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a mediterranean thanksgiving turkey

Mediterranean Turkey Recipe

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 210
  • Yield: 1 turkey 1x



1 turkey, thawed
1/21 cup of fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage, rosemary
½ yellow or red onion
½ red apple
½ lemon
6 cloves of minced garlic
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp pepper4 cups chicken broth or stock
3 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, herbs, and seasonings. Use how much or how little of anything as you want, season with your heart.
  3. Rub the seasoning mixture generously over the turkey. Make sure it gets everywhere.
  4. Stuff the cavity of the turkey with the onion, apple, minced garlic, lemon, and a whole bunch of fresh thyme. The more the merrier!
  5. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan with chicken stock. Tie the legs together, and tuck wing tips underneath the turkey’s body.
  6. Roast the turkey for 2 ½ hours, or until the juices between the leg and thigh run clear.
  7. Let the turkey rest for at least a half hour before serving.
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Resting Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 150
  • Category: Turkey
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: mediterranean thanksgiving recipes