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17 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

As Thanksgiving is getting closer, I’m sure that you are starting to plan your menu out. If your Thanksgiving will include a turkey as the main item, you have so many different options when cooking! I’ve got 17 delicious Thanksgiving turkey recipes that you can try out with your family!


Do you ever look around and wonder how time passed so quickly? That’s sort of how I feel about the progression from summer to winter — which seemed to happen overnight. I mean … weren’t we just swimming in Maine lakes and drifting off to the hum of window fans? I thought so. But really, we are nearly at Thanksgiving — the sort-of food holiday where we indulge whilst giving thanks for all our blessings.

My kids and I have so much to be thankful for … each other, our family and friends, our home, a job I love, schools where they are learning lots and also feel safe and an overall good life. We’re happy here in Maine, and getting to experience so much more than we did back in Connecticut. For instance, last weekend the kids began ice skating lessons. And soon, they will learn to ski and snowshoe.

How about you? What are you thankful for this year?

With Thanksgiving nearing, it’s also time to get thinking about what to make. And if you are looking for a fresh take on tradition, check out these delicious recipes for Thanksgiving turkey … I am drooling already.

17 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

1. Perfect Smoked Turkey | Source: Sweet C Designs

2. Roasted Lemon Rosemary Split Turkey Breast | Source: Sarah’s Cucina Bella

3. Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey | Source: Momma Lew

4. Paper Bag Turkey Cooking | Source: Ashlee Marie

5. Easy Roasted Lemon Pesto Turkey | Source: Sarah’s Cucina Bella

6. Brined and Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey | Source: Juggling Act Mama

7. Bacon Wrapped Turkey | Source: Family Frugal Fun

8. Crock-Pot Turkey | Source: Practical Stewardship

9. How to Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag Recipe | Source: Clever Housewife

10. Rosemary Lemon Roasted Turkey | Source: Diethood

11. Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey Recipe | Source: She Wears Many Hats

12. Sangria Glazed Turkey | Source: Food Done Light

13. Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter and Roasted Shallots Recipe | Source: Cookin’ Canuck

14. How to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey | Source: First Home Love Life

15. Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe | Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

16. Turkey Breast Slow Cooker Recipe | Source: Stockpiling Moms

17. Roast Turkey | Source: My Turn for Us


Thursday 20th of November 2014

I thought I had my Thanksgiving menu all planned out but now I'm tempted to change my mind after seeing all these amazing options! Definitely have to bookmark for next year!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Thursday 20th of November 2014

I never get tired of turkey. Thanks for all the tasty way to make it! They all look amazing!

Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

I hate to admit it but I haven't even thought about the turkey prep for next week. I really need to nail down a menu. Thanks for some fabulous ideas Sarah!

Jessica (Savory Experiments)

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Those are some beautiful birds! I can't wait to make a glorious turkey next week!


Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Great turkey roundup! I'm not usually the one making it though, that falls to one of my brothers or my mom and it's the same thing every year. Live a little!