Learn How to Cook a Turkey in a Bag for tender and flavorful turkey every time. This fool proof way to cook turkey is the easiest Thanksgiving turkey!
The Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey in a Bag Recipe:
This is the best and easiest way to cook a turkey. You will get delicious meat every single time that is loaded with the best flavor.
No more dry and tasteless turkey. This recipe is the best and super easy too! Once you cook turkey like this, there is no going back.
We think this is the best way to bake a turkey. Give it a try and see what you think.
Best Way to cook a Turkey:
I have tried many different ways to cook a turkey. Cooking it in the bag is really the best way to cook a turkey.
- I love the way it keeps the turkey so moist.
- The skin gets the perfect golden brown without much effort on my part.
- In my opinion, I just feel better that all the ingredients go in the bag. Putting the ingredients in the bag just makes it more flavorful.
- But my favorite part, is easy cleanup. I make sure I dump all the juices in a pan so that I can make the gravy.
I prefer to use a bag and cook a turkey this way. It really is fool proof and hard to mess up. This method is perfect for a beginner and the turkey comes out flavorful every time.
- Whole Turkey – fully thawed
- White onion- peeled and cut into large chunks
- Carrots- peeled and chopped into large pieces
- Celery Ribs- cut into large pieces
- Minced Garlic
- Salt and pepper
- Turkey Size Oven Bag
How to cook a turkey in a bag:
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and move the oven rack 1 level lower than the center of the oven. This should give you plenty of room for the turkey.
- Second, get out a small mixing bowl and combine the butter, garlic, salt and pepper together.
- Next, remove the neck and giblets from the turkey and tuck the wings under the turkey. If you prefer, you can tie back the wings of the turkey.
- Take the butter mixture and rub all over the skin of the turkey. Make sure to get it all over. We also get under the skin and which helps crisp up the skin.
- Now, add the tablespoon of flour into the oven bag and shake it to coat the inside of the bag with the flour.
- Add the onion, carrots and celery into the oven bag and then finally add the turkey into the oven bag on top of the vegetables.
- The last step is to close the oven bag with the nylon tie that comes with the bag. Once it is closed, put the bag with all of the ingredients in a roasting pan. I like to spray the roasting pan with a little cooking spray so the bag doesn’t stick.
- You will need to cut slits in the top of the bag to allow the steam to escape. It is important not to forget this step.
- Once finished cooking, let the turkey rest for at least 15 minutes. Then carefully cut the oven bag off the turkey and remove the turkey and place on a platter. It is ready to serve and enjoy.
How long to Cook a Turkey in a Bag:
The cooking time is based on the size of the turkey. You can also use a meat thermometer to make sure that the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees cooking time. I always stick the thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey.
Turkey in a Bag Cooking times:
- A 12-15 lb turkey will take approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours.
- A 15-20 lb turkey will take approximately 2 ½ – 3 hours.
- A 20-24 lb turkey will take approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours.
How to Season a Turkey:
Seasoning a turkey is easy to do. We like to keep it simple by using butter, salt and pepper and garlic. Adding in the vegetables as helps give the turkey flavor. Some other suggestions:
- You can also add in Oranges and Lemons
Does it Cook faster?
When you are cooking the turkey in the bag, it traps in the heat which allows your turkey to cook faster.
Your turkey will cook about an hour faster when cooking in the bag. Which means the bag helps get dinner on the table faster.
Roasted Turkey Side Dish Ideas:
- Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole
- Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Casserole
Tools Needed for a Roasted Turkey:
- Turkey Size Oven bags – These bags are easy to find at your grocery store. Usually in the section where sandwich bags are.
- Large roasting pan – We like using a disposable pan when making the turkey. It makes cleanup a breeze.
- Digital Read Thermometer – Using a meat thermometer is a must when you cook any type of meat.
Roast Turkey in the bag Tips:
- You can use a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. Just adjust the cooking time.
- To thaw a turkey properly, allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey to thaw in a refrigerator.
- Make sure to cut 1 inch slits in the oven bag so the steam can escape.
- When coating the turkey with the butter mixture, get all around. Don’t miss any spots because this gives the turkey amazing flavor.
- You can order turkey size oven bags. So handy and the best way to cook a turkey.
