At Thanksgiving, I made a bacon-wrapped turkey breast and it must have left an impression with NerdDad. He requested a bacon-wrapped Turkey for Valentine’s Day dinner. So I made my first bacon-wrapped turkey. It was super easy and a huge hit!
First I rinsed the turkey inside and out (after removing the neck and giblets pack). Then I dried it with paper towels and placed it on a v-shaped roasting rack in a roasting pan. If you don’t have a v-rack, just make a snake out of aluminum foil and put your turkey on top of it!
I mixed up some Pappy’s Seasonings, minced garlic, and olive oil together in a bowl and made a paste. Then I place it under the skin on the breast, leg, and thigh meat while being careful to not tear the skin. Pour some water into the roasting pan.
Then place the turkey in a 500-degree oven for 30 minutes. Then take the turkey out and cover it in bacon! Then place a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh. Then put the turkey back in the oven and turn the oven down to 350 degrees. Then continue cooking the turkey for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until the thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Rest the turkey 15-20 minutes. Then carve and serve!