Gluten-free turkey is easier than you think

Our is loaded up with delicious coconut oil and herbs for the most moist and flavorful bird you’ve ever had!
Is turkey gluten-free?
Turkey is gluten-free naturally. However, in order to secure that your turkey is entirely gluten-free, just buy a whole fresh or frozen turkey, thing added.

Watch for additives, flavor enhances, spices and rubs that aren’t labeled gluten-free. Also, most birds aren’t but be sure not to get a stuffed bird or one with gravy.

You can easily make our homemade gravy (coming soon) or one of the delicious stuffings featured in our list of the best gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes. 
How to make gluten-free Thanksgiving turkey Combine lemon juice, coconut oil and garlic in a bowl, mix well
Pro Tip: Fresh lemon juice is always best
Rub coconut oil mixture all over turkey making sure to get in crevices and under skin if there is an opening
Pro Tip: Heat the coconut oil slightly if you need to in order to make it easier to rub on the turkey
Mix all spices together in a bowl (you can get creative with what you like using here)

Gently sprinkle spices evenly over the coconut oil rubbed bird Massage spices into the turkey until covered all over Place on a rack in a roasting pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour uncovered then 2 1/2-3 hrs. covered or until meat thermometer reads 185 degrees Herbs for Turkey
Really, this is the time to get creative with your tastes. While we like to use rosemary, sage, parsley and dill, you can use anything you like!

Parsley, oregano, basil and smoked paprika are some other spices that may be just what you need. 


How to make turkey extra moist
The coconut oil really makes this turkey moist! You can skimp if you want but I recommend being liberal with it.

Yes, you will have added fat but it is a good quality fat in my opinion. You will also have TONS more flavor and a very moist bird. 
Leftover Turkey Recipes
You will likely have at least a little bit of turkey leftovers. They are wonderful for using in our turkey, corn and cream cheese flautas or our turkey, cranberry and brie bread pudding. 

If you want to get even more creative, give this delicious white cream, turkey and cranberry pizza a go! Simply Gluten-Free also has a tasty turkey leftover soup. 



If you love this turkey, you are also going to love these other fall recipes…

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Cream Delight

Crockpot Apple Cider

Gluten-Free Biscuits

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples


Gluten-Free Turkey




This gluten-free turkey is absolutely the BEST turkey out there! It is moist and full of delicious herb flavors.


16 lbs whole turkey 1/2 C coconut oil 1 large lemon, juiced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed 1 tsp sage 1 tbsp parsley 1/2 tsp dill 1 tsp Real Salt 1/4 tsp Real Garlic Salt 1/4 tsp Real Onion Salt 1/4 tsp Black pepper
Combine lemon juice, coconut oil and garlic in a bowl, mix well

Rub coconut oil mixture all over turkey making sure to get in crevices and under skin if there is an opening

Mix all spices together in a bowl

Gently sprinkle spices evenly over the coconut oil rubbed bird

Massage spices into the turkey until covered all over

Place on a rack in a roasting pan and bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour uncovered then 2 1/2-3 hrs. covered or until meat thermometer reads 185 degrees

The coconut oil really makes this turkey moist! You can skimp if you want but I recommend being liberal with it. 





*This post was originally posted November 7, 2009! It has been a favorite of ours and so we’ve updated it with photos, more information and detailed instructions. 

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