Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You've got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving – Printable Recipe

Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You’ve got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Let’s Talk 2-Hour Turkey!

Quick and Easy – Delicious, Tender, Moist

Do you hate waiting around all day for that Thanksgiving turkey to roast in the oven? How much would you love it if you could pop that bird into the oven and take out a beautifully roasted, stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey in just 2-hours? It can be done. I’ve been doing this very thing for 24-years.

My 2-hour turkey comes out moist, tender, and incredibly delicious. There is no fuss, no muss, no incessant basting… just put it in the oven and forget it. Everyone raves about my turkey, so I thought I would share it with you.

Here’s my secret…
2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving!!!

Isn’t that gorgeous? What great color!

2-Hour Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 500° – 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  • Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  • Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  • Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin in tact.
  • Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  • Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  • Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  • Spray Roasting Pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray.
  • Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  • Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don’t have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  • Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  • Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  • Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you’re not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  • Truss Turkey Legs with String
  • Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  • Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  • Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  • Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  • Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!

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Learn how to cook your stuffed Turkey in just 2-hours! It is easy, delicious, and super moist. You've got to try a 2-hour turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Ingredients:
  • Turkey
  • Fresh Sage
  • 1-2 Sticks Butter
  • 1-Bunch Celery Stalks
  • 2-3 Yellow Onions, halved
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Stuffing
  • String
  • Turkey Injector
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 500° - 550° F (I set mine at 500° and my convection oven reduces the temperature)
  2. Clean the Turkey very well, and pat dry
  3. Turn Turkey Wings to the back
  4. Gently run your fingers between the skin and the meat to separate the skin from the breast, while leaving the skin .
  5. Place whole sage leaves between the skin and the breast meat.
  6. Salt and Pepper both sides of the Turkey
  7. Melt the stick of Butter with some Sage Leaves.
  8. Spray Roasting Pan with Cooking Spray.
  9. Fill the bottom of the roasting pan with whole Celery Stalks and Halved Onions (this will keep the Turkey from sitting on the bottom of the pan)
  10. Inject the Turkey with the Sage Butter (reserve some butter) (if you don't have an injector, use a baster to get the butter under the skin)
  11. Place Turkey in the roasting pan
  12. Use Celery Stalks cut in half and line the cavity of the Turkey
  13. Fill the remainder of the cavity with Stuffing (if you're not using stuffing, fill with cavity with celery and onion)
  14. Turkey Legs with String
  15. Pour reserved butter over the Turkey
  16. Cover the Turkey with Aluminum Foil (I use two long pieces of foil. Fold the foil at the long edge to join the foil together. Place it over the turkey with generous space above the turkey, so the foil does not sit against it. Be sure the foil is crimped to the pan.)
  17. Bake for 2-Hours (if you have a really large turkey, you may want to give it 2-1/2 hours)
  18. Check color of turkey skin, if you want it a little darker, open the foil and give it a few minutes longer.
  19. Remove Turkey from roasting pan, and let stand for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  20. Remove onions and celery from pan and make your gravy!
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Well, there you have it, Thanksgiving Turkey in 2-Hours! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Count your blessings, give thanks, and enjoy!

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54 thoughts on “2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving – Printable Recipe”

  1. It’s funny – over the years my turkey cooking time has gotten shorter and shorter. I think last year was about 3 hours but this is awesome!!! I love that we don’t have to slave over the oven all day anymore 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! ~Renee

  2. YAY for sleeping an extra hour (or two)! I go out for Thanksgiving but cook our turkey dinner on Christmas and enjoy the leftovers through New Years, will be saving this for sure.. after all who doesn’t need an extra few hours around the holidays?!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Our bird usually takes 2 and a half hours in the oven. we brine the turkey and it seems like the prepping takes a long time. Haha! Injecting the turkey sounds better!

  4. Sounds really good! How many pounds is your turkey for the cooking time? I have never been the one to bake the turkey,we have so many good cooks in our family. I make the dressing and the sweet potato casserole.

  5. Okay I’ll admit, when I saw that title I thought, “She must not be cooking a turkey for real”. LOL! I’ll have to try this recipe. I’ve always shied away from cooking the turkey for fear that I would mess up something, it would be too dry, or it wouldn’t be done in time. Last Thanksgiving, I actually did turkey wings instead. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Yup… it’s a REAL turkey cooked with stuffing inside in just 2-hours! It’s hard to mess this one up. You get it all prepared and stick it in the oven and forget it. Let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂

  6. I had no idea such a thing was possible! Granted, I’ve never ever baked a turkey … or a chicken for that matter… so I wouldn’t have known to know it was possible, if that makes sense. But… someday, should I decided to try, I will be all like, “Hey, Lorelai says I can do it easy peasy in 2 hours so that’s what I’m doing!”

  7. 2 hours, wow! I pretty much do almost the exact same thing, except for the celery and onions in the bottom of the pan. But I cook it at a much lower temp. I am going to give this a try. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  8. Wow, a 2 hour turkey in the oven?! I didn’t even know that was possible. It seriously seems to take ours like 5 years to cook. Thanks for sharing your recipe and directions. #HomeMattersParty

  9. Oh Lorelai, this is a dream come true! It will free up my oven for the other things I will be cooking for Thanksgiving! So glad I found it at our party #HomeMattersParty! Pinned it so I don’t lose it LOL

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