The crown jewel of your Thanksgiving table needs no special techniques, tools, or ingredients—just time in the oven. Our foolproof steps, a roasting pan, and a little patience will ensure your success. Pick the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal from our ultimate collection of roast turkey recipes. This collection of Thanksgiving turkey recipes features classic options like Roast Turkey with Truffle Gravy and tasty, unique spins like Lemon-Thyme Turkey. When roasting in the oven, the best way to monitor the turkey is with a leave-in thermometer. You won't have to open the door or lid to check, and no heat will escape.
Honey and Thyme-Brined Turkey Breast
Serving a small group this holiday? Try roasting just a whole bone-in breast, like in this recipe. Briefly boiling the thyme and black pepper in water extracts the flavor and helps infuse the brine. If the turkey starts to brown too fast, shield with aluminum foil. Serve with mashed red potatoes and roasted baby carrots.