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Smoked Turkey

The ultimate smoked turkey recipe to enjoy a great meal of smoked turkey.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Turkey, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Turkey Recipe, Smoking Turkey in Electric Smoker
Servings: 16
Calories: 285kcal
Author: Joseph Red


  • 1 Whole Turkey Fresh, Neck Removed, 12-14 pounds.
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Oil
  • 1 tsp Granulated Onion
  • 3 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 3 Apples No stems
  • 2 Yellow Onions papery skin removed
  • 3 cloves Garlic papery skin removed


  • Pat turkey with breast side up. Set it on a roasting rack. Place it in refrigerators for minimum 4 hours. It is recommended to place it overnight to dry it out.
  • Heat the smoker for up to 250°F on the day of smoking. It is recommended to use Applewood for producing smoke .
  • Stuff the ingredients like onion and garlic in turkey cavity. Now drizzle the peanut oil over dried turkey. Now, rub the turkey with salt, granulated garlic and turkey.
  • Put the turkey into best electric smoker smoke for 35 minutes for 1 pound of turkey. Smoke it until meat thermometer gives you a reading of 165°F on the meat breast.
  • Shift the smoker turkey carefully to a rimmed half sheet pan using silicon oven mitts.
  • Tent the smoked turkey with foil for 30 minutes to make juices redistribute before slicing.