Smoked Turkey Recipes

Try a smoked turkey this Thanksgiving for perfectly moist and tender meat with a rich, complex flavor. Find turkey smoking recipes, cooking tips, and videos.

Staff Picks

Turkey in a Smoker

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a great recipe for smoked turkey. A barbecue grill is nearly impossible to cook a large bird. A smoker is best for this. I prefer hickory chips or hickory wood. Hickory generates a more even smokiness than other woods, and it does not matter whether the wood is green or seasoned. Mesquite, if not well seasoned, will generate a creosote type coating because of the sap that oozes out of the wood while cooking.

Out of this World Turkey Brine

Rating: 4.83 stars
Best brine for smoked turkey around. This recipe was given to me by my uncle. He is always smoking meat. EDITOR'S NOTE: This recipe uses canning or kosher salt, not table salt. Using table salt in this amount will make the brine too salty.

Easy Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4.57 stars
Smoked turkey is a delightful way to cook a turkey while relaxing. I know lots of people are a bit apprehensive about preparing their first smoked turkey. I have smoked over 100 and never has a bad one. The skin is beautifully tanned and the meat is so juicy.

How to Smoke a Turkey

Free up oven space and impart smoky flavor on your bird.
By Vanessa Greaves

Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is an easy to make recipe. I've tried numerous others using colas, fancy pans, etc., but none come out near as good as this. Keeping it simple is the best way. Be sure to use a high-quality charcoal, so that it will burn for a long time. Turkey will be moist tender and smoky!

Honey Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4.69 stars
Sweet and light, this is the easiest way to cook a big bird! It will be the best turkey you have ever had. The breast is moist and juicy, and the honey makes a great thin sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends and family do when I make it. I never have any leftovers! Enjoy!

Super Easy Smoked Turkey

Rating: 5 stars
Foolproof smoked turkey recipe with tender and juicy results!

Citrus Honey Brined Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4.67 stars
Wonderfully moist and tender turkey!

Quick Smoked Turkey

Rating: 4 stars
Smoked turkey when you don't have a lot of time, say like 6 hours or more.

Brenda Kaye's Smoked Turkey

Rating: 5 stars
Delicious smoked turkey that your family will beg you to make year after year! The holidays just aren't right in my family without it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Smoked Turkey
Rating: Unrated
Smoking a turkey is surprisingly easy, and adds great flavor to the meat. Bonus: it also frees up the oven for the pies!
How to Cook Smoked Turkey Legs
Whether you have a smoker or not, you can get those fair-style smoked turkey legs at home using this easy method.