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Thanksgiving Turkey

Whether stuffed, roasted, brined, glazed or grilled, prepare the perfect Thanksgiving turkey with these family-favorite recipes. Your holiday spread will look, smell and taste better than ever with these variations on the star of Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

Turkey with Country Ham Stuffing

As delicious as this is right out of the oven, the bird and stuffing both taste great as leftovers, too. I am careful, though, not to overcook the turkey.

Turkey with Herbed Rice Dressing

Turkey with Herbed Rice Dressing

Turkey with Herbed Rice Dressing

My husband is my most avid cooking fan (and my three daughters have all become wonderful cooks in their own right!). We have seven grandchildren.

Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze

Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze

Turkey with Orange-Honey Glaze

A tangy, fresh-tasting glaze over a golden roasted turkey makes for a memorable holiday main dish. We savor the juicy slices topped with the rich gravy. -Zita Wilensky, North Miami, Florida
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Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Herbed Rubbed Turkey

Rubs really have a way of locking in the flavor of meats. Here a wonderful blend of seasonings makes turkey extraordinary.—Twila Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania

Roasted Turkey with Corn-Bread Dressing

Roasted Turkey with Corn-Bread Dressing

Roasted Turkey with Corn-Bread Dressing

"THE DRESSING was always my favorite part of the meal. I can still smell the wonderful aroma that filled the house while the turkey roasted in our wood stove. We could hardly wait to sit down and eat!"

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Pecan Stuffing

The combination of sweet, savory, crunchy and spicy ingredients makes a fabulous stuffed turkey that's become a tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. Leftover stuffing can be a meal in itself. —Keri Scofield Lawson, Fullerton, California

Special Roast Turkey

Special Roast Turkey

Special Roast Turkey

Before putting my turkey in the oven, I pour on a savory sauce that adds a pleasant citrus-soy flavor and helps hold the other seasonings I like to sprinkle on. It's easy to roast the giblets in the same pan and later add them to the gravy. -Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Roasted Wild Turkey

Roasted Wild Turkey

Roasted Wild Turkey

Since we have avid hunters in our family. I will quite often prepare game. Once it's stuffed with apples and topped with a unique combination of sauces, this wild bird requires no basting and cooks up nice and moist.

Two-Bread Stuffed Turkey

Two-Bread Stuffed Turkey

Two-Bread Stuffed Turkey

In Bluffton, Indiana, Fancheon Resler reaches for bacon and canned corn to makes this subtly sweet stuffing that combines corn bread and white bread. The moist mixture is terrific with turkey but just as good served solo.

Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing

With delicious chopped chestnuts in the savory stuffing, this golden roasted bird is a special Thanksgiving treat. It's a "must" on the menu at the annual holiday meal my family shares with dear friends.—Ardis Rollefson, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Stuffed Roast Turkey

Stuffed Roast Turkey

Stuffed Roast Turkey

For our Thanksgiving dinner, this moist golden-brown stuffed turkey is a treasured tradition. My grandmother used this recipe...and now my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoy turkey with us in the same savory way! -Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
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