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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.

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Turkey with Sausage-Corn Bread Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Corn Bread Stuffing

Turkey with Sausage-Corn Bread Stuffing

Complement your bird with this savory stuffing from June Kathrein of Delta, Colorado. “I’ve made this recipe for many potlucks and church suppers, and everyone raves about it...even those who usually don’t like stuffing,” says June.

Champagne-Basted Turkey

Champagne-Basted Turkey

Champagne-Basted Turkey

I've made this turkey every Thanksgiving for the past 15 years. We all love it. The secret is to use lots of fresh parsley on top and inside and to keep basting. That creates a tender, delightful turkey. —Sharon Hawk, Edwardsville, Illinois

Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy

Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy

Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy

Ease the holiday time crunch with a make-ahead turkey recipe that's ready to serve when you are. It's a great choice for potlucks, too. —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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

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.

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

A technique passed down from generations—drenching cheesecloth in melted butter and oil, then draping the cloth over the turkey before roasting—helps give the bird beautiful golden-brown skin. The technique also results in juicy, moist breast meat.—Jeanne Horn, Duluth, Minnesota

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

Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

Our recipe specialists use an easy herb rub to turn out a tender, tasty turkey with beautiful golden skin. Lemon adds a pleasant flavor to the gravy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

“I’ve tried fancy stuffing recipes for our Thanksgiving bird, but none hits the spot like my mother’s simple mixture of bread, eggs and caramelized vegetables,” says field editor Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Company's Coming Turkey

Company's Coming Turkey

Company's Coming Turkey

This recipe accomplishes every cook's turkey wish—a bird that brings the flavor of seasonings and herbs in every bite. It's the perfect, mouthwatering centerpiece for your celebration, and it's very easy to prepare. —Caroline Wamelink, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Savory Grilled Turkey

Savory Grilled Turkey

Savory Grilled Turkey

My family likes this recipe so much that we tried grilling in a sheltered spot during the winter. It worked! Now we can enjoy this juicy, grilled bird all year long. —Karen Buenting, Livermore, Iowa
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