The Best Turkey Recipes For Thanksgiving

Roasted, stuffed, brined ... here's how to cook the best bird yet.

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Thanksgiving dinner just would not be complete without a big, beautiful turkey to crown the feast at the table. No matter how many sides there are to choose from or how many cocktails are imbibed beforehand, without a turkey it just doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving.

If you want to go the easiest route, cook a turkey breast. But if you’re going to make a whole turkey, we’ve gathered some trusted recipes for you to use below.

Whether you choose to brine or not, add spice rubs or just simply stuff it, here are 14 recipes you need that will make for a deliciously successful Thanksgiving.

And once you’ve roasted your bird, you’ll need to carve it. We’ve got a step-by-step guide with easy-to-follow pictures and instructions from chef Adam Gabriel of Baltimore’s Heritage Smokehouse.

We hope we’ve helped to make your holidays just a bit less stressful. Enjoy!

1
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey
Damn Delicious
2
Dry Brined Roasted Turkey
Completely Delicious
3
Grilled Turkey
How Sweet Eats
4
Maple Sage Rubbed Turkey
Cafe Johnsonia
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5
Applewood Smoked Turkey
How Sweet It Is
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6
Herb And Butter Roasted Turkey
Half Baked Harvest
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7
Butter Drenched and White Wine Roasted Turkey with Perfect Gravy
How Sweet Eats
8
Buffalo Roasted Turkey
Foodie Crush
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9
Classic Roast Turkey
The Woks of Life
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10
Herb Butter Rotisserie Turkey
Foodie Crush
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11
Cranberry And White Wine Brined Turkey
A Beautiful Mess
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12
Lemon Rosemary Roast Turkey
Eclectic Recipes
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13
Roast Turkey With Herb Compound Butter
Annie's Eats
14
Roast Turkey With Pears And Sage
Adventures in Cooking
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