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a roasting pan with a cooked turkey

Rosemary Dijon Roast Turkey

  • Author: Heather Scholten | Mama Spice
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x


  • 12 lb turkey, natural and not injected with salt water solution
  • 8 oz unsalted butter, room temperature and divided
  • 34 tablespoons Rosemary Dijon blend
  • Oranges
  • Fresh Herbs (like rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley)


  1. Brine your turkey for 12-24 hours.  Here’s a recipe
  2. Rinse the brined turkey under cold running water, inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels.  Place the turkey in a roasting pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  4. Mix 4 tablespoons butter with 4 tablespoons Rosemary Dijon blend until combined.  Using your hands, rub the butter mixture all over the exterior of the bird.  Fill the cavity with sliced oranges and herbs.
  5. Roast, basting with remaining butter, for 2:45-3 hours, or until a thermometer reads 170ºF in the breast or 180ºF in the thigh.