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Bacon Woven Turkey For Thanksgiving

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Need to impress for the Holidays? We have you covered!

Once upon a time, it was Thanksgiving and Camila found herself tasked with making not just one, but several turkeys for her holiday celebration. She had a whopping 31 guests at her home at year, and this Bacon Woven Turkey for Thanksgiving was one of the recipes she made… And it was a HUGE hit!

This turkey recipe has become so popular in her house that they tend to make it again and again. If you have never made a turkey this way, we highly recommend it. The woven bacon makes an impressive presentation on any Thanksgiving table, and of course, if you are a bacon lover, then the flavor is amazing.

And, if you have never made a turkey before and are still nervous, just know that this was also the first turkey that Camila ever made.  It turned out great!

Bacon Woven Turkey


What you will need:
  • 1 whole turkey
  • 1 lb. of regular sliced bacon
  • parchment paper
For roasting at the bottom of a roasting pan with turkey:
  • 6 carrots peeled and cut in half
  • 2 small onions cut in quarters
  • 1 bulb of garlic peeled cloves only
Optional for presentation:
  • Fresh rosemary, oregano, or sage leaves to dress the platter.


  • Watch the video for a demo on how to make the basket weave for the turkey.
  • Place the chilled bacon on top of the turkey and add the carrots, onions, and cloves of garlic to the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake turkey at 350 degrees (20 minutes per pound).
  • Skim the fat off the drippings and blend the carrots, onions, and garlic to make gravy.
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Photographer: Victor Protasio
Food Stylists: Chelsea Zimmer & Kady Wohlfarth.
Prop Stylists: Claire Spollen & Julia Bayless

by Camila Alves McConaughey