Upside Down Turkey

Upside Down Turkey

64 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    3 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 30 m
BLOND2
Recipe by  BLOND2

“This is a simple way to prepare a moist turkey without stuffing. The secret ingredient is butter -- it enhances the bird's natural flavor. When the turkey is done, the juices may be used to prepare a gravy by adding cornstarch 1 tablespoon at a time until the liquid begins to thicken. This recipe is based on a 13 pound bird. Adjust as necessary.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 18 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Place turkey upside (breast) down in a roasting pan. Insert 1/4 cup butter inside the turkey. Place remaining butter in several pieces around the turkey. Pour water into the pan.
  3. Cook covered in the preheated oven 3 to 3 1/2 hours until the internal temperature of the thigh has reached 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

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Reviews (64)

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DEZIBUG81
121

DEZIBUG81

This was my first turkey. It turned out great!! So juicy and tender! I usd aple juice instead of water, and I made a rub of 1 stick melted butter, salt, pepper, rubbed sage, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. I also stuck little pices of butter between the breast and the skin. It was delicious. My husband cant get enough of it.

MJCNELSON
101

MJCNELSON

Cooking the turkey upside down does help keep the meat moist. I like to use a cooking bag too because it cooks faster and seems to retain more juice.

Momof2
83

Momof2

Made this for an early Thanksgiving with the in-laws....they were surprised. I didn't use as much butter as the recipe called for....but wow what a difference. I also added a sprinkling of poultry seasonings to the skin....which made it delicious. Also, I rubbed some butter between the skin and the flesh. I have found that really makes a difference. Thanks for helping me to impress my in-laws....appreciate it.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 536 cal
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 66.4 g
  • 133%
  • Cholesterol
  • 207 mg
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 197 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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