3 Non-Traditional Ways to Cook a Turkey

3 non-traditional ways to cook a turkey

Since I’m not making a turkey this year I thought I would share with you 3 non-traditional ways to cook your turkey. When I think of the traditional way to cook a turkey I think about putting it in a roasting pan with maybe some butter slathered on the skin and cooking it. Nothing fancy just the unfancy (is that even a word?) way of cooking.

1. Cooking in a Reynolds Turkey Bag. This is how I cook my turkey. I love these turkey bags. They are so easy to cook in, the turkey turns out moist every time and clean up is a breeze. The juices collect in the bottom of the bag so you can still make gravy. The only downside is that the turkey doesn’t get as brown as it would the traditional method.

Here is a link to a recipe about the turkey in the bag. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-in-a-bag/

2. Cooking in a Brown Bag. I did not even know this procedure even existed until a couple of weeks ago and it intrigues me a lot. I’m pretty sure I’m going to try this in the future.

Here is a link to a recipe about cooking in a brown bag. http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2010/11/brown-bag-roasted-turkey-butterball.html

3. Brining your Turkey. I’ve been wanting to brine a turkey for many years and if I had been cooking this year I would have done it. I’ve heard wonderful things about brining turkeys and everyone who has done it will never do it any other way again.

Here is a couple of links to a recipe for brining. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-brine/


Let me know how you are planning on cooking your turkey.









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  1. We are actually making 2 turkeys this year (smallish ones). One in the oven and one on the grill. We have quite the crowd to feed. Thanks for these tips!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Huh – I have never heard of the brown paper bag idea either. But, I am extremely intrigued 🙂

  3. Love your ideas! I’ve always wanted to try the turkey bags–glad to hear they work well!
    Thanks for posting this on the Daily Blog Boost today! 🙂

    ~ Brooke ~

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