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Super Moist Turkey

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You won't believe the easy trick to roasting a super moist turkey in a minimal amount of time until you try it! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1 whole turkey (11-14 lb., giblets removed, patted dry)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (softened, for turkey)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter (for cheesecloth wrap)
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth (plus more as needed)
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    Calories1000Calories from Fat500
    Total Fat55g85%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat500
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Michael P. Weeks 6 months ago
    This is really an easy recipe. Following the simple direction and it turns out moist and delicious. Just make sure you have a meat thermometer. Very important to make sure you reach 165 degrees minimum and no more than 180 temperature to ensure it stays moist. Remember, 15 minutes cooking time per pound.
    Tramond Nicholson 7 months ago
    The turkey was proud to sacrifice itself in order to be so moist and delicious.
    Adrian Haden 7 months ago
    We made it for Thanksgiving 🤠 I didnt have a cheeze cloth so I used aluminum foil.
    caitlin k. 9 months ago
    The skin was delicious. So crsipy. The turkey was very good as well!
    Tami 9 months ago
    Very moist and tasty!
    David C. 2 years ago
    it turned out great! very well done!
    Simmons 2 years ago
    I cooked my turkey for 12 hrs at 250° falling off the bone. Amazing!!! Also covered in butter and seasonings before baking. My turkey was 12 lbs.
    Karen 2 years ago
    Delicious turkey! Sooo good
    Bob Araujo 2 years ago
    Turkey was easy to make and very moist and delicious. Hardest part was finding the cheesecloth at my local grocery store. My whole family loved it.
    D. A. 2 years ago
    I think a note should be added about basting throughout the roasting process (and I found that more than the recommended amount of chicken broth was definitely needed), but otherwise the recipe was easy to follow. My family gave this a 9/10.
    Carolina 2 years ago
    Delicious turkey, really easy. My family really enjoyed it. Super moist and tender, really good flavor.
    Holmes 2 years ago
    The best turkey recipe that i have ever cooked. Beautiful golden brown and the taste was excellent.
    KeenSousChef 2 years ago
    It was great and juicey, will follow again.
    Woo Nova 2 years ago
    Very delicious turkey!! Came out little dry but amazing!
    Sam C. 2 years ago
    First time I ever made a turkey, it was a very easy recipe to follow. It did come out just a bit dry, and I think I'd put the butter on the skin first then season it because doing it as instructed took off a lot if the seasonings.
    Naomi 2 years ago
    It was delicious!!! I will definitely make this again. Super easy too
    Luke Kendall 2 years ago
    made it for my wife's birthday, it was a big hit!!
    Mary Walsh 2 years ago
    Great!! Make it again
    Nolan 3 years ago
    followed recipe did not have cheese cloth coffee filters worked good
    Juan R. Hipp 3 years ago
    We got a 10 pounds nice, I do recommend to use a bit more salt and pepper at the beginning and more butter too (one more spoon of all)
    Brittany Guzman 3 years ago
    I loved this recipe! I sprayed with olive oil twice (once at the beginning and once 15 minutes before done). I Stuffed with baby carrots and onion and wow! It was perfect. I also did a turkey brine 24 hours before but it was literally the best turkey ever!
    Howdy! 3 years ago
    We did a 21 lb turkey, had to add more time but came out super moist. We’ll try this again using different seasonings and rubs but it’s a keeper.
    Stephanie Cashman 3 years ago
    Turned out prefect I used a 20 pound turkey so it did take longer to cook
    Sandy Zakroff 3 years ago
    very moist snd delicious
    Powers 3 years ago
    tasted great but was done early and the cloth stuck down and ripped off some skin. probably just needs to be basted more often
    Leilani B. 3 years ago
    perfectly moist. easy to make and will definitely do again
    Lesa Wiedenfeld 3 years ago
    I didnt have any cheesecloth so I used a flour sack towel. I had to melt an additional stick of butter so that there would be enough butter to soak into the towel. It looks amazing!!!