Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Turkey is synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner, and our recipes give you great ways to show off your bird. Whether you prefer your turkey stuffed with all the traditional trimmings, simply roasted, or spice-rubbed and BBQ'd, we have what you need for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.

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Simple Roast Turkey

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brining adds a saltiness to the turkey in this recipe, Add color to your serving tray by roasting halved lemons, oranges, and celery with the turkey.

Simple Roast Turkey

Dry-Brined Roasted Turkey

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Dry-brining the turkey--that is, sprinkling it with salt and refrigerating it uncovered overnight--gives all the flavor of wet-brining, minus the big, awkward bucket of salt water.

Dry-Brined Roasted Turkey

McCormick® Perfect Turkey Gravy

From McCormick®

Make this rich, smooth homemade turkey gravy in minutes.

McCormick® Perfect Turkey Gravy

McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

From McCormick®

The herb rub lends delicious savory flavor to the outside of your turkey, while basting keeps the meat juicy inside. Be sure to reserve the pan juices to make Perfect Turkey Gravy.

McCormick® Savory Herb Rub Roasted Turkey

Spinach Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

From Better Homes and Gardens

This main dish is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but simple enough for an everyday meal. Make it ahead of time, then simply put it in the oven before serving.

Spinach Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

From EatingWell

During the autumn season in Italy, turkey is often deliciously paired with a stuffing of chestnuts and sausage. The wild turkey was brought to Europe from the New World, and once domesticated, returned there to breed as the classic festive bird. It also became one of the large courtyard fowl animals in Lombardy. With Italy being one of the largest producers of chestnuts, it was expedient to put the two together in another happy marriage of New and Old World.

Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

Braised Turkey Legs with Pan Gravy

From Better Homes and Gardens

Braised Turkey Legs with Pan Gravy

Deep-Fried Turkey

From Taste of the South

Deep-Fried Turkey

Smoked Turkey Breast

From Family Circle

Soaking the turkey breast in the spicy brown sugar brine helps keep the meat moist and juicy, even after 1 1/2 hours of smoke cooking.

Smoked Turkey Breast

Orange Roasted Turkey

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Orange Roasted Turkey

Cider Gravy

From EatingWell

Make this low-fat gravy in the roasting pan while the turkey rests. Apple cider adds rich fall flavor.

Cider Gravy

Stuffed Roast Turkey

From Fine Cooking Magazine

If you're using the cornbread stuffing, rub the bird with butter; for the Italian sausage stuffing, use oil. Serve with either Madeira Gravy or Pan Gravy with Herbs.

Stuffed Roast Turkey

Home-Style Gravy

From Better Homes and Gardens

Although these directions are for roast turkey, you can use beef broth and the drippings from roast beef to make beef gravy.

Home-Style Gravy

Citrus-Glazed Turkey Breast with Roasted Red Potatoes

From Taste of the South

Citrus-Glazed Turkey Breast with Roasted Red Potatoes

Roast Turkey with Sage, Onions, and Giblet Gravy

From Ladies' Home Journal

Pick your favorite Riesling to make the gravy in this turkey recipe. Serve it at your holiday dinner and expect rave reviews.

Roast Turkey with Sage, Onions, and Giblet Gravy

Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey with Pinot Noir Gravy

From Fine Cooking Magazine

To brine the turkey you need space for a 5-gallon pot in your refrigerator. If you have neither the room nor the pot, you can cook the brine in a smaller pan and proceed with one of our alternate brining methods.

Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey with Pinot Noir Gravy

Herbed Pan Gravy

From EatingWell

The giblets and neck from a turkey make a great flavorful stock that helps ensure a rich, tasty gravy, but you may substitute more chicken broth if you prefer.

Herbed Pan Gravy

Walnut and Sage Pesto Turkey Breast

From Better Homes and Gardens

This Thanksgiving, roast two or more turkey breast halves. They're readily available, easy to prepare, and perfect for a small gathering.

Walnut and Sage Pesto Turkey Breast

Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

From Better Homes and Gardens

Wild rice, turkey, cranberries, and a can of mushroom soup join our Midwestern translation of this treasured old-world classic.

Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Roasted Willie Bird Turkey Breast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Willie Bird Turkey Breast

Traditional Roast Turkey

From Diabetic Living

A medley of fresh herbs and vegetables flavors the turkey while adding minimal carbs, calories, and fat in this recipe.

Traditional Roast Turkey

Pear-Glazed Roast Turkey

From Better Homes and Gardens

This turkey needs no stuffing. The glorious pear glaze adds flavor to the drippings and enhances the color of the roasted bird. Serve on Thanksgiving with your favorite chutney.

Pear-Glazed Roast Turkey

Prosciutto-Stuffed Turkey Breast

From Better Homes and Gardens

This Thanksgiving try stuffed and rolled turkey breast instead of the whole bird. Look for prosciutto, a sweet, slightly spiced, Italian-style ham, at the deli counter.

Prosciutto-Stuffed Turkey Breast

Turkey Breast with Mustard Sage Crumbs

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Turkey Breast with Mustard Sage Crumbs

Homemade Turkey Stuffing

From The Food Channel

This is a traditional and very indulgent stuffing. Roasted turkey stock, plenty of real butter and fresh herbs give it a natural flavor and the combination of different breads gives it subtly complex flavor and textures.

Homemade Turkey Stuffing

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