Make Ahead Turkey Recipe
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Free up oven space and prepare your turkey ahead of Thanksgiving. Recipe on
  • 12-13 pound Turkey
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced dry onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 1 Reynold's Oven Bag
  1. Clean out and rinse turkey, pat dry with paper towel
  2. Rub with oil
  3. Combine spices together and sprinkle inside and out of turkey
  4. Place oven bag in a large pan, then place turkey in bag
  5. Roast according to directions on box of oven bag
  6. After the turkey is done, let it rest for 15 – 30 minutes, then slice.
  7. Lay the turkey on top of Turkey Gravy to give it even more flavor, wrapped it tightly with foil and place into refrigerator
  1. To reheat the turkey, remove from refrigerator, remove foil and let it come to room temperature for 1 hour. Heat in 350 degree oven about 20-30 minutes or until very hot.
  2. You can roast the turkey 1-2 days ahead.
Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the turkey
Recipe by Pocket Change Gourmet at