Christmas Turkey

Making a turkey for Christmas dinner? Sidestep comparisons to Thanksgiving by doing something bold with your bird and check out some innovative Christmas turkey recipes. Give it a holiday hue with a festive red pomegranate glaze, or embrace classic Christmas flavors with a fruit and chestnut stuffing. Or maybe this is the time to set up the outdoor fryer and cook a deep-fried turkey. Want something totally out of the box? Opt to roast a turkey breast instead. Not only will it cut your cooking time way down, a turkey breast gives you a lot of different options that a whole bird can't. Get fancy by crusting a turkey breast with pine nuts or slivered almonds -- or pound it out and stuff it. When sliced, you'll have fancy swirls of holiday goodness.

See Popular Christmas Turkey Recipes

Orange Roasted Turkey

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If you love citrus, this orange glazed turkey is for you. A complimentary orange sauce adds even more intense flavor.

Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey

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Roast Turkey, 8- 10-Pound

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Thanksgiving is synonymous with turkey, and this low-fat recipe with less than five ingredients just couldn't be simpler. Fill the turkey with your choice of stuffing.

Roasted Garlic and Sage Fried Turkey

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Fry your turkey for a perfectly moist interior and extra-crispy skin.

Herb-Butter Roast Turkey

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Butter, herbs, and garlic rubbed onto the traditional Thanksgiving turkey creates a flavor-saturated show stopper. Serve it with festive trimmings including pears and herbs.

Buttery Cider-Glazed Turkey

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Roasted apples surround this golden brown Thanksgiving turkey, making for an astounding flavor combination.

New England Roast Turkey with Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

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Why buy prepared stuffing when it's so easy to make your own? This fruit and nut version is splendid when served with the basic turkey recipe.

Deep-Fried Turkey

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Roasted Turkey

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Orange- and Herb-Roasted Turkey

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This roasted turkey has winter-fresh orange flavor to serve at Thanksgiving of anytime. Serve the bird, surrounded with candied fruits, on a platter.

Herb-Crusted Turkey

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Seasoned bread crumbs contribute to the golden coat for this Christmas turkey recipe.

Classic Roast Turkey with Stuffing

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Roast turkey is often the centerpiece of Thanksgiving celebrations. This recipe helps cooks prepare a moist bird stuffed with flavor.

Fried Turkey

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Herb-Rubbed Turkey with Pear Stuffing

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The dried herb coating on the turkey and a pilaf-style stuffing add a new twist to the classic Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Maple Orange-Glazed Turkey Roast

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Use an instant-read thermometer to determine when the turkey is ready. Cooking the bird on the grill adds a smoky taste.

Maple-Glazed Turkey Breast with Orange-Parsley Stuffing

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For the holidays, this irresistible turkey breast is a delightful alternative to roasting a whole bird.

Classic Roast Turkey with Fruit-Chestnut Stuffing

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Cutting an x in chestnuts before roasting them prevents them from bursting in the oven. Use them in a classic turkey stuffing for your traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Christmas Turkey  Recipes: Take your pick!
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