Baking a Turkey with Stuffing
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
- 1 turkey, with giblets removed
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for rubbing on turkey
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning turkey
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning turkey
*Cook’s Note: The bag is optional. Once the stuffing is made, you can place the stuffing into the bag and then place the bag into the cavity of the turkey.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the turkey into a deep, high-sided bowl on its end with the stuffing end up. Set aside.
Prepare stuffing by mixing all ingredients together as directed in the recipe. Place in a heat-proof, microwavable bowl. Heat the stuffing in a microwave on high power for 6 minutes.
While the stuffing is heating, rub the bird with oil. Working quickly, place the stuffing into the cavity of the turkey to avoid losing heat. Place the turkey into a roasting pan, on a rack, and season with salt and pepper. Place the roasting pan on the middle rack of the oven. Roast for 45 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and cook for another 60 to 75 minutes (for a 10-12 lb bird) or until the bird reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F (larger birds will take longer, plan accordingly). Remove stuffing from bird immediately and serve.
Printed from FoodNetwork.com on Sun Nov 14 2010
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