Roast Turkey Recipes

Allrecipes has more than 60 delicious recipes on how to roast turkey to perfection.

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A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Rating: 4.82 stars
541
Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and basted with turkey stock, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing.

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

Rating: 4.79 stars
1183
This recipe makes your turkey moist and full of flavor. You can also use this recipe for Cornish game hens, chicken breasts or roasting chicken. Select a turkey sized according to the amount of people you will be serving.

Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy

Rating: 4.88 stars
373
The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. One of the secrets to a moist, delicious, and beautiful turkey is spreading butter under the skin. You can season the butter any way you want; the possibilities are endless.

How to Cook a Turkey

Rating: 4.83 stars
160
The biggest myth in all of American cookery is that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. Even if this is your first time, don't play scared, this will work! There is nothing to fear but the fear of dry turkey itself.

Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way

Rating: 4.82 stars
2480
A simple, down to basics recipe when it comes to the good old tom turkey.

How Long to Cook a Turkey

How long you should cook your turkey depends on a few factors, but we have a chart with all the cook times you need plus other tips for a perfectly juicy bird.
By Vanessa Greaves

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

Rating: 4.84 stars
877
My grandmother and mother passed this recipe on to me. It changes just a little every year, because we've never written it down before. But it is always incredibly juicy and succulent!

Megaturkey

Rating: 4.56 stars
18
Yummy, moist, tasty turkey! I combined two of my favorite turkey recipes to make this one superb apple flavored roast turkey with stuffing.

Sherry's German Turkey

Rating: 4.71 stars
138
Give your Thanksgiving dinner a twist this year. You will be pleasantly surprised at the indescribable flavor of this turkey. Well, WOW comes to mind. I got the general recipe from a German friend of mine with an added twist of my own. I have had so many raves about my turkey that everyone now comes to my house on Thanksgiving. Definitely a crowd pleaser, there has never been left over turkey at my house. Thanks Evelyn :)

Herb-Glazed Roasted Turkey

Rating: 4.9 stars
128
The holiday season means it's Turkey Time. I could never figure out why so many people wanted to come over...until they confessed it was my recipe for turkey! Gobble, Gobble! I do not stuff the turkey. I make my own stuffing on the side and serve in a festive dish.

Salvadorian Roasted Turkey

Rating: 4.4 stars
10
My Salvadorian mother-in-law taught me this recipe, and it's become our family's favorite. I want everyone to enjoy it like we do!

Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy

Rating: 4.66 stars
311
A New England style turkey with maple syrup. It makes for a mellow Thanksgiving dinner. Try stuffing it with Cranberry, Sausage and Apple Stuffing. If fresh marjoram is unavailable, 2 teaspoons of dried marjoram may be substituted.
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Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy
Rating: Unrated
373
"The best turkey recipe ever! The seasoning was perfect, the skin was crisp to perfection, and the meat was moist! This is now my go-to turkey recipe." – ahill
How to Cook a Turkey
Learn how to roast a moist, tender bird with a beautiful magazine-cover look.

How to Cook a Turkey

Rating: 4.83 stars
160

The biggest myth in all of American cookery is that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. Even if this is your first time, don't play scared, this will work! There is nothing to fear but the fear of dry turkey itself.