Duke’s Classic Roasted Turkey

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  • Cook time icon 15 minutes (active) plus 30 minutes (cooling) Prep | 2 hours Cooking


  • 1 turkey (18 lbs. or under)
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic, halved
  • 1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Sauer's Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt and Sauer's Black Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450°F. Place turkey on rack in large roasting pan. Place cut vegetables, lemon, and garlic inside the turkey cavity. Season the turkey skin generously with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and poultry seasoning. Rub the mixture on the turkey and place the turkey in the oven. Reduce the temperature to 350°F. Roast turkey until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°F, about 2½ hours. Transfer the turkey to a platter and tent with foil. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before carving.

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