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Kosher Roasted Turkey Recipe

Getting ready for Thanksgiving means getting ready for the turkey. Whether you’re making it for the holidays or just feeding a crowd, it is very economical and delicious at the same time.

Deliciously Kosher Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time of gathering and togetherness to celebrate and give thanks. And it wouldn’t be complete without the main star of the event– the turkey! For today’s recipe, it will be an easy and less complicated one, but it sure is delicious for that once a year celebration with the whole family.


1 10-pound turkey
1 lemon
6 sprigs fresh thyme
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
3 large onions, peeled and quartered
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
4 tablespoons margarine, melted
1/3 cup olive oil


While preheating oven to 350°F, lightly spray a roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse the turkey inside-out under cold running water. Pat dry before placing in the pan.

Stuff cavity of turkey with lemon, thyme, garlic and one of the onions.

In a bowl, combine paprika, salt, pepper, margarine and olive oil. Microwave on high for about 20-30 seconds and mix well.

Baste and rub the mixture over the turkey and under the skin. Scatter the remaining two onions around the bottom of the pan. Loosely cover with aluminum foil then bake at 350°F for 2 ½ hours, basting occasionally.

Check with a digital meat thermometer if the turkey is done. It should read 180°F to 185°F. You can also use a long-tined fork; the juices should run clear.

For deliciously golden and crisp skin, remove foil for last 45 minutes of baking. For neater slicing, let turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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