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Super Easy Smoked Turkey

Jill C

"Foolproof smoked turkey recipe with tender and juicy results!"
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7 h 55 m servings 773 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 12-pound turkey)

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  1. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Rub salt all over and inside turkey. Let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). If your smoker is equipped with a water pan, fill it.
  3. Rinse salt off turkey and pat dry with paper towels. Return to roasting pan and baste with melted better. Cover with aluminum foil and place in smoker.
  4. Cook for about 3 hours; remove aluminum foil. Continue to cook, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey thigh reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove turkey from the smoker and tent with aluminum foil. Let it rest in a warm area before slicing, 45 to 60 minutes.


  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 773 calories; 42.9 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 90.7 g protein; 295 mg cholesterol; 5914 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have made this in our smoker multiple times - in the backyard, up in the mountains while camping off grid, at my mom's, etc. Seriously, the easiest turkey recipe ever. A few tips - I use A...

I used pineapples and onions that I placed inside the , injected it with garlic and butter with herbs and smoked for 6 hours at 230. The seasonings is what topped it off