Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing
A no-stress roasted turkey recipe that will make your Turkey Day stress free. Featuring a savory mushroom stuffing, it's a great recipe for a first-time turkey cook. Try Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing and treat your guests to the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner.
Recipe Note: Bake any remaining stuffing in a covered casserole with the turkey for 30 minutes or until the stuffing is hot.
Cooking Basics: The stuffing in the turkey should reach 165°F.
Preparation Time25 min
Cooking Time3 hr 30 min
- 3 1/2 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock (Regular or Unsalted)
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
- 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)
- 4 cups Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing
- 1 12 or 14 pound turkey
- vegetable cooking spray
Stir 1 3/4 cups stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl.
Heat the remaining stock, remaining black pepper, celery, onion and mushrooms in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the stuffing to the saucepan and mix lightly.
Remove the package of giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Spoon the stuffing lightly into the neck and body cavities. Fold any loose skin over the stuffing. Tie the ends of the drumsticks together.
Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Spray the turkey with the cooking spray. Brush with the stock mixture. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, not touching the bone.
Roast at 325 degrees F for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until the thermometer reads 180Â°F. Baste occasionally with the stock mixture. Begin checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing.