7 Not-So-Typical Turkey Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

7 Not-So-Typical Turkey Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

It's not a Thanksgiving meal without a gorgeous turkey as the centerpiece. But why stick to a plane, butter-basted turkey when there are so many delicious options out there!

From bacon wrapped to maple glazed, we've rounded up some not-so-typical turkey recipes that are sure to be a hit in your household. Check them out:


1. Incredible, Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Who doesn't love bacon?! This turkey is encased in a woven bacon blanket to add flavor and richness to the traditional bird. 

 Incredible, Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

What You'll Need:

Garlic Cloves / Butter / Fresh Hebs / Bacon / Carrots / Leeks / Celery / Onion / Apple / Turkey 


2. Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

This turkey roasting method produces extra moist results. Don't worry mayonnaise haters, the recipe author assures us it doesn't leave the turkey tasting like mayonnaise. 

Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

What You'll Need:

Turkey / Sage / Thyme / Rosemary / Oregano / Mayonnaise / Celery / Onion / Butter


3. Smoked Beer Can Turkey

This turkey may take more time than a traditional roasted one, but it's deep, smoky flavor is sure to be a hit!

Smoked Beer Can Turkey

What You'll Need:

Apple Juice / Brown Sugar / Molasses / Turkey / Paprika / Chili Powder / Garlic Powder / Onion Powder / Dried Thyme / Dried Oregano / Apple Wood / Can of Beer


4. Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

This glazed bird is sure to satisfy your family's Thanksgiving cravings, you might not even need to put out the cranberry sauce this year! 

Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

What You'll Need:

Butter / Parsley / Shallots / Garlic Cloves / Turkey / Cranberries / Maple Syrup / Cranberry Juice / Apple Cider Vinegar / Apple Cider / Brown Sugar


5. Cajun Injected Spicy Turkey

Spice up your Thanksgiving table with this Cajun turkey! 

Cajun Injected Spicy Turkey

What You'll Need:

Worcestershire Sauce / Concentrated Liquid Crab and Shrimp Boil / Apple Cider / Honey / Beer / Allspice / Creole Seasoning / Cayenne Pepper / Olive Oil / Minced Garlic / Turkey / Chicken Broth


6. Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey

This flavorful turkey is sure to have your family raving for weeks after you serve it! Lemon and herbs transform an ordinary turkey to a show stopping bird! 

Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey

What You'll Need:

Turkey / Butter / Lemon / Parsley / Thyme / Sage 


7. Honey Smoked Turkey

This sweet and smoky turkey adds incredible flavor to the skin of the turkey. WARNING: the fight over the turkey legs will be tougher than ever!  


What You'll Need:

Turkey / Sage / Celery Salt / Basil / Vegetable Oil / Honey / Wood Chips


Do you have any secrets to a great Thanksgiving turkey? Share them in the comments! 

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