Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Bread Dressing




1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp granulated garlic

1/4 c unsalted butter

5 oz onion, chopped

5 oz celery, chopped

2 oz English walnuts, chopped

1-1/4 c water

4 oz sour cream

2 oz sun-dried cherries

6 oz herb dressing mix



Remove giblets and neck from turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.

Remove backbone and legs from turkey.

Sprinkle turkey with salt, pepper and garlic. Roast legs along with the breast in a shallow pan, on a rack in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F in the breast and 180 degrees F in the legs.


In a saute pan, melt butter; add onion, celery and walnuts. Saute until crispy tender.

Add water, sour cream, cherries and seasoning packet from dressing (if appropriate). Bring to a boil.

Stir in bread crumbs and mix until liquid is absorbed.

Place in a prepared baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 580

Total Fat 29 g

Saturated Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 180 g

Sodium 480 mg

Total Carbohydrates 17 g

Dietary Fiber 1 g

Sugars 4 g

Protein 60 g

% Daily Protein 6

% Daily Vitamin C 4

% Daily Calcium 10

% Daily Iron 25