Top Rated Turkey Recipes

Non-Drowsy Turkey Brine
The turkey, the traveling, the tryptophan; let’s face it, there’s a lot of tiring elements to a typical Thanksgiving feast. To help liven up this year’s festivities, the “Cooking Cardiologist,” Dr. Richard Collins, has crafted an easy and affordable solution. Below is his recipe for a “Non-Drowsy Turkey,” which incorporates seasonally-appropriate Red Bull Red Editions (Cranberry flavor) into the brine. This recipe bodes particularly well for Friendsgiving-type celebrations. Click Here for More Brining Recipes
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I'm proud to say that I've never cooked a turkey the traditional way in my entire life. Here’s why: When you break down the whole bird into parts, you can cook each part in the most forgiving and painless way possible. Simply brine and smoke the breast and marinate and braise the legs, and boom — it's done! When it comes time to serve that bird, you’ll be the hero who cooked a juicy, tender Thanksgiving turkey that everyone will talk about for years to come. I’ll be damned if anyone cooks a whole turkey again after trying this process. — Adam SappingtonRecipes and Photos from HEARTLANDIA by Adam and Jackie Sappington. Copyright © 2015 by Adam Sappington and Jackie Sappington. Photography © 2015 by John Valls. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Jalapeño Jack Turkey Burgers
Lighten up your barbecue with turkey burgers on flat bread instead of buns. These Mexican-style burgers are flavored with chunky salsa and guacamole dip instead of cheese, making for a healthy game-day or everyday meal. Click Here to See More Turkey Burger Recipes
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For the traditionalists, sometimes all you want is a simple roasted turkey. We chose Freddy Vargas', of James Beard Award-winning Scarpetta in Beverly Hills, herb roasted turkey. He knows how to add flavor to a bird without overdoing it, with a brine of toasted spices and flavorful spice rub under the skin for roasting.
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Pulled Turkey Sandwiches
Add a little spice to your leftover Thanksgiving turkey with this pulled turkey sandwich recipe, complete with chipotle chile powder and Worcestershire sauce. This recipe comes from Butterball. Click Here to See More Sandwich Recipes
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Turkey Burger Recipe
These healthy turkey burgers are anything but boring. Topped with sliced red onion, ribbons of crisp cucumber, and fresh cilantro, this tasty turkey burger recipe is sure to be a hit at any cookout.
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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 sweetness. She recommends a Japanese Kamado smoker for this recipe, but even just roasted, the maple syrup brine does the bird justice.
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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 don’t believe in waiting for Thanksgiving to enjoy it. It’s an excellent way to feed a crowd at any celebration. And I believe dark meat and white meat are equally delicious, so I make sure I get some of both. Encourage your guests to do the same. And if you’ve never considered it before, you might try pulling the meat off the bird the same way you would when making pulled chicken to have pilled turkey sandwiches. They’re good, too. 
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Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars, chef Richard Blais developed this roasted turkey recipe for Dannon using their Oikos plain Greek nonfat yogurt. If you can’t get your hands on Dannon, any Greek yogurt will do. The yogurt-based glaze makes the perfect basting liquid and gives a sweet, tangy flavor to the turkey’s skin.
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There are about 1,000 combinations out there for matching up turkey, cheese, and bread. This recipe uses dill Havarti for its meltability and hint of herb-y sweetness, but you can try this with pretty much any other cheese and not go wrong. Either way, you'll have a superior turkey sandwich in the time it takes to preheat your broiler.
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Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey
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, caramelized shallot flavor.
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