Slideshow: 18 Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Deep Fried Whole Buffalo Turkey
Deep Fried Whole Buffalo Turkey

Yup, you read it right. Deep fried turkey. And not just any old deep fried turkey, but a buffalo deep fried turkey that only takes 35 minutes to cook. Just make sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid a fire!

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast And Stuffing (Thanksgiving For a Small Crowd)
Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast And Stuffing (Thanksgiving For a Small Crowd)

Cooking for a small group? Don't want to have turkey leftovers for weeks? This herb-roasted turkey breast and stuffing dish is the way to go.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Gravy
Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Gravy

If you're looking for something that isn't too labor-intensive, here's a recipe for the fastest and easiest route to a juicy turkey with crispy skin.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Easy Stuffed Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
Easy Stuffed Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy

More often than not, stuffed turkeys turn out overcooked and dry. With this recipe, the stuffing is heated before it's inserted into the turkey, so you can say goodbye to your fear of dry, chalky meat.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Turkey au Vin
Turkey au Vin

For the more adventurous and less traditional, here's a sweet and savory French-American spin on the classic.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Cajun Smoked Turkey
Cajun Smoked Turkey

Injected with a spicy butter- and beer-based liquid, this juicy and heavily spiced turkey will have your friends wishing Thanksgiving happened more often.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Honey-Brined and Smoked Turkey
Honey-Brined and Smoked Turkey

The secret to a perfect turkey is the right combination of brine and smoke. This recipe shows you the trick to striking the perfect balance.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing
Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing

While less traditional, this turkey variation is perfect for smaller crowds. Stuffed with cranberry and cornbread, these turkey breast rolls are complete and ready to serve.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey
Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey

This recipe calls for a 24-hour brine in a complexly flavored mixture of apple juice, oranges, ginger, cloves, bay leaves, and garlic, resulting in a flavor that's impossible to put your finger on, but incredibly tasty.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Rotisserie Turkey
Rotisserie Turkey

This smoked turkey will put all oven-roasted birds to shame, bringing a juicier and more flavorful meat to the table.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Chinese-Style Roast Turkey Steamed Buns
Chinese-Style Roast Turkey Steamed Buns

Interested in throwing a more exotic Thanksgiving bash? Turn to this recipe for a Chinese-style turkey that your guests never would have expected.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Easy Herb-rubbed Turkey and Giblet Gravy
Easy Herb-rubbed Turkey and Giblet Gravy

For those who simply want an easy and straightforward turkey, this recipe's for you. This turkey can be tossed into the oven with very little advanced preparation.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Turkey and Cranberry Pie
Turkey and Cranberry Pie

What's Thanksgiving without turkey or pie? What about a turkey pie? This turkey and cranberry pie combines two Thanksgiving staples into a sweet and savory all-in-one.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grill-Roasted Herb-rubbed Turkey Breasts
Grill-Roasted Herb-rubbed Turkey Breasts

This traditional recipe calls for a 12-hour soak in a salt and sugar brine and a coat of herb butter, guaranteeing big bursts of flavor.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]