This turkey recipe uses orange wedges and aromatics to add flavor, while a champagne broth works its magic to keep the turkey moist and tender. The roast turkey is always incredibly juicy and succulent!


  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons ground dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 (15 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 1 medium orange, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 medium onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle champagne
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth


Step 1: Gather all ingredients. Preheat Pizzello oven to 350℉(175℃). Line a roaster with sheets of aluminum foil long enough to wrap around turkey.

Step 2: Stir parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon-pepper seasoning, and salt together in a small bowl.

Step 3: Rub herb mixture into turkey cavity, then stuff with orange wedges, onion, carrot, and celery. Tie turkey legs together with kitchen string, then tuck the wings under the body.

Step 4: Place turkey on the foil in the roasting pan. Pour champagne and chicken broth over turkey, making sure to get some liquid in the cavity.

Step 5: Bring aluminum foil up and over the top of turkey and seal; try to keep the foil from touching the turkey.

Step 6: Roast turkey in the preheated oven until juices run clear, 2 ½ to 3 hours. Uncover turkey and continue baking until the skin turns golden brown, 30 to 60 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh, near the bone, should read 180℉(82℃).

Step 7: Remove turkey from the oven, cover with two sheets of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area before slicing, 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 8: Serve and enjoy!

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