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Our 12 Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

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Our best Thanksgiving turkey recipes are all in one place. Either an impressive-looking, juicy roast or a simpler recipe using other turkey parts, you will undoubtedly find your next favorite recipe here.

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! And what would it be without turkey, the centrepiece of any serious Thanksgiving dinner? But, of course, it doesn’t always have to be a whole bird; there are always plenty of other equally delicious options.

Turkey has always been a hugely popular item on our blog; our readers love the recipes, so why not put them all together in one place so that they are easy to find. So have a look, search for your next Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

Best Turkey Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Dutch Oven Turkey

Cooking turkey in a Dutch oven is truly the quickest, most delicious way I found to cook a whole turkey. We love this recipe so much; I make it regularly, not only for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Dry brined turkey, moist and flavorful with crispy skin and served with a fantastic gravy.

sliced turkey breast, drumsticks and thighs on a platter

Dutch Oven Turkey
Dutch oven turkey: the easiest, quickest way of roasting a whole turkey. Incredibly moist and flavorful meat, crispy skin, everything you could wish for in a turkey.
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2. Turkey with Red Wine

Another impressive-looking way of cooking a whole turkey. Perfectly roasted bird with red wine gravy made with pan drippings. A fool-proof, easy recipe that will impress the guests!

turkey served with oranges, pomegranate and salad leaves

Turkey with Red Wine Recipe
Perfectly roasted turkey with red wine gravy made with the pan drippings. A fool-proof, easy recipe for roasted turkey with sauce that will impress the guests!
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3. Dutch Oven Turkey Breast

If cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving is too much for you, here is an easy and incredibly flavorful alternative: cook a turkey breast in a Dutch oven on the stove.

turkey breast cooked in the dutch oven with sauce

Dutch Oven Turkey Breast
Dutch oven turkey breast braised with apples in a creamy sauce, a delicious alternative to a whole Thanksgiving turkey.
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4. Easy Turkey Chop Recipe (with Balsamic Sauce)

A dish fit for any celebration! This is a beautiful-looking dish; the flavours are rich and exciting, making this turkey chops recipe perfect for serving guests.

overhead view of a plate with turkey breast and roasted vegetables.

Easy Turkey Chop Recipe (with Balsamic Sauce)
Delicious turkey chop recipe with balsamic sauce served with roasted vegetables and balsamic red wine sauce, an effortless way of having Thanksgiving dinner ready in less than one hour.
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5. Blueberry Turkey Breast

Amazing blueberry turkey breast roasted in a cast-iron skillet, tender, and served with a delicious berry sauce. This is one of those few recipes found online that I have to cook immediately. And it was well worth it!

blueberry turkey breast in cast iron

Blueberry Turkey Breast
Amazing blueberry turkey breast roasted in a cast-iron skillet, tender, and served with a delicious berry sauce.
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6. Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast

Learn a basic method for cooking boneless breast with crispy skin and moist, tender meat. And make a fantastic sauce with the roasting juices.

oven roasted turkey breast

Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
Slow-roasted turkey breast – a basic method for boneless breast with crispy skin and moist, tender meat. Make a delicious sauce with roasting juices.
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7. Oven Slow-Cooked Turkey Leg

This is our favorite way of cooking a whole, huge turkey leg: slow-roasted in the Oven until the meat falls off the bone and the skin is crispy. Served with the gravy made with the vegetables you cooked with the bird and some oven potato wedges – a perfect festive meal!

slow cooked turkey leg recipe

Oven Slow-Cooked Turkey Leg
I can't think of a tastier and easier way of cooking turkey with tender meat and crispy skin than this turkey leg slow-cooked in the oven.
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8. Oven-Roasted Turkey Thigh (with Potatoes)

An all-in-one recipe, meat served with potatoes and pumpkin all cooked on a sheet pan. Another super easy roast recipe that involves the minimum effort on your side. Clean and cut some potatoes and pumpkin, put the meat and the veggies in the Oven, and wait for them to be cooked.

crispy skinned turkey thigh on a platter.

Oven-Roasted Turkey Thigh (with Potatoes)
Oven-roasted turkey with potatoes and pumpkin, this dish would make a delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas main dish. An easy-to-make tray bake meal.
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9. How to Cook Turkey Legs (in the Oven)

Tender turkey leg roasted in the Oven and served in a divine sauce with vegetables; this recipe makes a perfect festive meal despite being easy to cook. Great for any time of the year, actually!

small image of sliced meat with potatoes and shallots.

How To Cook Turkey Legs in the Oven
A whole juicy turkey leg roasted in the oven and served with a divine sauce with vegetables.
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10. Roasted Turkey Drumsticks

Roasting turkey drumsticks has never been easier or more delicious! Tender meat, smothered in the most incredible smooth sauce made with roasting juices and vegetables,  this is one of my favorite ways of cooking turkey legs.

close up round platter with two turkey drumsticks and cooked vegetables.

How to Cook Turkey Drumsticks
Roasted turkey drumsticks, tender meat, crispy skin, and delicious gravy included. Cooking drumsticks in the oven couldn't be easier.
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11. Baked Turkey Wings Recipes

You might think just baking wings might not be celebratory enough? Don’t think that! These crispy wings are so amazing; they are definitely a perfect fit for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

oven baked turkey wings in a roasting tin

Baked Turkey Wings Recipe
Crispy baked turkey wings recipe, comforting and incredibly delicious! Learn how to bake turkey wings in an easy, fuss-free manner!
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12. Stewed Turkey

Serving stew for Thanksgiving is not traditional, but you could give it a try! This is the best turkey stew you could possibly make, and it would be fantastic if served with a more traditional Easy Cornbread in the Cast Iron Skillet.

turkey stew in a white pot with onions and carrots

Stewed Turkey
The best stewed turkey recipe! Tender slow-cooked turkey thigh pieces in a comforting onion and vegetable sauce, this is the perfect winter stew!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed our 12 Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes and that you’ve found something you would like to cook soon!