Cajun-Spice Roast Turkey

Ready in
3 hr 10 min
A classic dish with a spicy twist that is perfect for Christmas dinner with friends and family.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

3 hr

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 lrg Frozen turkey 5-7 kg, thawed
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp Onion Powder
0.5 tsp Oregano
0.5 tsp Pepper
0.5 tsp Smoked paprika
0.5 tsp Thyme
0.5 cup Butter at room temperature


  1. Heat oven to 325F.
  2. Place a rack in a large, deep roasting pan.
  3. Dry turkey well with paper towels.
  4. Mix all seasonings together in a small bowl.
  5. Reserve 1 tsp of spice mix.  
  6. Add butter to remaining mixture and combine.  
  7. Rub under and on skin of turkey. Place on rack in prepared pan.
  8. Roast until thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 170F, leg moves easily when twisted and juices run clear, about 3 to 3-½ hours.
  9. Remove from oven, tent loosely with foil and let rest at least 30 min before carving.

Recipe notes

Flavour Booster: Add a halved lemon, 4 cloves unpeeled garlic and a handful of parsley to cavity before baking. 
Easy Gravy: Heat ¼ cup turkey pan drippings in a skillet. Whisk in ¼ cup flour and reserved 1 tsp Cajun spice and cook 1 min. Gradually whisk in 2 cups chicken broth and stir until thickened, about 5 min. Serves 8

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