Bacon-Wrapped 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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10
Servings
962
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 10-pound turkey
  • 1 Cup poultry seasonings
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Pound bacon, sliced into thin strips

Directions

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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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
69g
100%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
77%
Cholesterol
262mg
87%
Protein
76g
100%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
4µg
69%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
26%
Vitamin K
76µg
95%
Calcium
114mg
11%
Fiber
0.9g
3.4%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
32µg
8%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
102mg
26%
Monounsaturated
38g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
27mg
100%
Phosphorus
671mg
96%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
872mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
38.2%
Sodium
664mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.3%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
43%

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