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Turkey has long been the star of the Thanksgiving table. And some people have been using the same method for thawing, preparing and cooking their turkey forever. It might be time to mix it up. There are more ways to cook a turkey than you might know. If you're looking to keep it classic or try something new, here are 20-plus ways to cook turkey this holiday.
If you are wondering whether you should air-fry, oven-roast or deep-fry your turkey and have cleanup on the mind, consider pulling out your air fryer, especially if you're hosting a smaller Thanksgiving this year. By using an air fryer, you can have a well-seasoned, golden-brown turkey breast on the table in less than an hour.
It’s called “easy roast” because it takes only 20 minutes of active work before putting the turkey in the oven.
Do you like crispy skin on your turkey? Deep-frying may be the way to go. The herbs and quick frying leads to the best-ever skin on your bird.
Sometimes the best Thanksgiving recipes are the classic ones, like this herb-rubbed turkey, which uses a tried and true combination of sage and thyme.
This recipe will keep your turkey moist by using a bay leaf-infused honey glaze. Along with the pear chutney, there are so many great fall flavors incorporated in this turkey -- no basting needed.
There are a lot of things you didn't know you could make in your slow cooker, including a holiday turkey breast. This recipe will have a tender turkey on your dinner table in no time.
This turkey breast recipe keeps it simple with rubbed sage, seasoned salt (for a little kick!) and pepper.
Most people are used to coffee being their morning beverage of choice. But instead, use your favorite coffee to give your turkey rich flavor and deep color on the outer skin.
Want to have turkey on the table as quickly as possible? This recipe will allow you to do just that. Butcher your turkey the night before Thanksgiving, season it generously, and then bake it. Instead of hours, this cut-up turkey is on the table in about one hour on the holiday itself.
Americans across the map love celebrating Thanksgiving, but why not add flavors from other parts of the world to make a more delicious meal? This recipe takes its inspiration from Cuba thanks to bitter orange juice, plantains and sweet potatoes. Serve it with more regional Thanksgiving dishes.
Brine is essential for avoiding a dry turkey. This one incorporates ingredients that are typically used in some of the most iconic breakfast foods. The sweetness pairs well with the best potato recipes.
Let za'atar seasoning blend, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and garlic powder transport your taste buds from your Thanksgiving table all the way to Morocco. Carrots, onion, fennel and leeks are served on the side.
With this dish, you can make a great turkey and one of the best stuffing recipes for Thanksgiving. The sage in the stuffing will fill up your kitchen with an irresistible scent.
Love sweet and smoky flavors? This turkey is for you. These flavors are achieved with a mix of bourbon and maple syrup.
The bright citrus flavors will stand out with this turkey. It includes an entire orange, dried apricots and the zest of one lemon, which pair wonderfully with holiday cranberry dishes.
Turkey is always going to be the main attraction, and the pomegranate in this dish truly helps steal the show.
This recipe will make an aromatic holiday dinner for you and your family and will have the kitchen and dinner table smelling like rosemary.
This particular turkey is brined with bourbon, and the gravy incorporates an apple bourbon.
This dish includes a lot of aromatics such as apples, pearl onions, garlic cloves, rosemary and sage. Although turkey is often the star of holiday dishes, here are many other of the best holiday recipes.
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