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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all stuffing ingredients in a very large bowl. After removing giblets from cavities, pack as much stuffing as will fit nicely inside the turkey. Put any remaining in a pie pan or casserole dish. Cover with foil. Secure cavities closed with needle and thread or skewers. Carefully place turkey in oven bag, breast side down (additional helping hands are good at this point). Sprinkle Flour, Salt and Pepper in and around Turkey. Close oven bag and place Turkey (breast side down) in large roasting pan. Cut a few slits in top of bag. Bake at 350 degrees for 3-3 1/2 hours or until done. Place extra stuffing in oven when there is 3/4 to 1 hour cooking time remaining. Remove turkey and extra stuffing from oven. Allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove turkey from oven bag, saving juices for yummy gravy. Scoop out stuffing; carve & serve.
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  • What started out as a mistake, has become a family tradition. One year my husband volunteered to make the turkey for the annual Thanksgiving celebration at our church. Since he got up at 5:00 in the morning to put the turkey in the oven, he accidently put it in upside down. It turned out to be the moistest, juiciest, tastiest turkey that anyone had ever had! Every year since then, we now purposely put our Thanksgiving turkey in the oven upside-down (breast side down) and enjoy this delicious treat! This allows the juices from the dark meat, to constantly baste the white meat, while cooking. Makes sense, when you think about it!
  • Cuzpat note:
  • I have done this without cooking bag in a G.E. roaster and it still work on being very moist! without the dressing, just added later
  • make sure you have a rack to pull it up, or just crave from the pan or roasted
  • a Jenno-O roast turkeys is the best!! yell at your local store for Jenno-O turkey that is not a small turkey roast, but a regular turkey for thanksgiving or Christmas

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  • ttaaccoo 7 years ago
    'Twas a SUccess--- amazingly moist breast meat. This was a 14 lb turkey. am anxious to try it on a bigger (20 And I used no other fat ingredients, or a cooking bag either. Just checked the temp. every hr and cooked at 325. took it out at 175 degree internal temp.

    This is front page information! I consider all the turkeys I cooked over time, and the ones my family made when I was a kid--it is unbelievable!!

    thank you from the bottom of my roasting pan!!
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  • ttaaccoo 7 years ago
    I have been thinking about the Upside-Down Bird idea since you posted it, and today I am roasting our turkey. I think it will work even though I am not using bacon or sausage, or even a cooking bag!! Hubby will be giving visitors The tour of Niagara Falls today, and won't have on his virtual apron and bossiness!!

    Post-its fall into the category of "accidental" discovery!!
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  • ahebert 7 years ago
    That make so much sense, this will come in handy because I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    My husband did the same thing with a chicken, DELICIOUS!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    sounds like a good way to make the turkey..five forks
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  • szq 7 years ago
    I'm in the upside down turkey and chicken club too. You don't even need the bag.
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    actualy have done turkey this way too! nice post and share!
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  • henrie 7 years ago
    I have made mine upside down, it does exactly as you say, moist white meat everytime. Great post, you have my 5
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Wow! upside down delicous thanks luv the ingredients high5
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