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If you’re looking for the best Thanksgiving Turkey recipes, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites so you can entertain confidently this holiday season. 

Whether you’re looking for how to roast a whole turkey for a large gathering, how to roast a turkey breast for a smaller feast, or how to cook a turkey in the slow cooker, there’s something for everyone!

the best Thanksgiving turkey recipes collage

Easy, No-Fuss Thanksgiving Turkey from Tastes Better from Scratch 

easy no fuss Thanksgiving turkey

This is what we all want on Thanksgiving, right? There’s also a step-by-step tutorial on how to cook the perfect turkey, so Thanksgiving becomes much less stressful. 

Juicy Butter Herb Turkey by The Recipe Critic

herb butter turkey cut up on a platter

This turkey is stuffed with slices of citrus and apple and coated in an amazing herb butter. 

Roast Turkey Breast from Jessica Gavin

sliced roasted turkey breast

This is a great option if you have a smaller group to feed and don’t want a ton of leftovers. You still get that perfect crispy skin with this recipe!

Crockpot Turkey with Garlic Butter from The Recipe Rebel

whole turkey in a Crockpot

Yes, you can “roast” your turkey in a slow cooker and it’ll taste fantastic. Why not give this recipe a go if you want a more hands-off approach? 

Your Complete Turkey Roasting Guide from Vikalinka

roast turkey on a table

If roasting a turkey seems intimidating, this guide has plenty of useful tips & tricks and walks you through the process.

Oven Roasted Turkey from Self Proclaimed Foodie

photo of a damn good roast turkey

This classic roast turkey is super moist thanks to an apple cider brine. 

Butternut Squash Turkey Roulade from Cooking for Keeps

butternut squash turkey roulade

This elegant dish is easier to make than you’d think! Stuffing the roulade with pureed butternut squash and then baking it in a bath of chicken stock and apple cider not only gives the turkey tons of flavor, but also keeps it super moist and simultaneously creates a base for the apple cider gravy.

Butter Drenched & White Wine Roasted Turkey from How Sweet Eats

butter and wine roasted turkey

Butter and white wine… you can’t go wrong with this recipe. 😉

Brown Sugar Maple Glazed Turkey from Kevin is Cooking

maple glazed turkey for two sliced on a plate

This recipe is great if you’re only cooking for two, but there’s also instructions if you need to feed more, so no one will miss out! That glaze is irresistible. 

Spatchcocked Grilled Turkey from A Family Feast

spatchcock grilled turkey

If you want to try something a bit different, this recipe is for you! Removing the turkey’s backbone and “butterflying” it helps it cook quicker and more evenly. And just look at that crispy skin!

Roasting Bag Turkey Recipe from SuperGolden Bakes

roasting bag turkey

Roasting bags don’t just work for chicken recipes! It’s the least labour intensive way to roast a turkey, the results are pretty spectacular with minimal effort. And as a big plus, the cooking time is also cut down thanks to the roasting bag sealing in all the heat.

Juicy Roast Turkey with Maple Gravy from Diethood

sliced turkey with maple gravy on a platter

This temping recipe makes a juicy and moist turkey without any brining needed! 

Skillet Turkey with Bacon and White Wine from Pinch of Yum

turkey in a skillet with bacon and white wine sauce

This recipe had me at “bacon”… and it’s another nice alternative to roasting a whole bird!

Herb Butter Rotisserie Turkey from Foodie Crush

herb butter rotisserie turkey photo

This clever recipe frees up your oven for all the yummy Thanksgiving side dishes. Grilled turkey = perfection! 

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Chorizo, Cranberries, and Potatoes from Salt & Lavender

slices of bacon-wrapped turkey breast close-up

This is a one pan Thanksgiving dinner (believe it or not). Smoky chorizo, tender turkey breast, and potatoes make one yummy meal. 

Garlic and Herb Roast Turkey from What Should I Make For… 

garlic herb turkey with cider gravy on a plate

This turkey is dry-brined (so it’s nice and juicy), and it has an amazing cider pan gravy. Just look at that crispy skin!

Crockpot Turkey Breast from Jessica Gavin

Crockpot turkey breast and gravy

This is an easy dinner cooked effortlessly in a slow cooker for tender, juicy meat. The spice-rubbed turkey breast is served with homemade gravy. It’s great if you love lean turkey meat. 

Which one will you choose? 

Need some sides? Check out The Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

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