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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 Grandma's Stuffing

Turkey with Grandma's Stuffing

Turkey with Grandma's Stuffing

Everyone is ready to dig in when my mom sets this impressive Thanksgiving favorite on the dinner table. The moist turkey, seasoned bread stuffing and flavorful gravy remind her of holiday meals when she was growing up. -Jacinta Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary and a touch of thyme. —Felicia Saathoff, Vashon, Washington

Turkey with Bacon Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Bacon Cherry Stuffing

Turkey with Bacon Cherry Stuffing

From Elk Rapids, Michigan, Kathy Lee notes, "Since out state is a big producer of cherries, I use them often. They add lots of flavor to poultry stuffing."
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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.

Beer-Brined Turkey with Giblet Gravy

Beer-Brined Turkey with Giblet Gravy

Beer-Brined Turkey with Giblet Gravy

Our relatives request this turkey every Thanksgiving and I hate to disappoint them. Brining the turkey keeps the meat moist while roasting gives it incredible flavor.—Jeff Locke, Arma, Kansas

Golden Roasted Turkey

Golden Roasted Turkey

Golden Roasted Turkey

Your holiday turkey will never turn out dry again if you reach for this recipe. Brining overnight and stuffing with apples results in moist, tender meat.—Michael Williams, Moreno Valley, California

Creole Roasted Turkey with Holy Trinity Stuffing

Creole Roasted Turkey with Holy Trinity Stuffing

Creole Roasted Turkey with Holy Trinity Stuffing

I jazz up turkey Creole style with the trinity of onions, bell peppers and celery—plus a stuffing that gets hotter and hotter the longer it sits. —Eric Olsson, Macomb, MI

Greek Lemon Turkey

Greek Lemon Turkey

Greek Lemon Turkey

Baking this bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender. Round out servings of meat and vegetables with the flavorful herb drippings.

Thyme Roasted Turkey

Thyme Roasted Turkey

Thyme Roasted Turkey

It's easy for flavors to get lost when using too many seasonings together. When in doubt, a simple combination of butter and fresh thyme captures the essence of Thanksgiving for a classic turkey dinner. —Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana

Turkey with Herb Stuffing

Turkey with Herb Stuffing

Turkey with Herb Stuffing

This old family recipe was brought West by my great-grandmother, who rose in a covered wagon. I've used the stuffing for turkey, chicken, pork or beef. The herbs give it a great flavor. -Ruth Warner, Grand Junction, Colorado

Hickory Turkey

Hickory Turkey

Hickory Turkey

With a delicious hickory-smoked flavor, this grilled turkey brings a southern twist to the Thanksgiving table—Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania
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