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Smoked turkey on a bed of herbs

Juicy Tender Smoked Turkey

Juicy, tender and deliciously smoky, this Smoked Turkey recipe is the perfect dish for any celebration, taking an old classic to a whole new level. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 277kcal


  • Smoker


  • 15 Lb. Turkey; Washed And Cleaned
  • 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper; Optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Herbs Of Choice; Enough To Stuff
  • 2 Lemon Cut In Half To Stuff


  • Wash and pat dry the turkey as directed here in our how to clean a turkey post. Pat dry and set aside.
    Next, in a separate bowl, add in the salt, Cajun seasoning, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper (optional). Mix well to combine.
    Rub the olive oil all over the meat, then apply the seasoning blend all over the meat including in the cavity of the turkey.
    Smsoked Turkey Step by Step Photo Guide
  • Next, apply the herbs and squeeze the lemon juice in the cavity of the turkey, then add the lemon halves to stuff.
    Prepare the smoker to bring the temperature between 270-300° F.
    Place the turkey in the smoking rack and cook for 10 hours or until the temperature reaches 165° F.
    Smoked turkey on a bed of herbs



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Calories are estimated per serving. 


Serving: 10People | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1192mg | Potassium: 3228mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1039IU | Vitamin C: 133mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 105mg