Cajun-Spiced Roast Turkey Recipe

Cajun-Spiced Roast Turkey Recipe

3-hour 45-Minute recipe Serves 10 to 12
A classic dish with a fiery twist that is perfect for Christmas dinner with friends and family. This cajun-spiced roast turkey recipe will make this holiday season the one to beat.
3-hour 45-Minute recipe Serves 10 to 12


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Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 3 hours
  • 1

    Position rack in bottom third of oven, then preheat to 325°F. Place a rack in a large roasting pan.

  • 2

    Remove turkey from packaging. Remove neck and giblets. Pat turkey dry with paper towels.

  • 3

    Stir butter, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, smoked paprika and thyme in a small bowl until combined. Rub butter mixture under and over turkey skin. Tie ends of drumsticks together with butcher's twine to secure. Arrange turkey, breast-side-up, on prepared rack.

  • 4

    Roast turkey until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reads 180°F and leg moves easily when twisted and juices run clear, about 3 hours to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Set aside and let stand, covered loosely with foil, at least 30 minutes before carving.

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