Thanksgiving Turkey: Hooked on Classics
When it comes to Thanksgiving, there is really one true star of the show: the turkey. And though it can be fun to play with different cooking methods and ingredients, there’s something to be said for playing it straight. After all, guests are looking for a Thanksgiving roast turkey that’s beautifully golden brown on the outside, plump and juicy on the inside. If you deliver on all counts, you can consider your feast a success.
There are a few schools of thought when it comes to roasting a classic Thanksgiving turkey—low and slow will yield you a moist, juicy turkey, but you can also get great results by starting out at a high temp then bringing it down once the bird has a little color. Either way, be sure to save the drippings at the bottom of your roasting pan—without them, your gravy won’t have the rich, meaty flavor you’re after.
Ready to tackle this bird, traditional-style? Bring out the turkey and crank up your oven. We’ve got 10 of our favorite traditional turkey recipes, all guaranteed to have your guests giving thanks that you’re the one in charge of their Thanksgiving meal.
You’ve tackled the turkey, but what about the rest of the meal? Here, all the recipes you’ll need: