EatingWell's Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

A golden roast turkey is the centerpiece of many Thanksgiving feasts. These healthy turkey recipes are packed with flavors, from herbs and citrus to garlic and spice, to make your dinner uniquely delicious. We hope you find the perfect turkey recipe for your Thanksgiving meal.

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Bay-Spiced Roast Turkey

In this healthy roast turkey recipe, brining keeps the turkey moist and a homemade bay-spice mix gives the turkey amazing flavor. Diced celery root or parsnip adds flavor and texture to the gravy. A heritage, natural or organic turkey, without added sodium solution (found in most conventional turkeys), tastes best in this recipe. If you have a conventional bird, just skip the brining (Step 1). The recipe that's included for Bay Spice Blend makes 1 cup; if you want to skip the step of making the spice blend, you can substitute Old Bay Seasoning.