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How to Roast a Turkey

If you’ve never roasted a turkey before, or you have and it just didn’t turn out quite right, then this video is for you. Chef John teaches you how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey using simple methods. Nothing fancy here, just a solid procedure that works for beginners and experts alike—and results in a moist, tender bird with a beautiful magazine-cover look. Get Chef John's recipe for How to Cook a Turkey. Then prepare yourself for plenty of ooohs and aaahs at the holidays. See more Thanksgiving videos >>

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  • Jill

I used your video to make a 17 pound turkey last night. I never made one before. It turned out perfect! It was easy. Thank you!

  • ProudNavyWife1103

I used this video last year (my first year making the turkey!) and we are making Thanksgiving for 15+ this year and I am using it again. Rave reviews from all! Perfect for all of us newbies.

  • Justin J. Walsh

I'm glad this has so many positive reviews. I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and am going to try this out. I'm pretty adept at most cooking/baking but have never made a turkey before. FINGERS CROSSED!!