Sage Rosemary Pesto Turkey

A wonderful blend of herbs help marinade this delicious turkey!



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Recipe CategoriesTurkey


1eachwhole turkey
1eachbulb of garlic cloves, peeled
1Cuprosemary, chopped
1Cupsage, choped
2Tablespoonkosher salt
2TablespoonBlack Pepper
 eacholive oil as needed


  1. Place garlic, rosemary, sage, salt, and pepper in a food processor and blend.
  2. Add in the oil in a steady stream until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Season the turkey cavity with salt and pepper.
  4. Rub the turkey with the pesto all over the body and in the cavity. Reserve some pesto for finishing.
  5. Let turkey sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  7. Place the turkey on a roasting pan.
  8. Roast the turkey, basting every ½ hour for approximately 4-4 ½ hours for a 14 lb. turkey. Using the meat thermometer, test the thigh of the turkey for doneness at 180°.
  9. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes and rub on extra pesto before carving.
  10. Serve with pesto on the side.


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