Turkey Recipes

Gobble up turkey year-round with these delicious recipes! Lean and healthy, find ground turkey recipes for meatballs and burgers, shred turkey breasts for chili and casseroles, or put together an aromatic brine for that leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat destined to feature in great sandwiches, tacos, meat sauces, and more.

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How to Make Easy Turkey Stock

Before Thanksgiving, follow our step-by-step guide and prepare a homemade batch of turkey stock to use for a rich pan gravy. Be sure to save the turkey bones from that delicious turkey you made using our exclusive downloadable turkey guide.

Perfect Roast Turkey 101

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This recipe yields a plump and regal roast turkey, with crisp, golden-brown skin and an aroma to match.

Roast Turkey with Herb Butter

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Getting a great-tasting turkey on the Thanksgiving table is easier than you might think. Here, the bird is rubbed with a flavorful mixture of butter and fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme before going into the oven. Use the roasted vegetables and turkey neck to make Rich Gravy.

Turkey Brine

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Keeping your bird juicy isn't that hard—all you need is the right seasoning and a really large fridge. Brining is the first step in our roasted turkey recipe.

Ground Turkey Tacos

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Ground turkey is sautéed with chopped onion, chili powder, tomato paste, and chicken broth in these easy, family-friendly tacos. Stuff them into hard taco shells and top with all the fixings—sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar cheese, and shredded lettuce.

Creamy Leftover-Turkey-and-Rice Soup

Put a light, fresh spin on Thanksgiving leftovers with a speedy riff on avgolemono, the classic Greek chicken soup. Egg yolks add creaminess to turkey stock, while lemon juice brightens the flavor, and cooked rice and shredded meat fill out every spoonful.
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Turkey-Pastrami Croque-Madame Casserole

Sunny-side-up eggs shine atop this cheesy casserole recipe inspired by the classic French sandwich. We used turkey pastrami, but you can of course go traditional and sub in ham.

Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey

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Brined to retain moisture, then basted with butter and wine while roasting, this turkey, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, is golden and juicy. The bird is brined for 24 hours, so leave plenty of time for this recipe. If you don't brine yours, skip steps one and two.

Stuffed Turkey Breast

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Learn how to make this delicious and impressive turkey main, which is filled with our Sausage and Sour-Cherry Stuffing. It's the perfect recipe to make for Thanksgiving in lieu of the traditional roast turkey.

Roast Turkey Breast

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No matter how you slice it, this turkey can be used in a variety of ways. Serve it for Thanksgiving, sliced over salad, or thinly sliced and pressed between hearty Italian bread for a delicious sandwich.

The Rachel Sandwich

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This delicious sandwich recipe—which layers sliced roasted turkey bread, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and creamy coleslaw—is courtesy of Chris Schlesinger.

Turkey Monte Cristo

Rating: 3.11 stars
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If you like French toast and grilled cheese, you'll love a Monte Cristo. This sandwich is usually pan-fried, but baking it instead means you can use less butter and make several at the same time.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Properly Brining a Turkey
Giving your Thanksgiving bird a bath in salt water isn't complicated, but there a few things to know before you start the brining process. Here, we outline exactly how to brine a turkey for delicious results. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
Enjoy These Panini and Grilled Sandwich Recipes Any Time of the Day
Enjoy all kinds of warm and toasty variations on grilled cheese sandwiches and Italian panini recipes. Try croque monsieurs, grilled vegetable panini, Reubens, and more. Every sandwich and panini recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite soup or salad.

Turkey Caesar Sandwich

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Freshly made caesar dressing turns a run-of-the-mill turkey sandwich into something special. It's sure to upgrade your weekday lunch.