Maple-Glazed Turkey with Bacon and Sage Butter - Thanksgiving Recipe

Juicy, tender turkey is slathered with sage-infused butter, shingled with crispy bacon, and glazed with maple syrup in what just might be the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever tasted!


  • Turkey
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Maple Syrup
  • Bacon
  • Sage Butter


  1. Remove giblets and neck from thawed turkey; put in a roasting pan.
  2. Season turkey with salt & pepper, inside & out.
  3. Loosen skin and spread sage butter underneath.
  4. Glaze entire turkey with maple syrup.
  5. Bake for a couple of hours, basting with additional syrup every 30 minutes.
  6. Arrange raw strips of bacon on top of turkey; glaze again.
  7. Bake for about one more hour or until turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  8. Remove turkey from oven, tent with foil, allow to rest, carve, and enjoy!

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