How to Cook a Turkey

This moist, flavorful turkey will shine at your Thanksgiving table.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place onion, celery, and carrot in a large, shallow roasting pan. Place turkey, breast side up, on top of the vegetables in the roasting pan....


  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets reserved
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 bunch chopped fresh sage

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