Smoked turkey makes for one of my favorite turkey recipes. Ever. Seriously.
Our smoked turkey is about as simple as you can get.
There is no brining, basting, or babysitting this bird.
Making it the most fuss-free turkey recipe I think we’ve ever made.
And you know, when it comes to the holidays or special occasions, fuss-free is what I’m dreaming about.
Perfectly cooked, juicy, with that oh so delicious smokey flavor, this turkey is definitely one that my family loves.
Here’s my Smoked Turkey recipe. Give it a try. You may just decide it is one of your favorite methods for cooking a turkey, too.
- 1 (12-14) pound turkey
- Thaw turkey according to the directions that accompany it. Preheat smoker to 320º – 325º F.
- Place turkey onto smoker, breast up, and smoke until the thickest part of the breast meat reaches 160º F, around 2½ – 3 hours.
- Remove turkey from smoker and place onto a platter, tent with foil, and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes to rest.
For more information on how to prepare your turkey on the smoker, you may want to check out this recipe for how to smoke a whole chicken. It also includes information on how to use your grill as a smoker.