14 Mind Blowing Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

With Thanksgiving sneaking up on us this year, here’s your sign to start planning your dinner menu! These Thanksgiving turkey recipes are sure to have you cooking your bird differently this year.

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Every year you might have some tried and true Thanksgiving recipes, but is that true for your turkey?

We tend to switch things up in our home because we love trying out new and delicious ways to cook a turkey! It’s hard to beat a deep fried turkey however a few of these Thanksgiving turkey recipes will give fried turkey a run for its money.

Roasted Turkey

We all know how the traditional roasted turkey recipe turns out… rather dry and not so golden. If you’re lucky, you might have a golden bird that’s still dry. 

While there are a few tricks to keeping your roasted turkey juicy throughout the cooking process, there are so many better ways to prepare your Thanksgiving bird.

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Here are some excellent [new] ways to serve up your turkey this Thanksgiving.

Spatchcocked Turkey

Spatchcocked Turkey has the crispiest skin and flavorful, tender meat. Flattening [butterflied] the bird allows the dark and white meat to cook evenly and more quickly. Grilling the Thanksgiving turkey infuses a smoky flavor in it, in addition to freeing up oven space for sides and dessert!

One Pan Turkey Dinner

One Pan Turkey Dinner includes a roasted breast of turkey, classic dressing, green beans with cranberries, and baked fruit, all in one pan. Step-by-step instructions and a shopping list are included in this easy recipe.

Herbed Honey Turkey Breast

Seasoned with fresh herbs, honey, and butter, this Herbed Honey Turkey Breast is juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. It’s perfect for both casual weeknight dinners and the holidays.

Rolled Stuffed Turkey Breast

Rolled stuffed turkey breast filled with Italian bread, dried cranberries, shallots, celery, pine nuts, and Italian sausage. Perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering.

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

If you love crispy skin and juicy meat, then you’ll love this easy air fryer turkey breast recipe. Made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard, you’ll be making turkey breast more than just at holidays!

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Take your holiday roast turkey to a delicious new level with this recipe that shows you exactly how to make a gorgeous bacon wrapped turkey with a bacon lattice top.

Turkey Rissoles

Herbed turkey rissoles make for a fun twist on the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving! Full of flavor from herbs and garlic, easy to make and kid-friendly too!

Dutch Oven Turkey Breast
A simple Thanksgiving-inspired Dutch oven turkey breast with easy cranberry orange glaze.
It has dynamite flavor, is super juicy and makes enough for 6 people. Serve with a few delicious Thanksgiving sides, and you’ve got a fabulous dinner party.
Slow Roasted Turkey Leg
Delicious slow roasted turkey leg with gravy is a great alternative to a traditional whole-roasted turkey. It is extremely easy to make, requires a minimum of effort, and you will have an amazing turkey gravy from scratch too. Whether you are having a small thanksgiving gathering or you are a dark meat lover, these oven-baked turkey legs are perfect for you.
Sheet Pan Turkey Dinner
Keep the holiday season easy by making this Sheet Pan Turkey Dinner. It’s roasted turkey breasts that’s cooked alongside seasonal root vegetables, green beans and brussels sprouts. The end result is a delicious turkey dinner and easy clean up!
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Legs
Turkey legs wrapped in bacon are an epic feast on Thanksgiving any night of the week!
Sheet Pan Turkey
Sheet pan turkey is what everyone is talking about. Cook a moist turkey in just 1 hour and have it taste amazing with the crispy skin you love.
Smoked Turkey
Smoking your first turkey can seem daunting, but this step by step guide by Urban Cowgirl covers every angle of the process— from brining to smoking to carving.
Instant Pot Turkey

Make holiday meals easier this year with Instant Pot turkey. It’s quick, simple, and doesn’t take up needed space in the oven.

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