Popular 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.

Cider-Brined Turkey with Roasted Apples

Glazed apples and cider-brined turkey unite in this fall-friendly feast. Use the delicious drippings to make a tangy apple gravy.

From Midwest Living

Cider-Brined Turkey with Roasted Apples

Herb-Roasted Turkey

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-Roasted Turkey

Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

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.

From EatingWell

Roast Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

When a whole bird is just too much--time and effort, as well as size--there is a quicker, simpler way: what's known in French cuisine as a roulade. Using a boneless turkey breast, butterflied and flattened, you can serve a beautiful spiral of juicy meat.

From EatingWell

Spiral Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cider Gravy

Turkey & Stuffing for Two

You don't have to skip the traditional Thanksgiving dinner if it's just the two of you - and you also don't have to eat turkey for days. In fact, you may not want to wait for a special occasion to have this satisfying mini celebration.

From EatingWell

Turkey & Stuffing for Two

Southwestern Rubbed Turkey

Smoked paprika is the key to the turkey rub in this recipe. It can be purchased in gourmet markets and online at www.tienda.com. Roasting the bird breast-side down for the first half keeps the breast meat succulent and moist.

From EatingWell

Southwestern Rubbed Turkey

Herb-Roasted Turkey

This method produces all the good looks and moist flavor you dream of in a Thanksgiving turkey. Make sure you show this beauty off at the table before you carve it. Garnish your serving platter with fresh herb sprigs and citrus wedges.

From EatingWell

Herb-Roasted Turkey

Herbed Pan Gravy

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.

From EatingWell

Herbed Pan Gravy

Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey

Roasting the herb-rubbed turkey with apples and shallots is the secret to flavorful meat. Extra shallots in the roasting pan give the gravy a rich, caramelized shallot flavor.

From EatingWell

Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

Pair turkey cutlets with roasted fennel and a rich pomegranate pan sauce for a simple yet elegant dish. Garnish with jewel-like fresh pomegranate seeds if available - they are in season from September through January. Turkey scallopini (thinner and smaller than cutlets) will also work in this recipe, but will need to be cooked in batches. Make it a meal: Nutty-tasting bulgur is delicious with this.

From EatingWell

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

Cider Gravy

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

From EatingWell

Cider Gravy

Smoked Turkey Breast

This smoked turkey breast is great for entertaining because it feeds a crowd. Plus there's not much to do except wait while the brine turns the bird luxurious and then wait again until the grill turns it irresistible.

From EatingWell

Smoked Turkey Breast

Roast Turkey with Arugula-Pesto Rub

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roast Turkey with Arugula-Pesto Rub

Maple Orange-Glazed Turkey Roast

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Maple Orange-Glazed Turkey Roast

Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey

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Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey

Apple Brandy and Sage-Glazed Turkey

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Apple Brandy and Sage-Glazed Turkey

Parker House Rolls

These light puffy yeast rolls, which resemble miniature clutch-style purses, were named for the Parker House Hotel in Boston, where they originated during the late 19th century. Serve them with soups, salads, and roasted meats. These soft yeast rolls that look like little purses are associated with the famous Boston hotel.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Parker House Rolls

Spinach Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins

Oven-Roasted Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Breast

Use kitchen shears to snip the dried apricots. It's easier, faster, and neater than using a knife and cutting board.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oven-Roasted Apricot-Stuffed Turkey Breast

Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

As the turkey breast cooks, make the simple homemade cranberry sauce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

If you want to stick with tradition, this is the turkey for you. Time-tested ingredients--celery, mushrooms, onions, and poultry seasoning--enhance the stuffing beautifully.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Orange Roasted Turkey

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange Roasted Turkey

Orange- and Herb-Roasted Turkey

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange- and Herb-Roasted Turkey

Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus

Savor the flavor-pairing of tarragon and Dijon-style mustard along with the bright colors of asparagus, parsley, and red peppers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus

Herb-Crusted Turkey

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-Crusted Turkey

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