Sage Rubbed Roasted Turkey

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 5m
Ready In

"A full flavored rub. I tweaked this for my spicy side. Can be used on chicken as well."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (684.6 g)
  • Calories 784.5
  • Total Fat - 15 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 455.9 mg
  • Sodium - 803.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 154.4 g
  • Calcium - 91.6 mg
  • Iron - 6.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Place turkey on rack in roasting pan. Brush with oil. Mix seasonings. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of seasoning inside turkey. Spread remaining seasoning over entire surface and under skin of turkey. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover loosely with foil.

Step 2

Roast in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove foil. Roast 2-2 1/2 hours longer or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees. Baste occasionally with pan juices. Remove turkey from over and let stand 20 minutes before slicing. Reserve pan juices for gravy. works well for chickens too.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Shar Pei

I cut way back on the cajun spice, for my not so spicy family, but used the other ingredients and amounts. Turkey was delicious, full of flavor and enjoyed by all!

review by:
(14 Dec 2020)


A lovely, peppy mixture that we enjoyed. I had a a hind quarter of a turkey. Rubbed the roast with olive oil on the inside and over the top then sprinkled on the sage mixture and rubbed it in. I have saved this recipe to use on chickens too!

review by:
(17 Oct 2016)


Great rub, The cajun seasoning was nice change from our usual herb seasoning.

review by:
(10 Oct 2016)