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November #BEfuel Recipe of the Month: Honey Roasted Turkey

Honey Roasted Turkey from Chocolate & Carrots

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to share this mouth-watering recipe from our client and friend, Caroline Edwards! Visit Chocolate & Carrots for more great Holiday #BEfuel ideas, and even some great tips for Thanksgiving leftovers.

#BEFuel Recipe Of The Month


  • 1 (16-18 pound) whole turkey, thawed, giblets removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons dried sage leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and place the oven racks pretty low in the oven.
  2. Rinse the turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey in a roasting pan covered with non-stick foil (for easy clean up). Brush the outside of the turkey with the olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper and thyme together. Sprinkle on the turkey.
  4. Bake for 2 hours.
  5. In a bowl, combine the honey, butter, sage, basil, salt and pepper. Brush the turkey with the honey mixture every 30 minutes (up to 2 more hours) until the turkey is done (thermometer at thickest portion of the thigh near bone is 165°F and juices are clear).
  6. Remove from the oven and gently cover with aluminum foil. Allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting.