Easiest Turkey Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 8
This is the EASIEST Turkey recipe to make because you only need 4 ingredients and these helpful tips! Make this your Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey and fear not to make turkey with this easy step-by-step tutorial!


4-ingredient Turkey

  • 10 lb Turkey thawed, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried Rosemary


How to make Easiest Turkey:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove the giblets. Rinse and pat dry turkey.
  • Combine the mayo and spices. Rub all over turkey including the cavity. Place turkey neck back inside cavity (that's meaty too.)
  • Place turkey into a large roasting pan with removable rack. Pour 2 quarts of water onto the bottom of pan.
  • Roast turkey 1 hour uncovered. Then reduce heat to 325°F and bake for an additional 2 1/2 hours or until done. Allow turkey to rest 20 minutes before serving.
  • Save liquid for gravy if desired.


To make this turkey for a large crowd with gravy: Bring leftover pan juices to a boil in a large pot (add more water to make 2 quarts if your broth evaporated.) Meanwhile in a separate bowl make a slurry by slowly stirring in 3 cups of cold water to 1 1/4  cups flour. Add slurry to broth and season with 1 tsp of salt and pepper and 1/2 Tbsp of onion and garlic powder. Add all the shredded turkey meat to gravy and keep warm until serving. 
To make gravy: If desiring to make regular side gravy from the pan juices follow recipe above only cut in half. 
Substitute for Lawry's Seasoning: Can make your own spice by combining garlic, onion powder, salt, paprika pepper, and sugar totaling 2 TBSP. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 758kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 87gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 302mgSodium: 629mgPotassium: 907mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 244IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 4mg