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Lemon Herb Turkey

EDR Lemon Herb Turkey
3 Hr

Fresh lemon and herbs make a perfect pairing in our Lemon Herb Turkey and a great addition to your diabetic Thanksgiving menu, too! You'll want to bring out this beautifully roasted turkey for everyone to see before carving it. We guarantee it!

What You'll Need

  • 1 stick unsalted margarine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 fresh turkey, 10-12 lbs.
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large bunch, fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 onion, quartered

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add juice of lemon and chopped thyme leaves to the butter mixture. Set aside.
  3. Wash the turkey inside and out, and pat the outside dry. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, halved lemon, and quartered onion.
  4. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string.
  5. Roast the turkey about 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until the juices run clear. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes.
  6. Slice the turkey and serve.


For more great healthy Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out our collection of Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: 20 Diabetic Recipes for Your Traditional Thanksgiving Menu.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 240
  • Calories from Fat 112
  • Total Fat 12g 19 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.6g 13 %
  • Trans Fat 1.7g 0 %
  • Protein 29g 59 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 86mg 29 %
  • Sodium 60mg 2 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.8g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2 %
  • Sugars 0.4g 0 %

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