Garlic Rosemary Turkey


Classifications: Main Dishes

Qty Measure Ingredient


1 (10-12 lbs) whole turkey

6 to 8 cloves garlic

2 large lemons, halved

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary OR 2 teaspoons

dried rosemary, crushed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage OR 1 teaspoon

rubbed sage

Instructions: Cut six to eight small slits in turkey skin; insert garlic between skin and meat. Squeeze two lemon halves inside turkey and leave them inside. Squeeze remaining lemon over outside of turkey. Spray turkey with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with rosemary and sage. Place on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325* for 1 hour. Cover and bake 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours longer or until a meat thermometer reads 185*. Yield: 8-10 servings.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One serving (4 ounces of white meat without skin) equals 4 very lean meat; also, 144 calories, 57 mg sodium, 88 mg cholesterol, trace carbohydrate, 31 gm protein, 1 gm fat.

Serves: 8

Food Exchanges: