Roast Organic Turkey


What’s holiday dinner without a turkey? Optimize your protein this holiday season with this appetizing roast organic turkey recipe! This is a fail-proof way to cook a turkey. The bird comes out golden on the outside, and juicy and moist on the inside. Just a few simple spices will give you that mouth watering turkey you’ve been craving.

Serves 6-8


  • 1 organic turkey
  • ½ pound butter
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram leaves
  • ½ tsp crushed rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Rinse the turkey inside and out and then pat dry, stuff (if desired), and truss.
  3. Cut a piece of cheesecloth to a length that will cover the turkey and unfold to a single thickness.
  4. Melt ½ pound of butter in a small saucepan and add the dried sage, thyme, marjoram and rosemary.
  5. Place cheesecloth in the pan and completely saturate. (you can also brush skin with herbed olive oil and baste every 15 minutes.
  6. Place turkey in oven and reduce heat to 325ºF.
  7. After 15 minutes, drape butter-soaked cheesecloth over the turkey so that it is completely covered.
  8. After an hour, baste the turkey every 15 minutes or so, to keep the cheesecloth moist (you can use leftover butter as well).
  9. Remove the cheesecloth for the last 30 minutes of cooking time for crisp skin.
  10. Allow the turkey to sit for at least 20 minutes before carving.


Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More