Bacon Wrapped Turkey


Turkey wrapped in bacon is a quick and easy Thanksgiving recipe with a twist! Cook turkey for a total of 13 minutes per pound.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
1 16-pound turkey


  • ¼ cup dried sage

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 (16 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages bacon

  • 2 cups water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a roasting rack in a large baking dish.

  2. Sprinkle sage and garlic powder over entire turkey. Wrap turkey completely with bacon. Place turkey on the rack in the prepared baking dish. Pour water into the dish.

  3. Bake turkey in the preheated oven, basting every 45 minutes with juices in the 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 at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
19g Fat
1g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 506mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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