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:

1,150 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, 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:



  • Fat 77g 118%
  • Carbs 7g 2%
  • Saturated 17g 87%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 105g 209%
  • Cholesterol 357mg 119%
  • Sodium 811mg 34%
  • Calcium 127mg 13%
  • Magnesium 135mg 34%
  • Potassium 1,166mg 33%
  • Iron 7mg 38%
  • Zinc 9mg 59%
  • Phosphorus 912mg 130%
  • Vitamin A 91µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 52%
  • Niacin (B3) 37mg 183%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 148%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 41µg 10%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 96%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 27%
  • Vitamin K 75µg 94%
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