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Turkey with herb butter

Slather your turkey in this too-good-to-be-true butter sauce. 



Herb Butter

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature


  • 1, 12-14 lb turkey, thawed
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Herb Butter 

  1. Add butter, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme to a bowl and mix until well incorporated. 


  1. Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey and set aside. 
  2. Dry the exterior of the turkey really well with a paper towel.  This will help the turkey brown more efficiently. Season the entire bird with salt and pepper.
  3. Rub the turkey with the butter mixture, making sure to slip the butter under the skin of the breast as well as all over the wings and legs.
  4. Place the turkey into the oven and cook for 10 minutes.  Turn the heat down to 350° F. Roast the turkey for 15 to 20 minutes per pound.  The turkey is done when the thigh meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  5. Remove the turkey from the oven and allow it to rest, covered for 30 minutes up to one hour.


  1. Slice and serve with your favourite sides. Enjoy!

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