EASY THANKSGIVING TURKEY | how to cook and carve the BEST turkey recipe

Are you ready to make the BEST Thanksgiving turkey? Trust me, it’s easier than you think! You don’t need to brine and you don’t need to baste. Just a few simple steps and you’ll have a perfectly golden, juicy, and insanely flavorful roasted turkey that’ll impress your family and guests.

I know many people get intimidated by cooking a turkey, but you needn’t worry. It’s easy! Especially with this no-fail, foolproof, beginner recipe. Just think of it as cooking a large chicken. 😉 I’m also showing you how to carve a turkey on the video today. Bonus!

There’s a TON more info on the turkey recipe blog post (linked below), as well as more Thanksgiving recipes, so make sure to check that out. I can’t wait to see all your beautiful turkeys and Thanksgiving dinners on social media, make sure to tag me!

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00:00 Intro
00:30 Thaw your turkey
00:54 How big of a turkey should you buy?
01:15 Remove the giblets and neck
01:57 Essential equipment to cook a turkey (knives, thermometers, and roasting pans)
02:53 Stuff the turkey with vegetables and herbs
04:02 Make the herb butter
05:02 Pat the turkey dry
05:16 Loosen turkey skin and rub herb butter underneath and all over the outside of the turkey
06:25 Slice vegetables for roasting pan
07:15 Place turkey in roasting pan and cook in the oven
08:00 Remove turkey from oven and let it rest
09:02 How to carve a turkey
11:26 Place the turkey on a platter and garnish
12:08 Taste test

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