This turkey is delicious!
Try this for your Thanksgiving Turkey. It makes the best roasted turkey and really easy. I love how simple it is and easy to make.
Everyone will love how juicy and tender it is. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with this amazing turkey recipe.
If you are worried about the meat being dry, this is a foolproof way to get amazing turkey each time. We hope you give this way a try.
You will not be disappointed. Each bite is so delicious and baked to perfection.
Print how to cook a turkey in a bag recipe below:
How to cook a Turkey in a Bag
- 12-24 lb Whole Turkey fully thawed
- 1 white onion peeled and cut into large chunks
- 2 Carrots peeled and chopped into large pieces
- 3 Celery Ribs cut into large pieces
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Pepper
- Turkey Size Oven Bag
- 1 Tbsp Flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the oven rack 1 level lower than the center of the oven.
- Mix the butter, garlic, salt and pepper together in a small mixing bowl.
- Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey and turk the wings under the turkey. You can tie back the wings of the turkey if you prefer.
- Rub the butter mixture all over the skin of the turkey.
- Place the flour into the oven bag and shake the bag to coat the inside of the bag with the flour.
- Then place the onion, carrots and celery into the oven bag and then place the turkey into the oven bag on top of the vegetables.
- Close the oven bag with the tie included with the bag and place the bag with the all the ingredients onto a roasted pan.
- Cut slits in the top of the oven bag to allow the steam to escape.
- Cook the turkey based on the size of the turkey and use a meat thermometer to ensure that the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees cooking time. A 12-15 lb turkey will take approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours. A 15-20 lb turkey will take approximately 2 ½ – 3 hours. A 20-24 lb turkey will take approximately 3 – 3 ½ hours.
- Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes. Then carefully cut the oven bag off the turkey.
- Remove the turkey to a serving platter, carve and enjoy!
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How long would i cook a turkey breast in an oven bag ? please advise !
It depends on the size of the turkey breast. It will take 1-2 hours until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
how long in the bag id the turkey is stuffed ?
I can’t thank you enough for sharing this. I’ve struggled with cooking Turkey and it has come out dry. I had it once YEARSSS ago and it was delicious. So tender and juicy. So this year I’ve been looking for the cooking it in the bag and found you! Definitely going to try this. ?
Can I put Turkey with bag in roaster at 350 F? So I can use oven for other foods.
What about adding stuffing to the turkey instead of the veggies? What is the best stuffing to use?
Can you stuff the turkey and cook it in the bag?
Can you do this bag in a big roaster
If planning on stuffing the turkey would cooking time be longer?
Yes, I would start with the same cook time and make sure you check the internal temperature to ensure it cooks to a safe temperature. Thanks.
Yes, it will work in a roaster as well.
Yes, you can stuff it before putting it in the bag.
Yes, you can add stuffing to the turkey if you prefer. I usually make mine separately so I don’t have a recommendation to use.
Yes, just make sure that the bag does not touch the bottom or the sides of the roaster and it should work fine.
I hope it turns out great!
I try to be precise when following recipes, especially something new, you said butter and flour, what kind? Salted, unsalted? Does it matter with a turkey?
Honestly it doesn’t matter with a turkey on the butter. I normally do salted butter, but if you want to have complete control over the salt, I would use unsalted. The flour is all purpose flour.
What does the flour do? How does the turkey get brown if it stays in the bag? Do you uncover it at all the last 15 to 30 minutes of cooking? I want to try this this year. It sounds delicious.
THe flour just helps the bag from bursting. Yes, the turkey browns wonderfully.
I have never cooked a turkey in a bag but I may just try this year
I like to inject the Turkey with seasoning and then bake in the oven. I also like to deep fry the Turkey.
I like a good smoked Turkey! Have never tried cooking it in a bag?happy Thanksgiving!
We started using a bag to cook our turkey in many years ago. So much easier and no basting required. Over the years we were guests much more often than hosts. This year we are hosts again. My husband was surprised that I still had an extra bag, including the instructions. We plan to cook the turkey the day before Thanksgiving and enjoy a more peaceful morning before the guests arrive.
I have not cooked a turkey in a bag but I think I might try it this year.
This is the absolute best way to cook a turkey!!
