Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade is a flavorful blend of herbs and spices that infuses the turkey with a delicious Italian twist. This marinade adds moisture and enhances the natural flavors of the turkey, resulting in a juicy and aromatic bird. The combination of herbs like rosemary, thyme, and oregano, along with garlic and lemon, creates a savory and tangy marinade that will elevate your Thanksgiving turkey to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade

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Ingredients for Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

  • 1/50 cup Olive Oil
  • 0.17 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.17 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/25 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/50 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 0.08 Turkey

Directions: Italian Herb Turkey Injection Marinade Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • STEP 2.Using a meat injector, inject the marinade into different parts of the turkey, including the breast, thighs, and drumsticks. Make sure to distribute the marinade evenly throughout the turkey.
  • STEP 3.Once the turkey is injected, rub the remaining marinade all over the turkey, ensuring it is well coated.
  • STEP 4.Cover the turkey with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.
  • STEP 5.When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan and roast for the recommended cooking time based on the weight of the turkey.
  • STEP 6.Baste the turkey with the pan juices every 30 minutes to keep it moist and flavorful.
  • STEP 7.Once the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 20-30 minutes before carving.
  • STEP 8.Serve the Italian Herb Turkey with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use a meat injector to evenly distribute the marinade throughout the turkey.
  • For best results, refrigerate the turkey overnight to allow the flavors to fully develop.
  • Basting the turkey with pan juices helps to keep it moist and adds extra flavor.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the turkey is cooked to the proper internal temperature.
  • Letting the turkey rest before carving allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier bird.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover turkey can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat, place the turkey in a baking dish, cover with foil, and warm in a preheated oven at 325°F (165°C) until heated through.
  • Serve the Italian Herb Turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving or holiday meal, alongside traditional sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
calories per serving
16 g Fat< 1 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp