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**Turkey Wrapped in Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Oven-Roasted Turkey

  • Cooking Time:

    3 Hours
  • Servings:



1 (13 lb) whole turkey (uncooked)
kitchen twine (to tie Turkey)
alu­minum foil
2 cups but­ter (soft­ened)
1 1/2 ounces fresh sage
1 lb or more of bacon (uncooked)
1 onion
1 gar­lic clove
salt (to taste)
pep­per (to taste)

Last Thanks­giv­ing our friends from Cack­le & Oink BBQ shared a bacon-wrapped turkey that looked divine!  Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Cack­le & Oink is all the way in Sher­man, Texas so there was no way to get a taste of their oh-so-good turkey on Thanks­giv­ing.  I found this recipe to make at home and while it’s not made in a  slow cook­er, the results were still fab­u­lous.

Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing every­one!

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F
  2. Remove giblets and neck from Turkey. Rinse turkey with cold run­ning water and drain well. Blot dry with paper tow­els.
  3. Chop Onion and Gar­lic and mix togeth­er. Once chopped and mixed, stuff the Onion and Gar­lic mix­ture into Turkey.
  4. Tie up the Turkey’s wings, legs, and drum­sticks with Kitchen Twine as desired.
  5. Chop Sage and mix in with soft­ened But­ter.
  6. Rub Sage/Butter mix­ture under the skin and over the skin of the Turkey.
  7. Salt and pep­per Turkey to taste.
  8. Place uncooked, Bacon slices all over the skin of the uncooked Turkey. They will stick onto the but­tered Turkey.
  9. Insert an Oven-Safe Meat Ther­mome­ter into the inner thigh area near the breast of the Turkey but not touch­ing the bone.
  10. Place Turkey in a roast­ing pan and use Foil to tent the uncooked Turkey.
  11. Remove foil tent for last hour of cook­ing Turkey.
  12. Con­tin­ue to let bacon cook on Turkey for an addi­tion­al 15 min­utes, then remove. (OPTIONAL — Bacon can then be chopped and placed in a sep­a­rate dish of your choice).
  13. Remove Turkey from oven once 160 degrees is reached inter­nal­ly in the Turkey.
  14. Allow Turkey to rest for 20–30 min­utes, then carve (dur­ing the rest peri­od, Turkey will con­tin­ue to cook to 165 degrees).

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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How long do you cook it for?


Does the bacon get crispy at all after unwrap­ping the foil?


No the bacon will not be crispy. It will be about 85 to 90 per­cent cooked but can be cut up and put in with oth­er dish­es like stuff­ing as the cook­ing time of that dish will com­plete the bacon cook­ing time.


Would love to see a pic­ture of this cooked.

Felix H. Brown III
Felix H. Brown III

I would do this in LESS than a heart­beat! If NOT next Thanks­giv­ing, then ONE DAY

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

She innovates recipes daily…

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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