6 Flavor Twists on Turkey

Add oomph to the classic turkey this Thanksgiving by flavoring it inside and out using our six different combinations.
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Add oomph to the classic turkey this Thanksgiving by flavoring it inside and out using our six different combinations.

The Main Event

Use our Classic Roast Turkey recipe, then make it your own with one of our six flavor combos. We're breaking each one down, so you'll know exactly what to put under the skin, inside the cavity and on top of the roasted bird!

Classic Roast Turkey

Classic Roast Turkey

Buffalo-Spiced Turkey

Under the skin: 6 tbsp. soft butter mixed with 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves and 1/2 tsp. celery salt.

In the cavity: 2 ribs celery and 2 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces.

On the roasted bird: 1 tbsp. hot sauce mixed with 1 tbsp. EVOO

Buffalo-Spiced Turkey

Little Italy Turkey

Under the skin: 2 tbsp. EVOO mixed with 2 tbsp. chopped rosemary.

In the cavity: Sliced garlic, Parmesan rind.

On the roasted bird: EVOO; sprinkle with chopped oregano and thyme.

Little Italy Turkey

Latin Lover Turkey

Under the skin: 4 tbsp. soft butter, 2 oz. thinly sliced chorizo and 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro.

In the cavity: 2 sliced limes, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 2 crushed garlic cloves.

On the roasted bird: EVOO; sprinkle with cilantro.

Latin Lover Turkey

South of France Turkey

Under the skin: 8 thin lemon slices.

In the cavity: 2 sliced shallots, 2 sliced lemons, 2 sprigs tarragon.

On the roasted bird: EVOO; sprinkle with finely chopped marjoram and rosemary.

South of France Turkey

Cranberry-Glazed Turkey

Under the skin: 4 tbsp. soft butter mixed with 2 tbsp. chopped sage.

In the cavity: 1 orange and 1 onion, chopped.

On the roasted bird: Boil down 2 cups cranberry juice to 1/2 cup. Brush on 2 tbsp. (use the rest in gravy).

Cranberry-Glazed Turkey

Maple-Apple-Bacon Turkey

Under the skin: 4 oz. thinly sliced bacon in a single flat layer.

In the cavity: 2 sliced shallots, 1 sliced apple, 1/2 bunch parsley.

On the roasted bird: 2 tbsp. melted butter mixed with 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Maple-Apple-Bacon Turkey

Gravy to Match

Start with an easy pan gravy recipe then upgrade it to match your turkey flavors.

Classic Pan Gravy

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Turkey Recipes

Whether you're looking for the perfect classic turkey recipe or something more adventurous this Thanksgiving holiday, one of these recipes is sure to be the perfect bird for you.

Tandoori-Spiced Turkey with Cracked Pepper Gravy

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