Turkey in a Bag

Patricia Brown Recipe

By Patricia Brown brownfarm


This is a neat shortcut for busy cooks! The finished product reminds me of the great turkey dinners my grandmother prepared when I was a kid. For me, that's the ultimate endorsement.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a really cool way to prepare your holiday turkey. It really keeps the turkey moist but it also browns the turkey evenly. I like the fact that is also keeps the oven clean!


8-12 lb
turkey, thawed
1 stick
butter, unsalted
salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray
brown paper bag, unused

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Robin McIntosh Robin102
Nov 27, 2013
Patrica.. No room for the oranges and apples and onions.. I stuff my turkey with stuffing..lol..

Cathy.. I have been doing this for many years and never had gotten sick nor any of my family.. lol..

I will be doing the turkey in the bag tomorrow and I can't wait.. Love it..

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving...
Gail Britt tashimama
Nov 27, 2013
I remember my mom greasing the bag with Crisco :-)
Cathy Koivu Cajotira
Nov 27, 2013
I too am concerned about the extra chemicals in brown bag method. Good idea to wrap in parchment paper! Cant wait to see how the parchment paper turns out! What about wrapping in foil on top of parchment to retain moisture.
Patricia ; } : } Trishalicious
Nov 27, 2013
Try some oranges cut in sections with the rind on them as well as apples and onions. Delicious!!!
Robin McIntosh Robin102
Nov 14, 2013
Your welcome.. Dont forget to put some oil on the outside of the bag.. I put some in my hand and then rub it on the bag after the turkey is in the pan and bag..