14 Turkey Recipes

Turkey recipes that are guaranteed to impress not just everyone at the table but the cooks in the kitchen. Whether you want to cling to tradition and roast it or go a little further flung and brine, smoke, or deep-fry it, you’ll find your centerpiece here. And we’re including foolproof carving instructions to make things even simpler on you this year.

Old-Fashioned Roast Turkey and Gravy

Dry Brine Turkey

Smoked Turkey

Classic Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy

Perfect Roast Turkey

Deep-Fried Turkey

Simple Roast Turkey

Brandy-Brined Turkey Breast

Maple Glazed Turkey

Roasted and Braised Turkey

Texas Style Smoked Turkey

Roast Turkey with Smoked Paprika and Fennel

Roast Turkey Breast

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich With Stuffing



  1. I am picking up my boneless turkey breasts (3 of ’em) tomorrow to dry brine. After that I’ll sear the skins and sous vide them. On the Wed night before I’ll bring them back up to temp in the sous vide rig and then give them a brief roast on T-day.

    I’ve ordered backs, necks and wings as well to make broth and gravy well in advance..

    This is a big departure from our conventional Normal Rockwell turkey but we did a test run several weeks ago and all our taste testers agreed they’d never had such moist turkey. The difference was nothing short of remarkable! I’d venture to say you could even make a cold turkey sandwich without the mayo with that juicy white meat.

    I’ll miss the dark meat (but I’d need a second sous vide pump to prepare it to a different temp) and I’ll miss the in-the-bird stuffing but I know it’s gonna be good and I suspect it’s going to be calmer in those last 30 minutes on T-day.

    1. Rainey, this sounds wonderful! I suspect you are correct; you will have a much calmer meal preparation and will be able to enjoy the experience rather than the sheer panic of the final half-hour. Do let us know how your meal turns out and what your favorite dishes were this year.

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