40 Roast Turkey Recipes for Your Holiday Feast

40 Roast Turkey Recipes for Your Holiday Feast

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'Tis the season for roast turkey, but also for learning new and delicious techniques for how to cook a turkey.  From turkey brine recipes, to smoking and deep frying tips, we've got plenty of mouth-watering turkey recipes to help you cook the perfect bird.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey

Prosciutto-Wrapped TurkeyCrispy skin is the best, but Giada takes it one step further by covering her bird with a thin layer of salty cured prosciutto. But there’s more delicious flavour once you cut inside. Giada dry-brines her bird with salt, thyme, pepper flakes and lemon zest. The result is mouthwatering bird that has absorbed all that fresh flavour.

Get the recipe for Giada De Laurentiis’ Prosciutto-Wrapped Turkey

Cider Brined Turkey with Maple Cider Glaze

Cider Brined Turkey with Maple Cider GlazeThe key to a tender, moist and flavourful bird is making time for brining. The night before your feast, make this sweet and salty mixture of apple cider, brown sugar, salt, peppercorns, garlic, bay leaves, oranges, shallots, parsley, sage and thyme. Let your bird bathe in this concoction overnight for maximum flavour infusion. Then roast as normal and get ready for compliments!

Get the recipe for Rachael Ray’s Cider Brined Turkey with Maple Cider Glaze

Brined Rosemary Crusted Turkey with Pan Gravy

Brined Rosemary Crusted Turkey with Pan GravyThey key to a good brine is the perfect proportions of sugar and salt. Too little and it won’t tenderize your meat. Too much and your meat will be too salty. Thank goodness for this beautiful rosemary brine recipe, which will help you create a perfectly moist and seasoned bird.

Get the recipe for Brined Rosemary Crusted Turkey with Pan Gravy

Spicy Turkey Breast

Spicy Turkey BreastThe weather outside is chilly, so bring some heat to your holiday table with a spicy Italian turkey. Each turkey breast is filled with spicy cornbread and sausage stuffing that gets a hint of heat from Calabrian chili paste. Tie it all together with butcher’s twine before roasting. Slice into rounds for a beautiful presentation that delivers a little stuffing and turkey with each serving.

Get the recipe for Giada De Laurentiis’ Spicy Turkey Breast

Fried Turkey Legs

Fried Turkey LegsDeep fried turkey is a southern holiday classic, but if you don’t have the set-up for a whole bird, you can make this delicious version inside, with a table-top deep fryer. Soak your turkey legs in buttermilk before for maximum flavour and tenderness. Then dredge in a flavourful flour mixture and fry away!

Get the recipe for Ayesha Curry’s Fried Turkey Legs

Cajun Brined Turkey Two Ways

Cajun Brined Turkey Two WaysThis Southern-style turkey is simply unforgettable. The process starts two days ahead of time with a salty, spiced brine guaranteed to give you a tender, flavourful bird. Break out the barbecue and give your bird even more depth by smoking it on a charcoal grill. Applewood or hickory chips are ideal.

Get the recipe for Bobby Flay's Cajun Brined Turkey Two Ways

Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage Smoked Bacon and Cornbread Stuffing

Maple Roasted Turkey with Sage Smoked Bacon and Cornbread StuffingIf you're looking for a recipe that will kick your holiday dinner into overdrive, this inventive recipe for roast turkey with succulent strips of maple bacon laid over top is the answer. Accompanied by a down-home stuffing, this is a flavourful festive combo loaded with Southern charm.

Get the recipe for Tyler Florence's Maple Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing

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