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Thanksgiving Turkey Seasoning

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Thanksgiving Turkey Seasoning
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 12

Just try to find a turkey season this good on the shelves of your local grocery store. We’d say we’ll wait, but then we’d be waiting forever, because you won’t be able to! A bird is only as good as its seasoning, and with this do-it-yourself blend packed with fresh herbs and classic flavor, your bird is going to be better than good. Do your Thanksgiving main dish a favor and make up a batch of this seasoning blend, ASAP. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 18, 2019

Ingredients

1/4
cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1/2
teaspoon kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    In a small bowl, stir together chopped fresh herbs and all other ingredients. Rub mixture liberally on outside of turkey.
  • 2
    Place any remaining seasonings inside turkey cavity.

Expert Tips

  • One batch of this turkey seasoning makes about ½ of rub, enough for one medium-sized turkey.
  • Fresh herbs will taste better, but if you do need to substitute for dried, here’s a simple conversion: 1 part fresh herbs is equal to 3 parts dried herbs. For example, if you need to use dried thyme instead of the 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme that this recipe calls for, you can use 1 teaspoon (also known as 1/3 of a tablespoon) of dried thyme instead.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
38.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Cholesterol
5.1mg
2%
Sodium
35.0mg
2%
Potassium
15.1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
0.4g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.0g
Protein
0.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
3.60%
4%
Calcium
0.80%
1%
Iron
1.20%
1%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It's almost Thanksgiving and you've done your due diligence. You've selected the perfect turkey and finally nailed the perfect stuffing to go along with it. Short of popping your bird in the oven, your work here is done, right? Wrong. A turkey is only as good as the seasoning it’s seasoned in and this turkey seasoning recipe is sure to take your turkey from ho-hum to heavenly. Rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley are all distinctly tasty spices but when combined and rubbed all over a turkey, their flavors are nothing short of mind-blowing. Although we doubt you'll have much, if any, if you find yourself with leftover turkey, we have genius ideas on what you should do with turkey leftovers. As they say, waste not, want not.

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