25 Best Turkey Recipes

Southwestern Rubbed Turkey

Southwestern Rubbed Turkey
4

Smoked paprika is the key to the turkey rub in this recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving with a twist. It can be purchased in gourmet markets and online. ...


By Recipe Rehab

French Toast Turkey Burger

French Toast Turkey Burger

Breakfast for dinner is a pretty regular thing for me — I love me some French toast or a waffle on a weeknight. This recipe happened, sort of, on accident. ...


By ncyphert

Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey

Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey
2

Roasting the herb-rubbed turkey with apples and shallots is the secret to flavorful meat. Extra shallots in the roasting pan give the gravy a rich, ...


By BetterEats.com

Deep-Fried Turkey

Fried turkey is the answer to a Thankgiving under the gun. There is no need to wake up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven. Let that bird ...


By Southern Comfort Cookbook

Sweet Tea Turkey Brine

Sweet Tea Turkey Brine

We’ve heard that brines are important, and this chef’s recipe shakes things up a bit by adding sweet tea to the brine. His tip is to place the turkey and ...


By Chef Plum

Chicken-Fried Turkey

Chicken-Fried Turkey
3.5

Try something a little different with your turkey this year, like this chicken-fried steak recipe from chef Steve Freidkin of TEXAZ Grill in Phoenix. We ...


By Steve Freidkin

Maple-Brined Turkey

Maple-Brined Turkey
3

Cookbook author Anna Maria de Freitas brings a little of her San Juan heritage to her brined and smoked turkey with dried chile flakes and a hint of ...


By Anna Maria de Freitas

Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey

Myron Mixon's Smoked Turkey
2.9

We go to my wife’s family’s Thanksgiving dinner every year and it’s one of my rare days off from cooking, but the truth is that I love to smoke turkey and I ...


By Myron Mixon

Herb-Roasted Turkey

Herb-Roasted Turkey
4

For the traditionalists, sometimes all you want is a simple roasted turkey. We chose Freddy Vargas', of James Beard Award-winning Scarpetta in Beverly ...


By Freddy Vargas

Turkey Aram Sandwiches

Turkey Aram Sandwiches
4.4

As a kid, I grew up eating these pinwheel sandwiches from the local market's deli. Somehow, the fact that the sandwich was rolled and cut into a circle made ...


By Carly Goldsmith

garlic smoked turkey

garlic smoked turkey

Brine: 3 garlic cloves3 sprigs fresh thyme3 springs fresh rosemary1 cup worsterchire sause1 1/2 cups  kosher salt1 gallon water Other ingrediants:12 Lb ...


By draves67

garlic smoked turkey

garlic smoked turkey

Brine: 3 garlic cloves3 sprigs fresh thyme3 springs fresh rosemary1 cup worsterchire sause1 1/2 cups  kosher salt1 gallon water Other ingrediants:12 Lb ...


By draves67

Turkey à la Pho

Turkey à la Pho
3.05

I put "à la Pho" as a disclaimer because I only used the spices I had available in my pantry. Also, I don't like putting mint and other vegetables in my ...


By Malou Perez-Nievera

Mini Turkey Melts Recipe

Mini Turkey Melts Recipe

My boys and I love to make mini turkey melts as the next day’s meal. They’re like a homespun panini-pain perdu of sorts. I take all of yesterday’s best ...


By David Guas

Succulent Smoked Turkey Recipe

Succulent Smoked Turkey Recipe

Smoking is both exotic and wonderful as a spice for everything from meat and fish to vegetables and cheese. Experiment with different types of wood to find ...


By Oneida

Cheesebellied Guacamole Turkey Burgers

Cheesebellied Guacamole Turkey Burgers

As much as we hate to insult the healthy white meat, sometimes a turkey burger needs a little help in the taste department, which is exactly what Gaby ...


By Absolutely Avocados Cookbook

Green Chile Turkey Burgers

Green Chile Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are based on a fabulous recipe from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook. His recipe is actually called Fried Eggs Over Green Chili ...


By Elana Amsterdam

Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls

Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls

This whimsical twist on a classic sandwich, the BLT, is fun to make and delicious. Don't worry — all the classic elements are there: bacon, lettuce, and ...


By Tina Ruggiero

Beer-Can Turkey

Beer-Can Turkey

You’ll find that a beer-can turkey is smoky, succulent, tender, and, most of all, mind-blowingly delicious. It’ll instantly take the stage for many holidays ...


By Scott Thomas

Tailgate Cinnamon Turkey Chili

Tailgate Cinnamon Turkey Chili

This is lighter and sweeter than your average chili and is perfect for the early fall months!Click here to see 9 Cinnamon Recipes


By Lauren Gordon

Tofu Turkey Roll-Ups

Tofu Turkey Roll-Ups
5

These tofu turkey roll-ups are friendly for vegetarians, and simple to make. They can be used as an alternative for vegetarians as a main course on ...


By Patricia Stagich

Gameday Turkey Chili

3.5

Born and raised in Texas, I have always had a place in my heart for a hearty, spicy chili. I don't adhere to the strict meat-only rule for a traditional ...


By sshane

Cape Cod Turkey

Cape Cod Turkey

Ben Pollinger, executive chef at New York City's Oceana restaurant, shares his aquatic take on Thanksgiving featuring cod with stuffing. 


By Elyse Cromer

Perfect Turkey Recipe

Perfect Turkey Recipe
2.9

Here's a simple recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, courtesy of chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto Restaurant in New York City.Click here to see The ...


By Jonathan Waxman

Sensational Turkey Noodle Soup

Sensational Turkey Noodle Soup
3

Campbell's Kitchen gives us their recipe for sensational turkey noodle soup.


By Elyse Cromer

What is Turkey?

Turkey is a large, widely domesticated North American bird with white plumage and a bare, wattled head and neck. The name turkey was originally applied to an African bird now known as the guinea fowl, which was believed to have originated in Turkey. When the Europeans came upon the American turkey, they thought it was the same bird as the African guinea fowl, and so gave it the name turkey, although the two species are quite distinct. Turkeys are traditionally eaten at Christmas in Britain, ...