Easy Beginner's Turkey with Stuffing Recipe
This easy to make turkey is great for beginners, but experts will find it equally delicious. Adjust the cooking time for different sized birds.
This was the receipe my husband and I used the first year we celebrated Thanksgiving together. We love love love the stuffing. We have been using it for four years now and it never gets old. The only thing I do different is use wheat bread crumbs.
I cooked this for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. Not only did I get a good deal of compliments, but there was barely enough turkey left for leftovers the next day!
Thank you so much for making my very first Christmas dinner phenomenal! I never made a turkey before this and I must say it really gave me a major boost of confidence in my cooking skills. My nine-year-old even helped. She didn't want to put her hand inside for the stuffing, but did everything else with me. She could probably do it herself next time because it was so easy! Before rubbing the turkey exterior with veggie oil, I pierced it all over with a large fork to allow the spices to get in, then seasoned and "massaged" the exterior. The package of the turkey suggested adding strips of bacon to the exterior for additonal flavoring, which I did also. It was truly among the moistest turkeys I have ever eaten. Thank you for helping make my holiday the best I have had in years.
May I suggest that you CAN cover your Turkey with a brown paper shopping bag smeared with butter instead of using foil, I uncoveer the bird in the last 40 minutes of cooking I have done this for 30 years & always get a great golden bird that is not dry
The turkey is stuffed with quartered apples and onions, salt, coarse ground pepper, butter, and carbonated cola. Fresh garlic is rubbed all over the outside of the bird, and it's given a good sprinkle of seasoned salt. Ten hours in the smoker, and it's fabulously flavored with a heavenly hickory essence!
Turkey and stuffing like Grandma used to make. Sage adds a special pungent flavor to this simple recipe. Adjust the ingredients and cooking time as appropriate for different sized turkeys.