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Step Up Your Holiday Dinner Game with 7 Interesting Whole Roast Turkey Recipes

When turkey aromas fill the kitchen, it’s a sure sign that the holidays are upon us. We all love a good family whole roasted turkey recipe, but if you want to put a twist on the traditional dish and try something a bit different this year, you’ve come to the right place! Whole turkeys come in a variety of sizes and we’ve put together a list of one-of-a-kind whole roasted turkey recipes that are sure to ‘spice things up’ in your kitchen this holiday season:


  1. Miso Orange Glazed Turkey

This Miso Orange Glazed Turkey recipe from Jess Emin marries aromatic flavours with a unique aesthetic and colour profile you won’t find on most holiday turkeys. From fresh oranges to seasonally-appropriate shallots, we bet you won’t make this dish just once!


  1. Whole Jerk Turkey

Chef Suzanne Barr created this unique take on the whole roasted turkey, featuring Caribbean flavours, some smokiness and a bit of heat. The flavours slowly infuse with the bird and sweeten and caramelize the skin to perfection.


  1. Garlic Brown Sugar Dry Brine Turkey

This Garlic Brown Sugar Dry Brine Turkey is a sweet take on a holiday staple. Once you dry brine you won’t go back and with this recipe you’ll quickly see that a little extra effort in the preparation process delivers an epic explosion of flavour.


wooloo beer and apple whole bbqd turkey

  1. Beer & Apple Whole BBQ’d Turkey

Beer? Good Turkey? Good. Combining both into one unexpected yet delicious dish? Very good! This Beer and Apple Whole BBQ’d Turkey from Wooloo is just what the doctor ordered this holiday season.


  1. Roasted Turkey with Gingerbread Glaze and Gravy

You’ve tried gingerbread houses, maybe you’ve even snuck a Gingerbread latte into your coffee rotation, but have you tried a Gingerbread-flavoured turkey dinner?! We didn’t think so. This Whole Roasted Turkey with Gingerbread Glaze from Andrea Buckett will bring the holiday cheer to the table.


  1. Classic Roasted Half Turkey

If you’re only going to be having half the guests this year, why not try half the turkey? This dish is flavourful and unique, and still delivers that seasonal nostalgia to the holiday table for those that don’t need a size up.


  1. Maple syrup & fresh herb glazed turkey with squash & bacon stuffing

One word: YUM! This whole roast turkey recipe by Chef Pierre Richard of N.B. features the sugary goodness of a maple syrup glaze and is paired with a decadent squash and bacon stuffing.