Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

turkey wrapped in bacon
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Ingredients

  • One  10-pound turkey
  • 1 Cup  poultry seasonings
  • 10  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Cup  olive oil
  • 1 Pound  bacon, sliced into thin strips

Nothing's better than bacon, except when it's Thanksgiving day and your turkey is wrapped in some. This recipe uses a seasoning and olive oil paste for under the turkey's skin to add a subtle hint of flavor that pairs perfectly with the bacon. 

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. 

Wash the turkey inside and out and pat dry. Mix together the seasonings, minced garlic, and olive oil to make a paste. Rub the paste underneath the skin of the breasts of the turkey, carefully so you do not tear the skin (you may not have to use all of the paste). Add 1-2 cups of water in the roasting pan, then roast the turkey in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the heat to 350 degrees. Cover the turkey in the bacon slices, in cross-hatch form or just by overlapping the slices in strips. Put back in the oven and continute to cook for about 2 more hours or until an internal thermometer temperature reaches 160 degrees. 

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Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,150 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:

57%

Servings:

10
  • Fat 765g 1,177%
  • Carbs 67g 22%
  • Saturated 174g 868%
  • Fiber 8g 34%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 399g
  • Polyunsaturated 131g
  • Protein 1,047g 2,095%
  • Cholesterol 3,565mg 1,188%
  • Sodium 8,113mg 338%
  • Calcium 1,270mg 127%
  • Magnesium 1,351mg 338%
  • Potassium 11,657mg 333%
  • Iron 68mg 376%
  • Zinc 89mg 591%
  • Phosphorus 9,118mg 1,303%
  • Vitamin A 913µg 101%
  • Vitamin C 18mg 29%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 245%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 9mg 525%
  • Niacin (B3) 367mg 1,833%
  • Vitamin B6 30mg 1,483%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 414µg 104%
  • Vitamin B12 58µg 960%
  • Vitamin D 15µg 4%
  • Vitamin E 53mg 267%
  • Vitamin K 754µg 943%
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