Turkey in a Bag

179 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    3 h
  • Ready In

    3 h 20 m
Recipe by  DYCLARK

“This is a very easy way to make a Thanksgiving turkey using an oven bag. The bird will be perfectly moist when done, and you can make gravy out of the juice that forms in the bottom of the bag. Plus, cleanup is a snap! The cooking time will vary for different sized turkeys.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle the bottom of a turkey size oven bag with flour. Place turkey, celery and onions in the bag. Seal bag and poke several holes in it with a fork.
  4. Bake 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature of the thigh meat reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).

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I rubbed the turkey down with butter, sprinkled with paprika, put the apple, sage and rosemary on the inside, and the celery and onion in the bag, and was WONDERFUL!!! I don't even like dark meat, but the flavor was so great, I ate it too!



I have used this recipe for years. It is so easy, cleanup is a breeze, the Turkey stays very moist, and you can cook it longer,and not dry it out. I have made it stuffed, and without stuffing. great both ways. my family just loves it, and I usually get invited to cook the bird, even if we are the guests.



My mom has made turkey this way for years and now I do too. We put garlic powder, onion powder and paprika on the skin the day before. It never dries out and it can be left in longer if you need some more prep time for your other dishes. Cleanup is a breeze!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 744 cal
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 36.5 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 93.2 g
  • 186%
  • Cholesterol
  • 309 mg
  • 103%
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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