How to Cook a Turkey Like Rachael Ray

From Copycat Recipe Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

How to Cook a Turkey Like Rachael Ray

To make the Rachael Ray turkey recipe, cooks only need a few ingredients other than the whole turkey. Rachael Ray offers several variations for preparing turkey in a short period of time, including cutting the turkey into six sections in advance, but the whole turkey recipe takes about four hours from start to finish. If cooks want to serve the main dish for dinner, they will need at least an afternoon to finish preparing it in time.

Start to finish: 4 hours (Active time: 30 minutes)

Serves: 12

Roast Turkey5.jpgFlickr: Don Nunn
Offered by Rachael Ray
Served as Main dish
Main ingredients Turkey, onions, carrots, thyme
Cooking method Baking
Similar to Jamie Oliver turkey recipe
Author Selena Robinson

Do you love to cook? Sign up for our newsletter here and get subscriber-only recipes, kitchen hacks, and special offers

Rachael Ray Turkey Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 whole 14-pound turkey[1]
  • 1 lemon
  • Several springs of fresh thyme[2]
  • Bay leaves[3]
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Rachael Ray Turkey Recipe

  1. Turn the oven on to 450 degrees.
  2. Remove the giblets from the turkey. Rinse it under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.[1]
  3. Slice the lemon in half and place it inside the turkey cavity.
  4. Place the fresh thyme and bay leaves inside the turkey cavity.[2]
  5. Rub olive oil all over the turkey skin.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.[3]
  7. Place the turkey in the oven and reduce the cooking temperature to 400 degrees.
  8. Cook for about three hours, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes.
  9. When the meat temperature reads 165 degrees, the turkey is done.
  10. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover it with foil.
  11. Let the turkey cool for 15 minutes, then remove it to a board and carve as usual.

How to Roast Turkey Breast

Rachael Ray shows how to cook roasted turkey and gravy in just 60 minutes


  • If you're in a hurry to prepare dinner, you can cook the turkey faster by separating it into pieces before cooking. Cut the turkey into six pieces: two drumsticks, two thighs, and two breasts with the wings. Then brush butter over the top and add seasonings. Cook the breasts and wings for half an hour, then add the rest of the turkey and cook for another hour.[4]
  • Consider serving the turkey with homemade stuffing. You can use the pan juices to make gravy. Panera Bread macaroni and cheese may also be a suitable side dish for the meal.

Also See: How to Cook a Turkey Like Paula Deen, How to Cook a Turkey Like Jamie Oliver, How to Cook a Turkey Like Emeril Lagasse, How to Cook a Turkey Like Martha Stewart, How to Make Mary Mac's Sweet Potato Souffle


  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1