Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And what’s the star of the show? You guessed it – the glorious, golden-brown centerpiece that graces our tables, the iconic Thanksgiving turkey! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie to the culinary scene, take a look to those turkey recipes, ranging from the timeless roasted turkey to innovative options like spatchcocked preparations and baked alternatives.

Brined Whole Turkey

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Learn how to prepare a juicy, tender whole turkey and get valuable tips on easy carving for Thanksgiving. Choose fresh over frozen, brine for flavor, and consider two smaller turkeys for quicker cooking. Enjoy a fuss-free holiday meal. Get the recipe: Brined Whole Turkey.

Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade

Freshly slow roasted turkey roulade.
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Enjoy a Sage and Rosemary Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade, a perfect Thanksgiving alternative. Wrapped with turkey skin and slow-roasted, it’s juicy and flavorful. Seasoned with sage, rosemary, garlic, and spices for a delicious centerpiece. Get the recipe: Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade.

Mexican Turkey

Mexican turkey with potatoes and thyme on the side.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

Savor Mexican pavo, a tender, slightly smoky turkey. Its secret is the traditional adobo sauce, infusing the meat with Mexican flavors. Novice cooks can prepare a stress-free family dinner. Whether turkey or chicken, it shines on your holiday table. Get the recipe: Mexican Turkey.

Spatchcock Turkey with Dry Brine

Spatchcock turkey with slices of orange on the side.
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Discover how to make a juicy roast turkey with crispy skin in just 90 minutes using a flavorful dry brine. Spatchcocking ensures even cooking, while the dry brine adds zest. It’s a holiday table star. Get the recipe: Spatchcock Turkey with Dry Brine.

Roasted Turkey Legs

Various roasted turkey legs on a plate with garnish on top.
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Experience tender, juicy turkey legs with crispy skin, a burst of flavors, and a sprinkle of nostalgia. Infused with love and robust spices, these roasted turkey legs are perfect for any gathering. Get ready to enjoy. Get the recipe: Roasted Turkey Legs.

Baked Turkey Wings

Baked turkey wings on top of rice with garnish on top.
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Enjoy a newfound love for turkey with this tender, flavorful recipe. Tender turkey wings, aromatic seasonings, and softened vegetables make this a family favorite. Perfect for a year-round turkey delight. Get the recipe: Baked Turkey Wings.

Spatchcock Turkey with Herb Butter

Spatchcock turkey with herb butter and with thyme and rosemary on the side.
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Spatchcocking, or removing the backbone for a flattened turkey, ensures even cooking, crispy skin, and juicy meat. This method saves time, ready in just 90 minutes. Try it. Get the recipe: Spatchcock Turkey with Herb Butter.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Sliced instant pot turkey breast with vegetables on the side.
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Master a delightful Thanksgiving turkey with this recipe. With savory spices and a built-in gravy, it’s perfect for small gatherings. Enjoy your unique food traditions! Get the recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Breast.

Maple Glazed Turkey with Gravy

Whole maple glazed turkey with gravy and various fruits on the side.
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Experience a holiday favorite with the best maple-glazed turkey. This roasted turkey is brined for flavor and moisture, dried for crispy skin, and basted with a buttery maple glaze. Perfect for your Thanksgiving! Get the recipe: Maple Glaze Turkey with Gravy.

Dry Brined Spatchcock Turkey

Juicy dry brined spatchcock turkey with various fruits on the side.
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Uncover the secret to a perfect Thanksgiving turkey with this easy spatchcocking method. By removing the backbone and flattening the bird, you’ll have a juicy, flavorful turkey ready in just 90 minutes. Get the recipe: Dry Brined Spatchcock Turkey.

Pumpkin, Spice & Everything Nice: Irresistible Fall Desserts

A whole pay de calabaza.
Photo Credit: Maricruz Avalos Flores.

These recipes bring the cozy vibes to your kitchen, featuring pumpkin-spiced treats like velvety pies and aromatic cookies. Enjoy the magic of fall with these delicious desserts! Go to Fall Desserts.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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