Roasted Turkey with Olive Oil Rub

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Roasted Turkey with Olive Oil Rub

Nov 11, 2021 | Recipe, Entree

The smell of this turkey roasting will have everyone asking, “When’s Dinner?”

Servings: 12- 14



  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Sage
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper



Heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare the turkey and place it on a rack in a roasting pan. 

Season the turkey cavity with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix all of the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl.

Place the More Than Olives Olio Nuovo in a bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush the turkey with olive oil. Generously sprinkle all sides of the turkey with the seasoning run mixture. 

Using cooking string, tie the legs together loosely and tuck the wing tips inside the wing. 

Roast the turkey until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F, about 3 hours. If it begins to get too dark on top before the turkey is done, tent some foil over the roasting turkey.

When the turkey is done, transfer it to a grooved cutting board or platter. Tent it loosely with foil, and let it rest for about 30 minutes

Once the turkey has rested, carve the turkey and arrange the turkey meat on your serving platter. 

*Olio Nuovo is freshly pressed Olive Oil. Available during harvest season in November and December. During the year, you can make this recipe using a medium-intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil like our More Than Olives Arbequina.  

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