Valley Farm Market Thanksgiving Turkey

Classic Oven Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

Who doesn’t love a perfectly cooked Thanksgiving turkey? If you are looking for the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner, they look no further. This classic oven-roasted turkey recipe is a hit everytime.

To get the most out of this recipe, be sure to check out our how-to article on brining a turkey!


  • 1 – 14 -16lb Brined All Natural Turkey
  • 1 Bunch Carrots Chopped 2-inch pieces
  • 2 Bunch Celery Chopped 2-inch pieces
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion Cut into Wedges
  • 2 Heads Garlic Cut Horizontally
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt and Pepper


  • Large Heavy Duty Roasting Pan and Roasting Rack Or Large Aluminum Roasting Pan
  • Aluminum Foil


  1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees, allow Turkey to sit at room temperature for 1 hour before cooking
  2. Place Turkey Breast Side Up in Heavy Duty Roasting Pan with Roasting Rack or Large Aluminum Roasting Pan and remove any Giblets or Neck Bone from inside Turkey Cavity
  3. Coat Every Surface of the Turkey with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Season all Surfaces Generously with Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  4. Stuff Turkey loosely with Onions, Carrots, Celery, Garlic and Thyme, arrange remaining vegetables in the Roasting Pan Surrounding the Turkey
  5. Place Roasting Pan in the center of your oven and Cook for Approximately 15 minutes per pound Basting every 30 minutes with Pan Juices
  6. If the top of the Turkey becomes too dark during the cooking process lightly cover with Aluminum Foil, 165 degrees is the desired internal temperature
  7. Allow Turkey to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving, reserve any pan liquids for Gravy Preparation

Other Holiday Recipes

Be sure to check out some of our other favorite holiday recipes!

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