Like you, I decided a few years back to cook our turkeys in oven bags for the same reasons you listed. Keep those in the pantry. This thanksgiving I will work on remembering to add that spoon of flour. ?
My fave way to cook turkey is fried
I have never tried cooking my turkey in a bag before but I did buy one this year. I also got the Creole Butter injector to try out. Most of the time the turkey turns out dry so I’m hoping this year its extra juicy.
I remember as a little girl my brother loved to make Thanksgiving dinner the way my brother use to cook his turkey was He would put garlic and butter under the turkey skin for the stuffin he would cook up ground Sausages peppers onion’s summer squash Celery after all that was done cooking he would also mix broth to the stuffing instead of water and also dried cranberries then he would stuff the turkey after all that he would melt butter add Garlic salt onion salt A little bit of oregano then he would pour the butter mixture on top of the turkey Now that hes gone I try to keep up his tradition by making the turkey the same way he used to I’ve never tried using a bag to cook the turkey but I have thought about it but a few people unfortunately thought it was crazy for even Suggest a nap
I’m going to try this, this Thanksgiving. I have always made my turkey in a paper bag. I’m sure it’s very similar but maybe safer? I’m always afraid my paper bag is going to start on fire. It never has, thankfully. It’s the only way I have ever seen my mom cook her turkey.
I have never cooked a turkey in a bag. I always roast a Butterball turkey and keep it well basted
I’ve been cooking turkeys in a bag for many years. I agree…easiest way to go. Have never put veggies in to cook turkey on, but will be trying that this coming week!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
I have always cooked my turkey in a bag. I love cooking in a bag every chance I get. It speeds up the cooking time and it so much easier to clean up the mess.
I have never cooked a turkey in a bag, but it looks like a good idea!
I just roast the turkey stuffed with onions and celery
in the cavity, sprinkled only with salt and pepper after rubbing with butter!
i always cook my turkey in a bag…i never stuff my turkey. i make stuffing on the side. i love the idea of adding the celery and vegetables in the cavity for that extra flavor.
I didn’t know you could bake a Turkey without a bag! I might attempt a Breast in the insta-pot this year
Love using turkey in a bag! So moist and juicy! Will have to try it with veggies as in your recipe! Yum!
We love deep frying our Turkey
I have used the bag method for at least 15 years to cook my turkey. It’s the only way and they are always moist. However I stuff my turkey also.
I always buy a turkey breast. I inject it with creole seasonings and cook it in the instant pot. It’s quick, easy and delicious.
This year we will gave a whole turkey. I’ll be cooking it in the bag in the oven. We are hoping it turns out to be juicy.
I always cook my turkey with cheese cloth soaked in butter. Always turns out perfectly.Carol
So easy and moist!
I’ve never made a turkey in a bag. I always cook it overnight
Yes, I have made my turkey in a bag before and they come out moist and flavorful. I’m gonna try this turkey recipe this year.
Omg that looks amazing! I have never tried to cook a turkey in a bag but, I may just have to try it this year! I cook my turkeys by searing them at 500% uncovered for 20 minutes turning the pan 1/4 turn after 5 minute intervals, Yes, at 500% lol. Then I turn the oven down to 250% , cover and cook for about 6 hours for a 20 lb turkey or until it reaches 165%. I learned this technique from a well known chef named Frank Davis from New Orleans, La.
It has never failed me. I have been cooking my turkeys this way since 1984 lol. But I think I’m going to try the cooking bag this year! Thank you for sharing your recipe and technique with us.
Ok, I’ve tried a pot roast in a bag, its actually my favorite way to do it,but I would have never thought to do a turkey. GENIUS!!! I can’t wait to do this!!!
I’ve never cooked a turkey in a bag. I usually do 2-4 birds a yr. Have always used my dad’s recipe, with it low an slow and basting throughly. This sounds great though, will definitely try this out on one of my ThunderChickens ( dad’s nickname for turkeys lol) this year!
do you serve the veggie from the bag or toss?
I find your recipes delicious and easy to do
We’ve cooked turkey in a bag before and it always turns out so moist and delicious!
I have baked Turkey in a bag and I find it easy to do and great for easier cleanup.
I like to roast my turkey in an oven roasting bag
I normally just toss, but you can serve them if you want.
