How To Cook A Turkey In A Roasting Bag

by 247tasty

Thanksgiving is gonna be awesome with this amazing recipe! Last year I made this and it was a hit! My family, especially my youngest kid, loved it. It was the best thanksgiving and I hope this year would be perfect as well. Anyway, I have listed all the steps you need to follow to achieve perfection. Enjoy and advanced Happy Thanksgiving!


1 oven roasting bag, 19×23 ½-inch
1 turkey (8 to 24-pounds), thawed, giblets and neck removed, rinsed and dried
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large onion, quartered
4 – 6 cloves garlic, peeled
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried thyme

How To Cook A Turkey In A Roasting Bag

Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Combine dried thyme, ground ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir until well-mixed.

Step 3: Add flour in the roasting bag then put the bag in a big 2-inch roasting pan.

Step 4: Add in the garlic cloves, sliced carrot, and onion wedges inside the roasting bag.

Step 5: Spread butter on the turkey then rub seasoning mix all over the turkey.

Step 6: Put the coated turkey inside the roasting bag on top of the carrots and onions.

Step 7: Close the roasting bag and cook in twine then slit 4 or 6 holes on the roasting bag.

Step 8: Place the roasting pan inside the oven and bake. Bake time depends on the weight of the turkey as I have listed below.

Step 9: Check if the turkey reaches 180 degrees F on the thickest portion of the thigh part and remove it from the oven. Let it sit inside the bag for 15 minutes for the turkey to incorporate all the juices.

Step 10: Carve the turkey and serve! Enjoy!

Use a carving fork to lift turkey from bag and transfer to a carving board. Carve and enjoy!

Turkey Cooking Time:

1 1/2-2 hours – 8-12 lb turkey
2-2 1/2 hours  12-16 lb turkey
2 1/2-3 hours – 16-20 lb turkey
3-3 1/2 hours – 20-24 lb

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