Rinse off the turkey, inside and out. Dry off the turkey and place it in a shallow roasting pan. The Mounts brush some olive oil and herb seasoning unto the turkey, but this is not necessary. The turkey should be stuffed just before it is placed in the oven. After the turkey is in the pan, mold aluminum foil around the turkey and place in a preheated 350-degree oven.
Turkey cooking times:
Unstuffed: Approximately 15 minutes per pound
Stuffed: Approximately 20 minutes per pound
When there is about 30-40 minutes left in the total cooking time, remove the foil from the turkey so it can brown. If you are roasting the turkey breast side down, you should flip it breast side up at this point.
The turkey is done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (without touching the bone) reads 185 degrees. When the turkey is done, take it out of the oven and let it stand for at least 20 minutes before carving.