Pomegranate-Glazed Stuffed Roast Turkey

Preparing a Thanksgiving turkey can be overwhelming for some, but we've broken it down into easy, manageable steps for a stress-free holiday.
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Preparing a Thanksgiving turkey can be overwhelming for some, but we've broken it down into easy, manageable steps for a stress-free holiday.
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  • 14Servings


  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 14- to 16-lb turkey, defrosted and brought to room temperature
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 recipe Mushroom & Leek Stuffing, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup no-sugar-added strawberry jam
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together rosemary, lemon zest, pepper and salt. Set aside.
  3. Prep turkey, following the Step-By-Step Turkey Prep Guide.
  4. Transfer turkey to oven and roast for a total time of 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.
  5. While turkey roasts, make Pomegranate Glaze. Instructions below.
  6. After 2 hours of cooking, loosely cover turkey with foil to prevent over-browning.
  7. When turkey is 20 to 30 minutes from being done (meat temperature registers about 160°F), uncover and baste with half of Pomegranate Glaze.
  8. The turkey is done when juices run clear and a meat thermometer registers 180°F when inserted into the deepest part of the thigh and 165°F when inserted into the center of stuffing in the body cavity.
  9. Remove turkey from oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
  10. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth to remaining Pomegranate Glaze and reheat on low until hot but not bubbling. Spoon stuffing out of neck and body cavity and transfer to a serving bowl.
  11. Remove turkey skin and carve. Drizzle each serving with 2 tsp Pomegranate Glaze and serve.
  12. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup broth, jam and honey. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  13. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture reduces by half, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest at room temperature for 20 minutes to allow glaze to thicken.
  14. Time-saving tip: Complete the Step-By-Step Turkey Prep Guide through Step 6 up to 1 day ahead of your Thanksgiving dinner. Cover and refrigerate turkey. Stuff turkey just before roasting to prevent bacteria growth.Glaze may be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Before basting turkey, gently reheat in a small saucepan on low heat until glaze reaches a slightly thick but pour-able consistency.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4 oz skinless white meat, 1/2 cup stuffing, 2 tsp glaze
  • Calories: 320
  • Carbohydrate Content: 36 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 60 mg
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 530 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g