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Traeger Smoked Turkey

Traeger Smoked Turkey

By Traeger Kitchen

With a crispy outside and a juicy inside, the Traeger smoked turkey calls for simple spices and primal wood-fired flavor. Garlic, butter, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper combine to create an herbal rub to maximize flavor while you smoke the meat for 3-4 hours. Make sure to get an early start to begin smoking your Thanksgiving Turkey.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours

Pellets

Turkey Blend

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

8

Units of Measurement:
main
1/2 Pound butter
6 Clove garlic, minced
8 Sprig fresh thyme
1 Sprig fresh rosemary
1 Tablespoon cracked black pepper
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 (12 lb) whole turkey
This recipe serves:

8

Units of Measurement:
main
1/2 Pound butter
6 Clove garlic, minced
8 Sprig fresh thyme
1 Sprig fresh rosemary
1 Tablespoon cracked black pepper
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 (12 lb) whole turkey

Steps

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  • 1

    Set the grill temperature to 300°F 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°F 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°F in the thigh next to the bone, and 160°F in the breast. Traeger smoked turkey will continue to cook once taken off grill to reach a final temperature of 165°F in the breast.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 6

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

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