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Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey

Midwestern Home CookingMakes 8 servings

Prep Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Baking Time: 2 hrs



  1. Put turkey in roasting pan with a cover, with the celery, onion, salt, and water.  
  2. Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer over very low heat for 1-hour.  
  3. Baste the top of the turkey with pan juices once or twice.  Reserve pan juice in a bowl.

Preheat oven to 325 F.

  1. Mix stuffing and stuff turkey.  See: Stuffing Recipes.
  2. Rub turkey with butter.
  3. Roast turkey, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours (until the juices near the second joint run clear when pierced with a fork.)
  4. Make gravy from pan juices.  Use 1-tablespoon of flour and 1 cup water stirred into pan per cup of pan juices.




  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, bread crumbs, poultry season, celery, and onion.  
  2. Sprinkle pan juices over stuffing, mix quickly and lightly stuff the turkey.

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