The Best Turkey with Creamy Gravy
Thanksgiving is coming which means Turkey Time!
I have great news for you! You all know I despise going to the grocery store! I don’t like wasting time driving to the store and waiting in line. This is why I get just about everything mailed to my front door! Including my Thanksgiving Turkey!
Thanksgiving can be stressful enough! I fill my freezer with healthy meats and turkey so I can just grab what I want to eat out and cook it up in no time! My favorite is to cook Butcherbox pre-made hamburger patties and my boys love them too!
Butcherbox now has free range TURKEY!
About Butcherbox Turkey:
- All-natural* young turkey
- *All natural: no basting ingredients, no artificial ingredients, minimally processed
- No preservatives
- No antibiotics ever
- No added hormones
- Complete traceability to the farm
- Animal welfare certified
- IT IS NOT PASTURED
- 1 (12 pound) turkey
- Redmond Real Salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large stalk celery, diced
- 4 small sprigs thyme
- 10 slices bacon, diced
- 8 tablespoons ghee or butter
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened (kite hill if dairy free)
- OPTIONAL: Serve with Cauliflower Mash (click here)
- Preheat to 350 degrees F.
- Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey.
- Pat the turkey dry and season the outside and inside with salt and pepper.
- Place onions, celery, garlic and thyme inside the cavity.
- Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Put the turkey on a rack set in a large roasting pan and tuck the wings under the body.
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, reserving the drippings in the skillet.
- Add the ghee or butter to the skillet with the drippings and stir until melted, then pour into a bowl and stir in the juice of 2 lemons. Rub mixture all over the turkey. Place into oven for 30 minutes. After every 30 minutes, baste the turkey with it the drippings. Roast for about 3 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 165 degrees F.
- Remove from oven onto a serving tray to rest for at least 25 minutes before carving. Meanwhile, pour the drippings, bacon and bites from roasting pan onto a blender. Add cream cheese and purée until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
- Slice the turkey and serve with the gravy.
- Store extra turkey and gravy in separate air tight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Turkey can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Makes 9 servings (about ½ pound per person).
376 calories, 18g fat, 52g protein, 3g carbs, 1g fiber
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