Looking for a great recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey? Here are my favorite roast turkey recipes. A special family dinner or holiday meal deserves a very special bird, and these are some of my favorites.
Brined Turkey Breast Image © Diana Rattray
Brine makes this turkey breast more flavorful and tender.
Photo of Basic Roast Turkey © Diana Rattray
I used fresh sage leaves to make this basic roasted turkey look extra-special, but basil leaves could be substituted.
Herb Roasted Turkey Image © Diana Rattray
Turkey is roasted with a mixture of herbs and olive oil under the skin and all over the bird. Use small amounts of dried herbs along with the fresh herbs for more flavor. I used fresh dill, rosemary, and chives, along with about 1/2 teaspoon each of dried leaf marjoram and thyme.
Orange Glazed Turkey Breast Image © Diana Rattray
This flavorful turkey breast is compact and delicious, and it's perfect for a small family. Or, roast this turkey breast for the great sandwiches and leftovers you'll have for a few days.
Easy Turkey Brine Image © Diana Rattray
A dry turkey is a big disappointment, and most people agree that a simple brine helps make a juicier, tastier holiday turkey. Water, salt, sugar, and herbs make up this basic, easy brine for turkey.
Roast Turkey With Giblet Gravy Image © Diana Rattray
You can glaze this turkey with a plum or red currant jelly glaze the last 20 minutes of roasting time.
Turkey Image © Diana Rattray
Here's a flavorful maple-glazed turkey for Sunday dinner or a special holiday meal. Serve this turkey with mashed potatoes, tossed salad, and your favorite side vegetable or vegetable casserole.