Bacon-Blanketed, Herb Roasted Turkey



  • One  10 to 15-pound turkey
  • 1 1/2 Pound  bacon
  • 1/2 Pound  butter
  •   Fresh herbs, such as sage, thyme, oregano, parsley, marjoram, and rosemary
  • carrots, roughly chopped
  • stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • onions, roughly chopped
  • leeks, roughly chopped
  • apples, sliced in half

This is the turkey. I’ve been perfecting this for many years now. I must say, it is a showstopper, and delicious to boot, because I treat it well. I send my turkey to a bacon spa. It gets a salt scrub, a bacon butter deep tissue massage, a hand-woven bacon spa robe, some time in the sauna and a little tanning to finish it off.


This recipe was adapted from its original on The Runaway Spoon. Visit the website for the full recipe and for other delicious recipes. 


Calories per serving:

1,331 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 776g 1,194%
  • Carbs 201g 67%
  • Saturated 290g 1,452%
  • Fiber 33g 133%
  • Trans 12g
  • Sugars 121g
  • Protein 1,326g 2,652%
  • Cholesterol 5,019mg 1,673%
  • Sodium 11,054mg 461%
  • Calcium 1,030mg 103%
  • Magnesium 1,658mg 415%
  • Potassium 16,410mg 469%
  • Iron 58mg 321%
  • Zinc 111mg 739%
  • Phosphorus 11,748mg 1,678%
  • Vitamin A 32,999IU 660%
  • Vitamin C 100mg 167%
  • Thiamin (B1) 5mg 344%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 12mg 681%
  • Niacin (B3) 463mg 2,317%
  • Vitamin B6 37mg 1,864%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 670µg 167%
  • Vitamin B12 73µg 1,216%
  • Vitamin D 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 86%
  • Vitamin K 144µg 180%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 270g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 135g
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