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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.

Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey

Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey

Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey

Our home economists marinate this turkey to keep it deliciously moist while roasting.

Seasoned Turkey Sandwiches

Seasoned Turkey Sandwiches

Seasoned Turkey Sandwiches

This savory turkey tucked in homemade buns steals the show at any potluck or family reunion. It’s been a huge hit at football dinners, graduation parties and more. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Rolled-Up Turkey

Rolled-Up Turkey

Rolled-Up Turkey

Whenever I think of this appealing rolled turkey filled with Mom's moist cornbread stuffing, I can almost smell the aroma of it baking in the oven. It's delicious!
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Turkey Apple Stuffing

Turkey Apple Stuffing

Turkey Apple Stuffing

Complementing your golden bird, the well-seasoned bread stuffing is sparked by a festive sweetness from apples and raisins. It's a staple on our holiday menu. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Turkey with Festive Fruit Stuffing

Apples, cranberries and raisins make every bite of this stuffing moist and fruity. A dear friend shared the recipe with me years ago.

Barded Turkey with Corn Bread Stuffing

Barded Turkey with Corn Bread Stuffing

Barded Turkey with Corn Bread Stuffing

As a newlywed, I didn't know much about roasting a turkey. Then our pastor, an excellent cook, told me about barding - placing or tying bacon on the turkey to prevent drying during roasting. The fat bastes the turkey while it cooks, keeping it moist and adding flavor.

Seasoned Roast Turkey

Seasoned Roast Turkey

Seasoned Roast Turkey

Rubbing the skin with melted butter keeps this simply seasoned turkey moist and tender.

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

Citrus-Rosemary Rubbed Turkey

While recovering from hip surgery, I wrote my family for some of their favorite recipes to compile into a cookbook. This seasoned turkey is timeless. —Della Stamp, Long Beach, California

Maple-Butter Turkey with Gravy

Maple-Butter Turkey with Gravy

Maple-Butter Turkey with Gravy

Thyme, sage and marjoram blend beautifully with apple cider and maple syrup in this recipe from our Test Kitchen. The maple butter can be prepared 1 to 2 days in advance.

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Herb-Glazed Turkey

Honey and corn syrup blend with savoy herbs and seasonings to give turkey a slightly sweet flavor. This tried-and-true recipe never fails to win me compliments.
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