The hubs and I hosted our very first Thanksgiving last year. I enjoyed making recipes from home – his grandma’s recipe for fruit salad, my aunt’s green bean casserole and mashed potatoes just like my grandma made them. Then it came time to make the turkey. There I was, 8 months pregnant, discovering what giblets were for the first time. Needless to say, the turkey quickly became my husband’s area of expertise. I do NOT have the gag reflex for turkey business.

Despite the rocky start, our turkey turned out absolutely delicious thanks to a Facetime session with my grandma and the brilliant idea to throw a bunch of chopped veggies and quartered lemons inside (see the vegetable medley below). This year we can’t wait to step up our bird game with one of these delicious ways stuff & season a Thanksgiving Turkey. ways to stuff a turkey

Delicious Ways to Stuff & Season a Thanksgiving Turkey

Classic Flavors

Cavity Stuffing
a large bunch of thyme,
one halved lemon,
one quartered onion,
and one head of garlic.

Seasoning Mixture
2 cloves chopped Garlic,
2 tsp rosemary,
1tbs sage,
1tsp chopped thyme leaves
2 tsp salt,
1 tsp pepper,
2 tbs olive oil,
the juice from 1/2 lemon. 
1 stick butter

Spread mixture between turkey skin and meat. 

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ways to stuff a turkey
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Vegetable Medley

Cavity Stuffing
one large sweet onion (quartered),
2 cups of chopped carrots,
1 cup chopped celery,
5 sprigs of thyme. 

Seasoning Mixture
2 cloves chopped Garlic,
2 tsp rosemary,
1tbs sage,
1tsp chopped thyme leaves
2 tsp salt,
1 tsp pepper,
2 tbs olive oil,
the juice from 1/2 lemon. 
1 stick butter

ways to stuff a turkey

Citrus Turkey

Cavity Stuffing
2 oranges quartered
1 lemon quartered
2 cup chopped apple

Seasoning Mixture
2tbs orange zest
2 tbs rosemary
1 tbs lemon juice
1 stick melted butter 

Be sure to check out our No Ordinary Bird: 9 Unusual Turkey Recipes for the Holidays for even more inspiration and delicious Thanksgiving turkey recipes.

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