6 tasty ways to prepare a turkey

Roasting a turkey isn’t as daunting as you may think. Try one of these juicy recipes for your next holiday dinner.

By Amy Valm

6 tasty ways to prepare a turkey

Photo: Erik Putz

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Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy

Not only is the turkey skin drenched in a savoury mixture of butter, lemon and thyme, the inside is infused with a whole lemon, onion and fresh sprigs of thyme. Get the recipe: Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey with Cider Gravy

plate of thanksgiving foods including turkey, cranberry and stuffingPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Roast Turkey Breast with Bacon-Cranberry Chutney

If you’re expecting a smaller crowd or want to have more time with the family, this simple roast comes together in just one hour. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Roast Turkey Breast with Bacon-Cranberry Chutney

Roasted turkey breast in a baking dish with apple and cranberry chutneyPhoto: Sian Richards

Butterflied Roast Turkey with Gravy

This juicy turkey is seasoned with thyme and sage and has perfectly browned skin. Bonus: It cooks in half the time. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Butterflied Roast Turkey with Gravy

Roasted turkey sliced up on a plate with stuffing, cranberry sauce and roasted squashPhoto: Erik Putz

Honey and Herb Turkey

Honey and herbs come together to create this mouth-watering turkey. It’s sweet and fragrant—just watch it disapear before your eyes. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Honey and Herb Turkey

Roasted turkey with fresh sage and lemon wedgesPhoto: Sian Richards

Easiest Roast Turkey and Gravy

Cooking a turkey isn’t something to be intimidated by, but if you’re nervous of the herbs and spices and rubbing them between breast and skin, this is a simple fix. Coating the turkey with a brine of salt and brown sugar and leaving it overnight in the fridge creates a juicy flavour explosion every time. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Easiest Roast Turkey and Gravy

Perfectly golden turkey on a plate with fresh herbs and figsPhoto: John Cullen

Herb and Garlic Turkey

We’re all for adding garlic to turkey. This recipe is simple but a crowd-pleaser—fresh herbs, butter and garlic infuse the bird with loads of delicious flavour. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Herb and Garlic Turkey

Turkey on a plate with fresh sage and grapesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Dec 12, 2017