Herb and Butter Turkey Rub


Herb and Butter Turkey Rub

Herb and Butter Turkey Rub

Not only is this a fantastic rub, but the butter helps to brown the skin of the turkey. A delicious mixture of fresh herbs, spices, and of course butter. Recipe is designed for a 12-15 pound bird. Increase the recipe by 1/2 to accommodate a 16-22 pound turkey.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Rubs
Cuisine American Food
Servings 1 Cup


  • 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons salt, *omit if you've brined the turkey*
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered allspice


  • Wash and blot dry the herbs with paper towels. Remove leaves from stems and finely chop. Combine herbs and spices with softened butter. Stir together until well incorporated.
  • Apply butter mixture all over turkey, including under the breast skin. Be gentle with this process as the skin can tear if handled too roughly. Cook turkey as directed.
  • Discard any leftover rub that has come into contact with raw meat.


IMAGE BY: Sabrina Baksh