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Test Kitchen Approved

Smoked Turkey

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

4 Hours

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Whether it's Thanksgiving or the middle of summer, smoked turkey is always a crowd pleaser. You can season a smoked turkey with any of your favorite BBQ rubs. Serve it with sides that also have a barbecue twist, like BBQ street corn, grilled green beans, jalapeno gravy, and fried pies.

Recipe Notes

*For juicier turkey, brine the whole turkey for 1 hour per pound before smoking it; use our Brining Mix and follow the easy brining instructions. Savory's 'Cue Glue helps BBQ seasoning stick better to smoked and grilled proteins and seal in flavor.When preparing and cooking a turkey, be sure to follow proper food safety and handling guidelines.


1 (12 to 15 lb.) turkey, fresh or defrosted if frozen

12 to 15 tsp. choice of seasoning (about 1 tsp. per pound meat)

Staff favorites for seasoning smoked turkey include:

Try it with one of our Small Batch BBQ Sauces:

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe


If brining, prepare brine using Brining Mix instructions and brine turkey breast for 1 hour per pound in the refrigerator. Pat turkey dry and coat with 'Cue Glue if using. Sprinkle all sides with alt & epper Tableside Seasoning then choice of seasoning. Prepare smoker with wood of choice and heat to a temperature of 225 to 250 degrees. Place turkey in the smoker and smoke until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reaches 165 degrees; about 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the breast. Remove breast from smoker and let rest for 30 min. before slicing.