You can expect great company and conversation over your Christmas dinner when you make one of these mouth-watering, juicy turkeys. Talk about a main course that'll blow everyone away!

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Buttermilk-Marinated Turkey with Onion Gravy

For a quick and inexpensive way to give your bird golden-brown skin and that moist taste, bathe your bird in buttermilk and hot sauce. It'll give it the succulent taste without pricy ingredients like butter, wine or fresh herbs.

Buttermilk-Marinated Turkey with Onion Gravy

Cherry-Chipotle Turkey Breast

Add a little kick to the traditional turkey with this cherry-chipotle mix. Cook a group of turkey breasts instead of the whole bird for a faster last-minute entrée.

Cherry-Chipotle Turkey Breast

Fresh Herb Grilled Turkey

Short on time? Have this flavorful dinner ready in an hour-and-a-half. Mix and match the herbs to your liking.

Fresh Herb Grilled Turkey

Roasted Turkey with Thyme Gravy

For a crispier bird, flip it over halfway through the roasting process. This allows both sides of the turkey to bronze and cook.

Roasted Turkey with Thyme Gravy

Smoked Turkey

If you're feeling adventurous, venture out into the cold and fire up that grill. Use a brined turkey for this recipe -- the extra moisture makes the longer cook time easier on the bird.

Smoked Turkey

Tandoori-Spiced Turkey with Cracked Pepper Gravy

This Indian-inspired dish is rubbed with spices and comes with a kick. Pull this recipe out if you're looking for a traditional taste with a daring twist.

Tandoori-Spiced Turkey with Cracked Pepper Gravy

Brined Dijon Turkey with Pan Gravy

Here's a great make-ahead bird. Carve the turkey, and plate with the gravy up to two days before for the moistest meat ever! Before sitting down to eat, just reheat.

Brined Dijon Turkey with Pan Gravy

Butter-Basted Turkey

If you're craving a traditional turkey dinner, look no more. Every bite of this buttery bird will melt in your mouth.

Butter-Basted Turkey

Grilled Turkey

Try this recipe for a large, informal group. Then, prepare it with your favorite spice rub for a tasty finish.

Grilled Turkey

Kiss-of-Lemon Roast Turkey

For the ultimate finish on a basic bird, try adding lemon to the mix. Tip: For a more flavorful stock, include the turkey wings.

Kiss-of-Lemon Roast Turkey

Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

For a seriously sweet entrée, add this turkey to the menu. The maple and apple flavors meld together perfectly.

Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy

Deep-Fried Turkey

Don't let the name confuse you -- there won't be a crispy coating on this bird. Deep-frying the turkey helps lock in the moisture without the heavy taste.

Deep-Fried Turkey

Bourbon-Glazed Barbeque Turkey

For a sweet twist on dinner, try this turkey. The bourbon-honey glazed outside mixes with a moist center for a crowd-pleasing finish.

Adam's Bourbon-Glazed Barbecue Turkey

Time for Dessert

We've gathered our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to set out for an after-dinner treat.

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