Thanksgiving Turkey

This recipe was created by Merlyn Faris, Assistant Grocery Manager of Huxley. He claims it is most flavorful and moist turkey you have ever tried! Give it a try and let us know what you think.


  • 1 turkey
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp ground sage
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery stalk
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, quartered
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
Thanksgiving Turkey


Preheat oven to 300.

Throw away plastic button thermometer, clean turkey and pat dry. 

Combine softened butter, olive oil, 1/3 of the diced onion and spices. Rub 2/3 mixture under the skin, saving 1/3 of the mixture to spread on the back of the turkey.

Sprinkle salt and pepper inside the cavity of the turkey then add 2/3 of the diced onion, celery, cranberries, cloves, orange zest, cinnamon stick, and apple.

Secure legs and tuck the wings under the turkey. Place turkey in oven bag. Rub last of butter mixture on top of the turkey and sprinkle with paprika for color.

Close bag and place in a preheated oven. Bake until it reaches 165 degrees. Cover and let rest around 10-15 min. Carve and enjoy!