Image

Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Print
White meat turkey and colorful fall vegetables are kept moist and flavorful with a refreshing basting sauce made with chicken stock, lemon juice and basil.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 medium lemon
6 pound bone-in turkey breast
16 ounces tri-color fingerling potato, cut in half
4 cups cubed peeled seeded butternut squash
6 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
7 ounces frozen pearl onions (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon basil leaves, crushed
1 cup Swanson® Chicken Stock

Instructions

Heat the oven to 375°F.  While the oven is heating, spread 1 tablespoon butter in the bottom of a roasting pan.  Cut 1 lemon into thin slices. Squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from the remaining lemon. 
Season the turkey as desired.  Loosen the skin from the turkey breast and place the lemon slices under the skin. Brush the turkey with the remaining butter. Place the turkey and vegetables into the pan and sprinkle with the basil. Stir the stock and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour half the stock mixture over the turkey and vegetables.
Roast for 1 hour.
Stir the vegetables. Add the remaining stock mixture to the pan. Roast for 30 minutes more or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F. and the vegetables are tender.

Recommended

New York Cheesecake image
New York Cheesecake
Treat your taste buds to a slice of heaven with this luxurious yet simple recipe for New York style cheesecake. Smooth, velvety and elegant, this is the perfect recipe for those who are looking to add a little class into their life!
Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops image
Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops
Stuffed with vibrant pesto flavors, these juicy and tender pork chops are a delicious and easy solution for those weeknight dinners where you just don't know what to make!
Bourbon Chicken image
Bourbon Chicken
Chinese recipe, American name. Come and try this unique fusion of cultures as East meets West in this flavorful and delicious meal
Baked Teriyaki Chicken image
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
A fusion of sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce blended together with the mild taste of chicken, makes for an incredible and age-old classic.

Top Videos

Pizza Margherita in 4 Easy Steps image
Pizza Margherita in 4 Easy Steps
Come celebrate the spirit of Italian cuisine with a delicious thin-crust pizza adorned with the colors of the Italian flag: Green from basil, white from mozzarella. and red from tomato sauce. A must-have for homemade pizza lovers!
Grilled Corn Salad image
Grilled Corn Salad
This is a fantastic summer salad. Buy summer's best sweet corn to mix with garden-fresh red peppers. Best of all, this can be made well ahead of time so you won't miss out on summer fun!
Easy Blueberry Pancakes image
Easy Blueberry Pancakes
An excellent recipe for blueberry pancakes. Chock-full of savory blueberries, with a sweetness that's not too overpowering, and pancakes so tender and fluffy you'll think you're in heaven. The end result is a delicious, nutritious and flavorful breakfast!
Chicken Pot Pie image
Chicken Pot Pie
A delicious chicken pot pie made from scratch with carrots, peas, and celery.