In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Rub half the seasoning mixture in the cavity of the turkey; add the bay leaves. Rub remaining mixture over the turkey skin.
Tie the drumsticks together and place turkey in a roasting pan. Roast using your favorite cooking method until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Cover turkey and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.
Best Turkey Rub Tips
How do you store turkey rub?
The best way to store the turkey rub is in a freezer bag in the freezer. Remove as much air as possible, write the date on the bag and freeze for up to 6 months.
Can you rub the seasoning into the turkey ahead of time?
Yes! You can rub the seasoning into the turkey ahead of time. We recommend doing so overnight to allow the flavors to permeate the meat, resulting in a tender, juicy, and flavorful bird.