Easy Thanksgiving Turkey with Reynolds Oven Bags

Picture from the Reynolds website
I have been using Reynolds Oven Bags for the past 6 years and the results are always amazing… except that one time when totally messed up.
LOL – I had a new oven and accidentally turned off the heat instead of the timer.  It was a mess!

shopping list:
12 to 24 pound turkey, thawed

1 Reynolds Oven Bag, Turkey Size

1 tablespoon flour

2 stalks celery, sliced

1 medium onion, sliced

2 lemons, cut in half

Sprigs of each fresh basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram

6 large cloves garlic, split

Vegetable oil

preheat:oven to 350F.

shake:Dust/shake flour in Reynolds Oven Bag;
place in roasting pan at least 2 inches deep.

stuff:Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey; pat dry.
Lightly stuff the turkey with herbs,lemon, celery, onion and garlic.
Brush turkey with oil. Place turkey in bag.

close:Seal the oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2–inch slits in top.
Insert meat thermometer through bag into thickest part of inner thigh,
not touching bone. Tuck ends of bag in pan.

bake:until meat thermometer reads 180F
2 to 2 1/2 hours for a 12 to 16 lb. turkey
2 1/2 to 3 hours for a 16 to 20 lb. turkey
3 to 3 1/2 hours for a 20 to 24 lb. turkey

slice:For easy slicing, let stand in oven bag 15 minutes. If turkey sticks to bag, gently loosen bag from turkey before opening oven bag.

tips & tricks:Estimate 1 lb per person for generous servings with leftovers.


  1. This must be the prettiest turkey picture I have ever seen. Made me totally hungry.

  2. me too