&#x2744 Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika

Smoked Paprika adds sweet, smoky flavor and beautiful color to roasted turkey. Everyone will be thankful for this centerpiece of the holiday table.


  • 2 Tbsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Paprika, Smoked
  • 2 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp McCormick® Gourmet Collection Mustard, Ground
  • 1 whole turkey (12 to 14 pounds), fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 2 McCormick® Gourmet Collection Turkish Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place roasting rack in shallow roasting pan. Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Place turkey, breast-side up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the seasoning mixture inside turkey. Stuff with celery, onion, orange and bay leaves.
  3. Brush turkey breast with oil. Spread remaining seasoning mixture over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan; cover loosely with heavy duty foil.
  4. Roast 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (175°F in thigh), basting occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board and slice. Reserve pan juices to make gravy or to serve with turkey.
This recipe was provided by McCormick® and MyWebGrocer.

4 Responses to &#x2744 Roasted Turkey with Smoked Paprika

  1. Lori 16/11/2012 at 12:01 pm

    Really sad that you stopped sending your paper add to us out her in Green Valley and Sahuarita because we all loved going out there so now we have to shop at Frys , Safeway or Wal-Mart. your loss and then you remodeled your store and got rid of your cold sugar free jellos. I don’t like your new remodel and the fact that you got rid of the natural food isle so I will be giving Green Valley the business not Tucson.

    • Jana 03/12/2012 at 11:05 pm

      We’re sorry to hear that Lori! I’d love to put you in touch with the district manager for your store so that your concerns can be addressed. Would you mind emailing your contact information to social@albertsonsllc.com? Thanks so much!

      ~Jana Jeffery
      Digital Community Manager, Albertson’s LLC

  2. Ben Myers 18/11/2012 at 5:46 am

    I am going to smoke my turkey as usual. Could
    this recipe be used for this?

    • Jana 20/11/2012 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Ben,
      Assuming that you follow this recipe for your smoked turkey – absolutely!

      Happy Holidays!

      Jana Jeffery
      Albertson’s LLC, Digital Community Manager
      social [at] albertsonsllc [dot] com

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