The crown jewel of your Thanksgiving table needs no special techniques, tools, or ingredients—just time in the oven. Our foolproof steps, a roasting pan, and a little patience will ensure your success. Pick the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal from our ultimate collection of roast turkey recipes. This collection of Thanksgiving turkey recipes features classic options like Roast Turkey with Truffle Gravy and tasty, unique spins like Lemon-Thyme Turkey. When roasting in the oven, the best way to monitor the turkey is with a leave-in thermometer. You won't have to open the door or lid to check, and no heat will escape.
Parmesan-Sage Roast Turkey with Sage Gravy
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a side of gravy. Follow the steps listed at the end of the recipe for a tasty low-fat version. For a handsome garnish, roast lemon halves and peeled shallots at 425º for 20 minutes; arrange with sage sprigs on the turkey platter.