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Special Thanksgiving Tip: Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Special Thanksgiving Tip: Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

There’s no better way to dress your turkey than with bacon

If you’ve been looking for a new and creative way to serve your Thanksgiving turkey this year, we have an outside-the-box suggestion — why not wrap your entire turkey in crispy, salty bacon?

Start by washing the turkey inside and out and patting it dry. Rub the paste underneath the turkey breast, being careful not to tear the skin.

Once the turkey has been seasoned with the paste, put it in a roasting pan along with a few cups of water and cook it in a 500-degree oven for half an hour. Then, take the turkey out of the oven, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees, and cover the turkey in bacon slices (weaving them into a cross-hatch pattern if you like) until the entire bird is covered.

Then, cook the turkey until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 2 hours more.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.


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As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


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As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


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As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


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As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Bird

As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


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As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Bird

As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Bird

As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


Bacon-Wrapped Turkey: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Bird

As if Thanksgiving couldn't get any more decadent, this show-stopping bacon-wrapped turkey is the ultimate indulgence. The bacon blanket is not only impressive to look at, but it adds a deep, rich flavor and keeps the turkey incredibly moist. (It makes the gravy pretty tasty too!)


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