Patricia Brown Recipe

Turkey in a Bag

By Patricia Brown brownfarm

Recipe Rating:
 29 Ratings
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Patricia's Story

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
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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

  • Comments

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    Steve Young HotDill - Nov 6, 2009
    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Townes Duncan Townes - Dec 3, 2009
    We tried this for Thanksgiving. Wonderful! Really kept the turkey moist and flavorful. THe best Thanksgiving turkey I can remember.
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    Laura Young ladyofthelake - Dec 12, 2009
    Our daughter-in-law cooked the turkey in a bag for Thanksgiving. The recipe was very much like this one. She had marinated the turkey in a brine solution before cooking. It was very moist and was delicious.
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    kimberly neumann kimbles - Dec 13, 2009
    I heard this wasn't safe..... sounds like all of you made it through Thanksgiving though!!LOL Must be safe enough!!!
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    Pauline Greenwood SugarCookie - Dec 14, 2009
    I've used this method to great success... and seemingly very little danger. ;) What have you heard is unsafe about this, Kimberly?