If turkey is the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving menu, you’ll want to try one of our best Thanksgiving turkey recipes of all time. These top-rated 5-star recipes range from traditional roast turkey to fried turkey, smoked turkey, spatchcock turkey, brined turkey, and German-inspired bacon wrapped turkey. They’re all so good it’s going to be hard to pick just one. Scroll on to find the perfect bird for your Thanksgiving feast. “This is outrageous. My husband was a serious skeptic about the brining process…until it came time to carve. I’m in awe the bird made it to the table! Absolutely amazing. *Definitely* use more vegetables.” Especially carrots. I added a dash of wine to the sauce I made with the fat and it cooked it up perfectly. Definitely the best sauce we’ve ever had, which we didn’t even need with such a juicy and delicious turkey,” says reviewer gfkitchnwitch.
The secret ingredient in this sweet and savory turkey is honey. “Let me start by saying that I don’t like turkey at Thanksgiving. I can eat two small pieces, but I’ve never been a huge fan. That all changed when I made this recipe. I’ve never tasted a better turkey and I will every year,” he says. the critic amkshumate. “Michigan-style” simply means covering the turkey with butter, water, chicken broth, parsley, chopped onion, and salt for seasoning. “This was the best turkey I’ve ever made or eaten. I couldn’t believe how moist and tender the breast was! My Thanksgiving was perfect with this delicious bird,” says home cook BMDSINGLE. “Family really enjoyed this recipe, even picky eaters claimed this was the best turkey they’d ever had. Count me on the brining side: previous reviewers suggest brining the turkey the night before–this really helped. keep the turkey moist,” says home cook WHIRLLYBIRD.
“I was in charge of making the turkey this past Thanksgiving and came across this recipe. I followed the recipe to the letter and I have to say it was the best turkey we’ve ever had. Everyone was in awe of how juicy and flavorful it was.” that was the turkey”. was. This will be my go-to turkey recipe from now on. It was perfect, I won’t change a thing,” says reviewer Dawn Logterman. Lauren’s roast turkey is brined overnight in apple cider, salt, and sugar. “Wow! This turkey was the best yet. The brining was very easy. I had it in the brine for about 24 hours. Nothing changed. Very moist and delicious. I’ll definitely make it again,” says reviewer Rex Houserman. With just five ingredients, this turkey recipe couldn’t be easier. “Simple, perfect roast turkey just like Grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and drizzled with turkey broth, the flavors of the turkey really come out. Fill it with your favorite dressing,” says the recipe’s creator, Syd.
“This is an amazing Cajun recipe. Frying the turkey makes the turkey crispy on the outside and super juicy on the inside (even the white meat). It also keeps the heat out! You can fry the turkey in peanut or vegetable oil, your you take your pick. We use a 26-quart aluminum stock pot with a drain basket,” say recipe contributors Tim and Meredith. This turkey has orange juice, maple syrup, and chicken broth glaze and is topped with a gravy made from chicken broth drippings and vermouth. “This is BY FAR the best juicy, delicious turkey I’ve ever made! I don’t think I’ll be trying another turkey recipe for a long time,” says reviewer ShepR. This turkey is stuffed with butter, cola, apple and onion. , garlic powder, salt and ground pepper, and cooked in a smoker for 10 hours. “I knew I had a winner on my hands with the whoops of joy from people who tasted the first few slices of the bird. INTENSE smoky flavor. The inside of the turkey was surprisingly moist. A definite hit,” says home cook Keith Jefferies.
“This is one of the juiciest, most flavorful turkeys I’ve ever made! The rub forms a crust that locks in all the juices, even in the driest part of the breast. I served some on a plate with sweet potato wedges and black beans. and some topped with a rich bread sauce,” says the recipe’s creator, Chef John.v This is a stuffed turkey with a stuffed duck with a stuffed chicken with dressing. You may need a pair of hands to make this Turducken work, but it’s definitely worth it, and your guests will be talking about it forever.