Dave's Famous Thanksgiving Turkey

A nicely-seasoned whole turkey is covered in sliced bacon and basted with lots of butter for a bird that always turns out perfect.

Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Loosen skin over turkey breast and thighs with your fingers; insert 3 pats of butter under the skin over the breast and 1 pat under the skin of...

  • Yield: 15
  • Cooking time: 4 Hour
  • Rating: 5/5
  • Publisher: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 5 teaspoons butter, cut into 1-teaspoon pats
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
  • 1 (1 ounce) package assorted fresh herbs (poultry seasoning blend)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt, or to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bacon
  • 3 cups butter, melted - divided

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