7 Inventive Ways to Cook a Turkey


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Do you have bland turkey complex? It’s no wonder you make all those amazing sauces to cover your Thanksgiving-day bird. This year, let’s take cardboard off the menu and make a turkey that stands out on its own. We’ve got seven inventive ways to cook a turkey that’ll breathe some life back into your Thanksgiving meal. We dare you to step away from tradition and try one of these fantastic recipes!

Deep Fried Turkey

Deep Fried TurkeySource: leitesculinaria.com

A deep fried turkey is rumored to be the best cooking method around, producing super crisp skin and tender, moist meat. So dust off your deep fryer and get ready for an awesome turkey this Thanksgiving.

Asian Spiced Turkey

Asian Spiced TurkeySource: aspicyperspective.com

Give your standard turkey a saucy makeover with Asian-rubbed spices for a fragrant, exotic Thanksgiving bird.

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Bacon-Wrapped TurkeySource: momtastic.com

Bacon makes everything taste better, and this bacon-wrapped roasted turkey is no exception!

Cajun-Roasted Turkey

Cajun-Roasted TurkeySource: averagebetty.com

Bring a taste of New Orleans to your table this Thanksgiving with a Cajun roasted turkey.

Brined Turkey

Brined TurkeySource: canyoustayfordinner.com

If your turkey is always dry, it’s time to try your hand at brining it. You’ll get moist and flavorful meat every time.

Maple Roasted Turkey

Maple Roasted TurkeySource: pictureperfectmeals.com

Pair this subtly sweet maple roasted turkey with spicy sausage stuffing for an amazing flavor combo, which is just yet another one of the many ways to cook a turkey this year.

Beer Roasted Turkey

Beer Roasted TurkeySource: seriouseats.com

A can of beer can do wonders for a bird, whether roasted, grilled, or smoked. Adding a can of beer brings a moistness and flavor that can’t be surpassed.

Looking for other ways to cook a turkey and more ideas in general? Then check out our food articles that are sure to put you in a Thanksgiving mood.

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