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Traditional Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

Traeger Kitchen


Traditional Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours

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The best Thanksgiving turkey recipe calls for simple spices & primal wood-fired flavor. Traeger is your recipe for success.

Ingredients

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8

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    Steps

    • 1

      Set the grill temperature to 300℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 2

      In a small bowl, combine softened butter with minced garlic, thyme leaves, chopped rosemary, black pepper and kosher salt.
    • 3

      Prep the turkey by separating the skin from the breast creating a pocket to stuff the butter-herb mixture in. Cover the entire breast with 1/4" thickness of butter mixture.
    • 4

      Season the whole turkey with kosher salt and black pepper. Optional: Stuff turkey cavity with Traditional Stuffing recipe. When ready to cook, set the grill temperature to 300℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 5

      Place turkey on the grill and smoke for 3-4 hours. Check the internal temperature, the desired temperature is 175℉ in the thigh next to the bone, and 160℉ in the breast. Turkey will continue to cook once taken off grill to reach a final temperature of 165℉ in the breast.
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    • 6

      Let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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