Bacon Basted Turkey


Bacon Basted Turkey

Bacon Basted Turkey

Our Test Kitchen is busy creating new recipes using bacon, because its popularity has gone through the roof. Well, we've come up with a great spin on traditional turkey with our Bacon Basted Turkey, which offers a blend of traditional and new.


Cooking Time3 hr 40 min


  • 1 (12- to 14-pound) turkey, thawed, if frozen
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups hot turkey gravy

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I made this recipe this Thanksgiving using mrgerie 2645418's method, and it was the best of any turkey I have ever eaten. It was moist and flavorful.

Do you have more recipes where you use the grease from Bacon I don't have to fry bacon anymore but I cook with bacon grease a lot THANKS Hot Belly Bacon Grease I use bacon grease to cook corn bread grill steaks grill shrimp lots of vegetables love to fry squash in it to make a roux for gumbo beef tips beef stew crawfish pies etc I want to try some new recipes I love it and was very surprised that it's only calories per serving when I use it to season I know that it's a lot more calories when I make my gumbo but I make a huge pot at a time The kind that I use doesn't have any trans fats and I was shocked to see that it has NO salt I just love the bacon hickory flavor to things I just want to try some newRead More recipes Wish that I would have had this turkey recipe for the holidays but glad that I found it Thanks for sharing

All the bacon flavor is on the skin, and now days about 80% do not eat the skin. What I thought of last summer with a chicken, and I did this last Thanksgiving to my turkey, was to separate the skin from the breast and slid bacon strips under the skin all the way to the front and keep adding all the to the back of the bird. The bacon keeps the meat moist and adds a lot of flavor. I received a lot of complements on the recipe.


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