Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Wrap Your Turkey
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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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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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Calories per serving:

344 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 28 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 21 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 49 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 15 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 2 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 47 mg
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 1 µg
  • Folate, food 1 µg
  • Folate, total 3 µg
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 7 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 171 mg
  • Potassium, K 87 mg
  • Retinol 15 µg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 953 mg
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Thiamin 5 mg
  • Water 32 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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