Rating: 4.86 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A quick and easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe with a twist! Cook turkey for a total of 13 minutes per pound.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
32
Yield:
1 16-pound turkey
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sprinkle sage and garlic powder over the entire turkey. Wrap turkey completely with bacon. Place turkey on a roasting rack and place roasting rack in a large baking dish. Pour water into the base of the dish.

  • Bake turkey in the preheated oven, basting every 45 minutes with juices in baking dish, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 48.7g; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 141.8mg; sodium 273.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Looks as good as it tastes. No basting. EASY for novice Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Delicious. I chopped sage and parsley into soften butter and refrigerated it. I put small pats of the herb butter under the skin. The bacon added more flavor, there was none of the bacon left and barely any turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
Take the bacon off and brown turkey at the end for 45 minutes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2021
I made some modifications. I used thick cut bacon that I picked up from a local butcher. I used bottled minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I also use a whole bone in turkey breast that I removed the skin from. The bacon provides more than enough fat to keep the turkey moist. I used applewood wood chips on my gas grill and slow smoked this at about 250-325 degrees for several hours until I reached an internal temp of 165 F. THIS WAS THE BEST TURKEY I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE! Perfectly moist and tender. Flavorful. Wonderful. Sublime. Served with homemade mac and cheese, Hawaiian dinner rolls, and finely chopped sauteed Brussel sprouts with bacon. Paired with a nice Italian Prosecco and a French Vouvray. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2018
I used an 8 pound bone in turkey breast and that worked just fine too. I didn't really taste the bacon in the turkey meat but it sure kept it moist. I had to cover it with foil in the last hour to prevent the bacon from getting too done but other than that I made as written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2019
It was easy to make and my husband LOVED it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Looks as good as it tastes. No basting. EASY for novice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2021
Always enjoy bacon wrapped anything,lol It says to baste and I have done both baste and no baste as Cheryl said, but basting is way way better Read More