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

Recipe Summary

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 97% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 141.8mg 47% DV; sodium 273.5mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2019
Looks as good as it tastes. No basting. EASY for novice Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 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: 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
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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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