Thanksgiving simply wouldn’t be complete without the star of the show – the turkey. Explore the world of Thanksgiving turkey recipes and discover new ways to prepare this centerpiece dish, whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen. From traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings to creative and flavorful twists on this classic, our recipes promise to make your Thanksgiving feast a truly unforgettable culinary experience.
Dutch Oven Turkey Breast
Dutch Oven Turkey Breast is the perfect alternative to roasting a whole turkey during the holidays. It’s moist, tender, and loaded with flavor from the dry rub brine, fresh herbs, and juicy lemons!
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Lemon-Herb Turkey Breast Recipe
Lemon-Herb Turkey Breast Recipe is a moist, flavorful roast turkey breast recipe that’s so easy to make! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Crown Christmas Dinner
Slow Cooker Turkey Crown. Let’s transform a Bernard Matthews turkey crown into a delicious roast turkey Christmas dinner in the slow cooker.
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Instant Pot Turkey Crown
Take away the dry turkey panic and make an instant pot turkey crown. This moist, juicy, turkey crown is so delicious and perfect for Christmas.
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Garlic Butter Turkey Breast Recipe
This Garlic Butter Turkey Breast Recipe is perfect for a small gathering for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other special occasions. This oven-roasted turkey breast is cooked in a herb garlic butter sauce that everyone will love.
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Roasted Turkey Leg
In the mood for turkey but don’t want to roast an entire turkey? Try this Turkey Leg Recipe! It’s easier, faster, and just as tasty, if not more.
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Roast Turkey Breast Recipe
This easy Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast is my favorite no-fuss alternative to a full-size turkey. Perfect for smaller groups or families, the result is juicy, delicious, perfectly seasoned roast turkey breast every time!
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I think I blinked and missed October. I’m embarrassed to admit that my Halloween decorations never made it up this year.
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MAPLE MUSTARD TURKEY TENDERLOIN
Turkey is usually reserved for Thanksgiving but with turkey tenderloin you can have a turkey dinner any night of the year. Topped with a flavorful spiced maple mustard sauce turkey tenderloin is special enough for a holiday but cooks up quickly enough that you can make it on a busy weeknight.
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TART CHERRY CRANBERRY GLAZED TURKEY
This cherry cranberry glazed turkey is perfect for your Thanksgiving table. The slightly sweet and sticky glaze gives the bird tons of festive flavor!
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TART CHERRY CHESTNUT STUFFED TURKEY ROULADE
This turkey roulade is stuffed with tart cherries, chestnuts and herbs. It’s topped with a red wine soaked cherry sauce and makes for a beautiful (and easy!) holiday dish.
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Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
The Best Thanksgiving Turkey is made easy and delicious with a few extra tricks. You’ll love this no-fail, moist, and flavorful recipe!
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Small Thanksgiving Dinner for 4 (Made on a Sheet Pan!)
Here you will find the menu and recipes for a beautiful small Thanksgiving dinner for 4. The entire meal (except the gravy) is cooked on a sheet pan!
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Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
Every Thanksgiving I wonder why I don’t make turkey more often since it’s really quite simple, versatile, and packed with protein.
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Bourbon Maple Brined Roast Turkey
Want a perfectly moist roast turkey recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner? The secret is an easy turkey brine that tenderizes the meat and keeps it juicy — EVERY TIME.
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Spatchcock Grilled Turkey
Want a delicious, super-moist turkey that doesn’t require a 5 gallon brining bucket? This easy dry brine turkey is the answer. Instead of soaking in liquid brine, my easy 4-ingredient turkey rub infuses the bird with flavor and moisture — and all you need is a sheet pan.
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The Secret to the Best Fried Turkey Ever
During the holidays there is only ONE kind of turkey I like and that is the best-fried turkey ever. We have a secret to making it juicy and moist. Once you have had this fried turkey — you will not want to go back to making it the same way ever again.
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One Pan Garlic Butter Turkey Breast And Fall Veggies
Make a moist and juicy turkey breast roasted with garlic & butter on a bed of flavorful and colorful low-carb veggies, as an easy one pan keto turkey dinner!
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SLOW ROASTED TURKEY LEG (WITH GRAVY)
This delicious Slow Roasted Turkey Leg With Gravy is a great alternative to a traditional whole-roasted turkey.
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PERFECT ROAST TURKEY RECIPE – EASY METHOD
Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, all you need is this Perfectly Roasted Turkey Recipe cooked the easy way. This foolproof recipe requires minimal preparation and is ideal for serving at large gatherings to impress family and friends.
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Smothered Turkey Wings
This Smothered Turkey Wings recipe is classic comfort food that is sure to satisfy. Smothered turkey wings with silky turkey wing gravy are perfect for Sunday dinner, a holiday meal, or any time you’re craving a Southern style meal.
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Air Fryer Turkey Breast
Air Fryer Turkey Breast is incredibly moist, juicy and so easy to make! This Turkey dinner is perfect for both busy midweek meals and holiday celebrations.
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ROAST TURKEY (DRY BRINE RECIPE)
A Turkey Dry Brine adds bold flavor to your whole Thanksgiving bird, and is easy to put together with a good spice blend right from your kitchen pantry. Skip those store-bought mixes.
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TURKEY BREAST RECIPE
Turkey is easy using a boneless turkey breast and you will love this gravy recipe made from the pan drippings. Easier to roast than a whole Thanksgiving turkey, and easily goes well with any side dishes you choose.
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A Spatchcock Turkey is also called a butterflied bird, roasts about 30 minutes faster than most recipes, has golden crispy skin, juicy meat, and carves like a dream!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.