Remove the turkey from the packaging, and ensure all packets have been removed from the inner cavity. Use paper towels to pat it dry inside and out.
Loosen the skin around the turkey breasts, and carefully place the cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of butter under the skin.
Salt and pepper the top skin over the entire turkey.
Cover the turkey with foil, and bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes per pound.
During the last 30 to 45 minutes, remove the foil. Pour melted butter over the turkey.
Remove the turkey from the oven, and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Serve hot with your favorite sides.
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