Oh I’ve never tried that. I’ll have to try it.
I love that idea!
Thanks for all the great recipes. I have cook turkey in a bag. It turns out soo..yummy. I add a little more butter than your recipes calls for.
I have cooked a turkey in a bag and I love it!
I have made Turkey in A Bag many times and this is the perfect recipe and instructions for a fantastic feast! I will be making ours next week; I can’t wait!!
Easy and great recipe. Try it!
I think I might have tried to make a turkey in a bag once. My favorite way is pretty easy—I have a recipe where it’s stuffed with lemons, oranges, onions, garlic, etc. I’m not doing a turkey this year though.
My favorite way to cook a turkey is using an oven bag. It is so tender and delicious and cooks so much faster. Our family calls it “bag turkey” and they love how it turns out every year.
My favorite way to cook a turkey is almost exactly how your recipe goes. The only thing I do differently is to put the butter mixture underneath the skin.
I always rub lots and lots of butter on my turkey and cover it with streaky bacon. Make a dome out on tin foil to cover the turkey (so it doesn’t touch) and roast. I’m thinking that the same method but in a bag instead of foil would be easier!
I use the cooking bag all the time! It’s so easy!
I have always roasted my roasted my turkey in a bag! It always comes out so moist and flavorful! Easy clean up afterwards!
I have cooked my turkey in a bag for a few years. I agree that it is easy and moist. I’m wondering if I brine the turkey before baking in the bag would it make it even better?
Yes I tried in the bag chilling few years back for a whole turkey and it came out great I’d love to I love using my slow cooker for turkey breast it comes out very moist and juicy also thank you
I’ve made a turkey in a bag before it was fantastic and is usually the only way I make turkey great recipe!
I always use a turkey bag. The only thing I do differently than you is I put paprika on the outside of my turkey along with the butter and garlic. I’m so glad it’s Thanksgiving week because I need some turkey!
I do this same recipe with a couple of exceptions. I add some pepper and rosemary. Always delicious.
Last year I did use a bag! I cooked just a turkey breast and it turned out beautifully! In the past I’ve used a brine, then butter with herbs under and on skin. Happy Thanksgiving!
When my children were preschool to grade 9…the parent group made turkey dinner every year for the whole school. We always used the turkey bags and everything went much faster and so moist and tasty. The gravy was always really tasty. Worked out perfect for us as you don’t have to worry about the turkey and can continue with everything else.
I have actually never cooked my own turkey before. In the past we usually would order a fried turkey or a smoked turkey. This will be my first time cooking my own turkey and using a turkey size cooking bag. My mother always used a bag and it was always delicious. I am very excited to try this recipe!
Thank you for teaching me how to cook a turkey in a turkey bag. This is all new to me. I have always cooked my turkey’s the old fashion way. They were all very good but I hated all the messy cleanup.
Once again thank you.
I found the how to cook turkey in a bag very helpful. I learned some new things. Thank you
I have never tried this before but I think I will next year. It seems it cooks the turkey faster and I would have more time to bake the sides! Plus it just seems like it would be juicy and not dry.
Mom always “bagged” her turkeys. I had forgotten. I have one in the freezer, will have to try it.
Although can be disastrous, I like deep frying them. First time I did it, was when my oven broke Thanksgiving Day, years back. But I now have a great smoker – decisions, decisions!
I’ve never cooked a turkey. I’m looking forward to giving this a whirl on Thanksgiving! Thank you!
Every year we cook a Turkey, with Cajun injection, in an oil less Turkey fryer. The best.
I usually slide a wooden spoon under the skin to add a little butter in there along with on top of the skin. Make my stuffing and stuff it before putting it in the oven bag. I prefer using bags over not using bags.
I like to brine my turkey before baking. I’ve never cooked one in a bag before. 🙂
Yes I cook my turkey in a bag every year
I always cook my turkey in a bag. It always come tender and juicy. it’s the only way to cook a turkey.
We always cook turkey in a bag. Easy cleanup, and so moist!!
Yes, i have cooked a turkey in a bag.
Deep fried is the way to go with the turkey. I’ve never tried it cooked in a bag before and definitely can’t wait to try it. It looks delicious.
I always cook my turkey in a bag stuffed with onion and an orange. Turns out good every time
Turned out great.
