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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 tablespoons salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened, for turkey)
  • 6 tablespoons 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.


    David C. 6 months ago
    it turned out great! very well done!
    Simmons 6 months 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 7 months ago
    Delicious turkey! Sooo good
    Bob Araujo 7 months 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. 7 months 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 7 months ago
    Delicious turkey, really easy. My family really enjoyed it. Super moist and tender, really good flavor.
    Holmes 7 months ago
    The best turkey recipe that i have ever cooked. Beautiful golden brown and the taste was excellent.
    KeenSousChef 7 months ago
    It was great and juicey, will follow again.
    Woo Nova 7 months ago
    Very delicious turkey!! Came out little dry but amazing!
    Sam C. 7 months 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 a year ago
    It was delicious!!! I will definitely make this again. Super easy too
    Luke Kendall a year ago
    made it for my wife's birthday, it was a big hit!!
    Mary Walsh a year ago
    Great!! Make it again
    Nolan a year ago
    followed recipe did not have cheese cloth coffee filters worked good
    Juan R. Hipp 2 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 2 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! 2 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 2 years ago
    Turned out prefect I used a 20 pound turkey so it did take longer to cook
    Sandy Zakroff 2 years ago
    very moist snd delicious
    Powers 2 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. 2 years ago
    perfectly moist. easy to make and will definitely do again
    Lesa Wiedenfeld 2 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!!!