let your turkey thaw (in a dish to catch the juices) in the fridge at least 3 days (I recommend a week) before you try to cook it.
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