Herb Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Gravy

Herb Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Gravy

Enjoy this herb roasted turkey basted with Progresso® chicken broth for your holiday dinner. Cranberry-sage gravy provides a special, tasty new twist your guests will love.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 to 14

servings

Herb RoastedTurkey
1
(12 to 14 lb) whole turkey, thawed if frozen
3
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3
sprigs fresh rosemary
2
sprigs fresh thyme
2
sprigs fresh sage
2
sprigs fresh oregano
1
lemon, halved
2
carrots, halved
4
celery stalks, halved
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
4
cups water
Cranberry Gravy
2
cups sweetened dried cranberries
1
cup water
1/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup butter
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Wash turkey, inside and out and dry well. Coat inside and out with oil. Season turkey on the outside with salt and pepper, pressing it in to adhere. Place 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 thyme sprig, 1 sage sprig, 1 oregano sprig and the lemon halves in turkey cavity. In bottom of large roasting pan, place a cooling or roasting rack. Place seasoned turkey on rack and arrange carrots, celery and the remaining herbs on the bottom of the pan around turkey. Pour 1 carton broth and 4 cups water over vegetables and herbs.
  2. Roast uncovered 2 to 2 1/2 hours, basting with pan broth every 30 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer (inserted deep into the thigh but away from the bone) reads at least 165°F. Remove turkey from pan and allow to rest 15 minutes before carving. Strain and reserve pan juices; discard vegetables.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat cranberries, 1 cup water and the sugar to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until cranberries are tender; cool about 5 minutes. In blender, puree cranberries with 2 teaspoons sage until smooth; set aside.
  4. While turkey is resting, make cranberry gravy. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, cook flour and butter over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, just until a blond roux forms. Add reserved pan juices, 1 carton broth and the pureed cranberries; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thickened and ready to serve.
Makes 12 to 14 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 630
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 250mg;
  • Sodium 1040mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 70g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 5 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.