Basic Roast Turkey

Basic Roast Turkey
Photo by Marcus Nilsson


  • 1 12- to 14-pound turkey, giblets removed
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 6 tablespoons tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or olive oil
  • 3 navel oranges, cut into wedges (optional)
  • 2 medium yellow onions, cut into wedges
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Kitchen string (optional)
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley or leaves from 1 bunch celery (optional)

Heat oven to 425° F. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the wings underneath the body. If desired, tie the drumsticks together using kitchen string. Place the carrots, celery, and onions in a metal roasting pan. Transfer the turkey to a wire rack and place it ...

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