Roasted turkey is a traditional and delicious holiday meal. Why not try one of these 9 unusual turkey recipes (that are also crazy awesome!) to shake up the menu?

Gobble, gobble, gobble! Roasted turkey is probably the most popular holiday meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re tired of the same old, same old – why not surprise your family and guests with a unique twist on your turkey dinner this year? Roasted turkey is traditional and delicious, but there are so many unique and unusual holiday turkey recipes to shake up the menu. You never know, after taking a look at these 9 recipes, you just might find a new family favorite!

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Just looking at this ancho scallion basted turkey, makes my mouth start watering.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Ancho Turkey Food and Wine

This turkey takes it home with sweet and savory.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Apple and Sage Turkey Food Network

You can find the recipe for this Adobo turkey and red chile gravy at Gourmet.com.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Adobo Turkey (Credit La Kocinera)

Calling all bacon lovers, check out this Maple-Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon, and Cornbread Stuffing from Tyler Florence.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Maple Roasted Turkey Food Network

For another southwestern spin on your Thanksgiving turkey, try this Mole roasted turkey with masa stuffing and chile gravy.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Recipes
Mole Roasted Turkey Epicurious

Impress your guests with this gourmet, Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey from Bobby Flay!

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No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Black Pepper and Pomegranate Turkey Food Network

If you’re a fruit lover, you’ll love this turkey with fruit and nut stuffing that includes prunes, apricots, raisins, currants, apples, cranberries, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and cashews.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Fruits and Nuts Martha Stewart

You’ve heard or beer can chicken, why not beer can turkey?

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Beer Can Turkey Serious Eats

This butterflied turkey with apple cranberry glaze on the Food network, gets rave reviews for its flavor.

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes
Apple Cranberry Glaze Turkey Food Network

Now it’s your turn to share – What is the best holiday turkey you’ve ever cooked or eaten?

Roasted turkey is a traditional and delicious holiday meal. Why not try one of these unusual turkey recipes (that are also crazy awesome!) to shake up the menu this Thanksgiving or Christmas? via @jeanabeena

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