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bacon wrapped turkey

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Bring your Thanksgiving dinner to a new level with bacon wrapped turkey!! With crispy strips of bacon cooked to perfection atop juicy turkey, Thanksgiving will never be the same
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 11 pound turkey, giblets and neck removed
  • 1 apple
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Umami seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Chop onion, then rinse your fresh turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff turkey's cavity with thyme, rosemary and onion, then tie legs together with twine and tuck in the wings.
  • Melt butter, and combine with seasonings in a medium bowl, stirring until mixed. Spread the entire turkey with butter mixture.
  • Place turkey in a roasting pan, and then place strips of bacon on turkey. Weave slices of bacon together until fully covered.
  • Bake for 3 hours, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the turkey's thigh is 165°. Check bacon wrapped turkey after 2 hours and cover with foil if bacon is getting too dark.
  • Once finished cooking, let your turkey rest at room temperature until cooled enough to eat. Then carve away!


For a super juicy turkey, baste about every 20 minutes throughout cooking time to ensure juicy, moist turkey meat! Also, you can also use a baking sheet if you don't have a roasting pan.