Certainly! Here’s a classic oven-roasted turkey recipe that’s perfect for holiday dinners or cozy cold-weather meals. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply enjoying a family dinner, this recipe delivers a flavorful and juicy turkey. Let’s get started:

Classic Roasted Turkey Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Rubbed Sage
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 whole turkey (14 pounds), fresh or frozen (thawed)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Place the oven rack in the lowest position.
  3. Prepare a shallow roasting pan with a roasting rack.
  4. Mix the sage, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  5. Place the turkey breast-side up in the prepared pan.
  6. Brush the turkey with oil.
  7. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly over the turkey.
  8. Cover the turkey loosely with heavy-duty foil.
  9. Roast the turkey for 2 hours, adding an extra 15 minutes per pound for larger turkeys.
  10. Remove the foil and continue roasting for 1 hour longer or until the internal temperature in the thigh reaches 165°F (74°C), basting occasionally with pan juices.
  11. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it stand for 20 minutes.
  12. Transfer the turkey to a platter or carving board and slice.
  13. Reserve the pan juices to make gravy or serve with the turkey.

Test Kitchen Notes:

  • The combination of herbs and spices, including garlic powder, sage, paprika, and black pepper, adds delicious flavor to this roasted turkey.
  • Brushing the turkey with oil results in a gorgeous, golden, crispy skin.
  • After roasting, you’ll have savory drippings and browned bits in the pan—perfect for making a scrumptious herbed turkey gravy or classic turkey gravy.
  • While this recipe doesn’t call for brining, you can try our go-to turkey brine recipe for even more flavor.

Serve your classic roasted turkey alongside garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin pie. And don’t forget about those leftover turkey recipes: Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Chili, and Turkey Quesadillas.

Enjoy your flavorful and juicy turkey feast! 🦃🍽️

For easy cleanup, consider lining the roasting pan with heavy-duty foil. If you need more culinary inspiration, check out the Flavor Maker app for recipes, meal planning, and spice organization1.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 493
  • Servings: 12

Bon appétit! 🍗🌟

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