Perfect Roast Turkey With Pan Gravy Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings10
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Turkey20 Ounce
 Orange1 , cut in quarters
 Unsalted butter1 Tablespoon, melted
For marinade
 Dried fines herbes1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 All purpose flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Low sodium chicken broth3 Cup (48 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 140 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 44 mg

Sodium 100.4 mg4.2%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.59 g2.3%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 14 g27.6%

Vitamin A 1.6% Vitamin C 12%

Calcium 2% Iron 6.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Remove turkey from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature (70°F or cooler) for 1 1/2 hours.
2. Heat oven to 400°F. Place turkey in a large roasting pan and insert orange quarters into cavity. Brush with melted butter and citrus marinade, and sprinkle with herbs, salt, and pepper. Roast for 2 hours at 400°F. Reduce temperature to 350°F and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 165°F about 1 hour longer. Transfer turkey to a large platter.
3. Skim fat from pan juices. In a measuring cup, stir together flour and 1 cup broth. Place roasting pan on stove over medium-high heat. Add broth mixture to pan and cook, whisking, until thick. Whisk in remaining broth and bring to boiling, then keep whisking 5 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Carve turkey and serve with gravy.