Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, which means it’s time to finalize your dinner menu. Do you know what turkey recipe you’ll be using? If not, here are 14 turkey dinner ideas that are perfect for your Thanksgiving feast! From roasted whole turkey to air fryer turkey breast, there’s something for everyone!
Bacon Wrapped Spatchcock Turkey with Veggies and Gravy
If you ask me, bacon makes everything better and this easy spatchcock turkey recipe is full of bold, buttery, bacon-y flavor! Roast a juicy turkey along with carrots and onions, then serve it with a hearty gravy on the side.
Epic Maple Smoked Turkey Recipe
Here’s another recipe that breaks the mold of a typical Thanksgiving turkey. A whole turkey is rubbed with a spicy maple spice blend, stuffed with citrus and then smoked with cherry wood and applewood on the grill. Crisp skin, juicy turkey meat and mind blowing flavor await with this easy recipe.
Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Brown Sugar and Whole Grain Mustard
This grilled turkey recipe only uses the tenderloin so it’s ideal for smaller gatherings. Flavored with brown sugar, whole grain mustard and smoked paprika, this succulent turkey is just begging to be served with mashed potatoes.
Herb Roast Turkey
A traditional roasted whole turkey slathered in herb butter! If you’re looking for a classic Thanksgiving day centerpiece for your meal, then this whole bird flavored with thyme, sage and rosemary is the recipe you need.
Crockpot Turkey Breast
This slow cooker turkey recipe only uses the breast meat and serves 4 to 6 people, which makes it another ideal choice for smaller Thanksgiving celebrations! The turkey meat is cooked with carrots and you can even add potatoes to the mix, so you’re basically cooking your main dish and a side with minimal effort.
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Here’s another way to make a stress-free Thanksgiving turkey: use your Instant Pot! In only a fraction of the time required for a traditional roasted turkey you can have tender, juicy turkey bread seasoned to perfection. Sign us up!
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe (No Brining!)
This is one of the recipes we tested before Joyful Healthy Eats was added to Smackeral and take it from us: this recipe is DA BOMB. An easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe that doesn’t require any brining and uses a flavorful herb butter tucked under the turkey skin to make a succulent Thanksgiving turkey. It’s seriously good!
BEGINNER Roasted Turkey for Thanksgiving
If you’re feeling intimidated by the idea of making a Thanksgiving turkey at home, then this step-by-step tutorial is exactly what you need. This beginners guide to “how to roast a turkey” has a simple method for getting a juicy, golden bird every time.
Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Breast
We’ve seen how to cook just the turkey breast in a crock pot, but how about the oven? If you don’t want to wait hours for a whole turkey to cook but still want the flavor from a roasted bird, this simple recipe is done in 90 minutes!
Air Fryer Turkey Breast
How’s about another Thanksgiving day hack? We’ve talked about the crockpot, we’ve talked about the Instant Pot. Now it’s time to put your air fryer to work for you! Make juicy turkey breast with the crispiest skin in an hour!
Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner with Turkey Roulade
Why not make your Thanksgiving turkey and the veggie sides to go with it all in the same pan? This simple sheet pan dinner idea lets you make your turkey, your vegetable side AND the stuffing at the same time!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this Thanksgiving turkey round-up! If you’re looking for even more Thanksgiving recipes, be sure to check out our recipe finder to browse literally thousands of ideas.