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Thanksgiving Turkey with Fresh Herbs

One of the highlights of our family’s holiday dinners is always the big roasted turkey on the table. And our favorite way to prepare it is with fresh herbs grown from our Bentley Seed Holiday Essential Grow Stix Kit! There’s nothing better than a fresh herby do-it-yourself rub to bring out the flavor of a holiday bird! My daughters love helping in the kitchen, so this quick and easy recipe is the perfect way to add a little bit of their love into the meal. What a delicious way to “wow” your family this Holiday Season!


1.) 1 (14-16 lb.) Turkey

2.) ¼ cup Olive Oil + 3 Tbsp reserved

3.) 3 Tsp Salt

4.) 1 Tsp Pepper

5.) 4 Tsp Fresh Thyme

6.) 4 Tsp Fresh Rosemary

7.) 4 Tsp Fresh Sage

8.) 4 Tsp Fresh Parsley

9.) 4 Tsp Minced Garlic

10.) 4 Tsp Minced Onion

11.) 1 Tbsp Dry White Wine

12.) Dash of Worcestershire & dash of Balsamic Vinegar


1.) Preheat oven to 325°F.

2.) Finely chop fresh herbs and add to a small bowl with salt & pepper. Add ¼ cup olive oil, minced onion and garlic, wine, Worcestershire and balsamic. Stir together until well mixed.  

3.) Let mix marinate for several hours (or overnight if possible) for flavors to combine beautifully.

4.) Place turkey in a roasting pan.

5.) Season the turkey’s inner cavity with salt and pepper.

6.) Slip fingers between the skin and meat on the breast and legs to lift the skin and spread the herb mix under the skin from the front to the back of the turkey. You can rub some in the cavity for added flavor if desired.

7.) Using reserved olive oil, brush the outside of the turkey, and rub with any remaining rub mixture, or simply dust with salt and pepper, maybe a sprinkle of garlic powder.

8.) Place turkey in oven and roast until the thickest part reads between 165-170 degrees F, about 3 hrs.

9.) Once cooked, place turkey on a platter and cover loosely with foil and let rest for 30 minutes.

10.) Slice and sprinkle with decorative sprigs of fresh herbs from your Bentley Windowsill Herb Garden and present to the table!