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10+ Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

There's no denying turkey is the main event of the holiday meal. Make one of our best-loved Thanksgiving turkey recipes to ensure it is spectacular.

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Apple-Sage Roasted Turkey

“A hint of apple flavour gives a slightly sweet spin to a holiday dinner’s main event. The lovely aroma wafting from your kitchen as this turkey cooks will have everybody talking.” —Suzy Horvath, Milwaukie, Oregon

Get the recipe for Apple-Sage Roasted Turkey.

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Turkey Breast Tenderloins with Raspberry Sauce

“Sweet and tangy raspberry sauce is a perfect complement to versatile turkey tenderloins. In fact, the sauce is so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it with a spoon.” —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Get the recipe for Turkey Breast Tenderloins with Raspberry Sauce.

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Roasted Sage Turkey with Vegetable Gravy

“There’s no prep like home-style when roasting the big bird. Instead of sage stuffing with turkey, fill this bird with fresh sage and thyme sprigs for the same delicious flavours.” —Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Roasted Sage Turkey with Vegetable Gravy.

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Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

“I’ve tried fancy stuffing recipes for our holiday bird, but none hits the spot like my mother’s simple mixture of bread, eggs and caramelized vegetables. Have it on any holiday.” —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Get the recipe for Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey.

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Maple-Sage Brined Turkey

“When the leaves start turning, it’s turkey time at our house. We use maple-sage brine to help brown the bird and make the meat incredibly juicy.” —Kim Forni, Laconia, New Hampshire

Get the recipe for Maple-Sage Brined Turkey.

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Happy Orange Turkey

“Here’s the perfect centrepiece for your Thanksgiving feast. Champagne and oranges flavour this special bird that will become one of your favourite turkey recipes ever.” —Tara Baier, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Happy Orange Turkey.

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Thyme Roasted Turkey

Thyme Roasted Turkey

“It’s easy for flavours to get lost when using too many seasonings together. When in doubt, a simple combination of butter and fresh thyme captures the essence of Thanksgiving for a classic turkey dinner.” —Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana

Get the recipe for Thyme Roasted Turkey.

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Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy

“Ease the holiday time crunch with a make-ahead turkey recipe that’s ready to serve when you are. It’s a great choice for potlucks, too.” —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Make-Ahead Turkey and Gravy.

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Marinated Thanksgiving Turkey

“My family enjoys this Thanksgiving turkey because it cooks up tender, tasty and golden brown. Build up flavour by marinating the meat, then grill it to add a tempting barbecued flavour.” —Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Get the recipe for Marinated Thanksgiving Turkey.

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Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze

“I prepare turkey with a taste of Canada in mind. The sweet maple flavour comes through even in the breast meat. You may start to notice it’s caramelized colour after about 2 hours. That’s when I cover it loosely with foil while it finishes cooking. The meat will stay tender and juicy.” —Suzanne Anctil, West Vancouver, British Columbia

Get the recipe for Roasted Turkey with Maple Cranberry Glaze.

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Turkey in a Pot

“I use this recipe often as an easy Sunday dinner idea. The turkey breast has a holiday feel when served with the cranberry gravy seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice.” —Lois Woodward, Okeechobee, Florida

Get the recipe for Turkey in a Pot.

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