Lemon Herb Turkey Recipe - YUMMommy

Lemon Herb Turkey Recipe

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I know that many of us are getting a head start on the food by cooking our turkeys tonight.  So, I thought I'd share my recipe for lemon herb turkey.  After all the turkey is the star of the meal.  This recipe is simple and easy to make.  Most of the ingredients you'll probably already have on hand in the kitchen.


1 Turkey, rinsed & patted dry
1 tbsp Ground Sage
1 tbsp Parsley
2 tbsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp Seasoned Salt
2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Ground Blk Powder
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup chicken stock or water
1 lemon
1 cup Homemade Stuffing


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  While oven heats up mix sage, poultry seasoning, paprika, salt, garlic powder, pepper and parsley and butter in a small bowl.

Zest lemon lightly.  Then juice lemon and add to butter. Mix well.

Using a rubber spatula separate the skin and breast meat of the turkey.  Then stuff with butter mixture.  Spread evenly over turkey breasts using your fingers.   Save about 25% butter mixture and brush over outer skin of turkey.  Stuff with homemade stuffing.

Pour chicken stock or water into roasting pan.  Add turkey.  Tent with foil and bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or longer if you have a larger turkey.

Bast turkey in 30 minute intervals.  When done, let rest for at least 15 minutes.  Then slice and serve!

Happy Turkey Cooking Everyone!!


  1. Dude... this is my first year actually making a turkey. I usually just make a chicken, but I'm going to see about this turkey thing. LOL. I may just try your recipe. Wish me luck!!!

    1. Hope your turkey came out well. I remember the first year I cooked a turkey solo. It's nerve wrecking because you want it to turn out perfect.