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How to Make Turkey in an Oven Bag

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Oven Bag Turkey Step 1 - Gather Your Ingredients to Make Turkey in an Oven Bag
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Gather the Ingredients for Your Oven Bag Turkey

Stephanie Gallagher
It's easy to make turkey in an oven bag, but nowhere is it more important to gather your ingredients for a recipe in advance than when making turkey. Because raw turkey can harbor bacteria, you want to make sure you have everything you need at the ready, and that all of your ingredients and surfaces are kept clean while you're preparing your turkey.

You will need the following for your oven bag turkey recipe:

  • 1 oven bag especially designed for turkey -- do not use a brown paper bag or plastic storage bag
  • 1 12-24 lb. turkey, fresh or thawed according to package directions.
  • Cooking spray.
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 apple (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)

You will also want to have kitchen shears or a small knife to slice open your turkey and a clean cutting board or mat for the vegetables.

After you've gathered your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

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