I have cooked the Turkey in the bag it comes out so moist, we all love it!
I love making turkey in a bag, clean up is easier and The turkey is juicy and flavorful.
I didn’t realize they made the cooking bags big enough for turkeys until I found this recipe. This made things so much easier. I was even able to stuff the cavity and everything came out delicious. Thanks so much for making this holiday so simple for me!!
I picked up 2 turkeys and a ham for Thanksgiving. Because of some cancellations, I made 1 turkey and the ham. I think I will try this for super bowl. I looks like a winner. Thank You
I always cooked turkey in a bag. Very moist
Sounds delicious. I fix mine in the oven with oranges and apples stuffed inside. Keeps it moist. Cooking in the bag would help cleanup!
I have made it this way for years! My family loves it!
I love this method it comes out juicy and brown with hardly no clean up
Love cooking turkey in a bag, it always comes out great. So moist and flavorful.
I usually brine my turkey then smoke it on the Traeger! This recipe looks amazing though so I think I’ll need to try it!
I always make my turkey in a bag. Just comes out way juicier
I have cooked turkey in a bag and it is the best…always moist on the inside and brown on the outside.
We have always roasted or deep fried our Turkey I have never cooked one in a bag but we do have an extra Turkey this year so maybe in between holidays I can experiment with this
Came out mosit loved it thank you
Have tried it before love it and it turns out juicy and brown
Your turkey comes out absolutely delicious and full of juices
This is a great way to cook a turkey, my turkey came out moist no more dry turkey.
Moist, and oh so delicious! We use bags nearly every time.
I cooked my turkey in the bag but I didn’t add the vegetables like you did. Will have to try that next time. I brined my turkey for a day or two then took it out patted it dry stuffed it. Then cooked it. It was really good.
I always use a cooking bag to cook my turkey and really like it
We’re having a Christmas turkey. I’ll be sure to try this method of cooking.
This is the BEST way to cook a turkey!
This looks like a delicious idea. Going to definitely try.
Turkey is moist and delicious cooked this way.
Oh yes, cooking turkey is the only way I ever make it!! Preheat oven accordingly. I make a rub of thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, salt & pepper. ( Can use any spices or herbs that go with turkey to your liking)
Wash turkey , drain & dry. Can use olive oil or butter to coat the turkey and then the spice mixture. Put in1 Tbsp. flour in the bag have pan ready, then turkey, tie bag up, cut six small slits in the bag(top, sides but not near the bottom or you will lose all the great broth). Bake accordingly to temp & size of turkey. Note: Usually the cooking bags have info. inside box you need to bake) (You can add veg’s to cook along with turkey to your liking)
In a few moments, the smell of the turkey will leave you salivating while waiting for turkey to be done, When cooking time is up, check temperature to make sure turkey is done and ENJOY!!
Note: Make sure to saniitize any areas the turkey, utensils, hands have touched. Don’t want to get sick and not be able to enjoy your efforts.) Hope you like it!
Love this method! I have done this and the Turkey cooks evenly every time!
This was the first time ever using a turkey bag! I would’ve never tried if I hadn’t seen yout recipe! It came out amazing! Jucey and fell apart at the touch. I cooked it about an hour more then indicated. Thank you for sharing!!
So easy to make. It was delicious.
I have baked my turkey in a bag for several year’s. It’s so convenient to add your veggies in the same bag. No worry that your turkey or veggies will get dried out, it stay’s so moist in the bag. Even a beginner could bake turkey this way. Thank you for your delicious recipe’s.
Yes I did and everyone loved it!
I used this recipe for a 12# turkey breast and it was soooo good. The meat was so juicy and flavorful. My daughter is not a big fan of turkey and she went back for another slice! I’m adding this recipe to “My Favorites” on pinterest. Thank you for sharing!!
Love this easy recipe and it is moist and delish!
This year for us was “Eating on a Dime Thanksgiving” lol…. 75% of our table was made from EOAD recipes. This one did not let us down! So easy (as far as turkey is easy)… and the bird came out perfect… crispy skin, juicy meat. Fantastic recipe! Will not be the last Thanksgiving using this recipe.
We cook our turkey in a electric roaster
I love cooking in a bag!! It makes the meat so tender, and cleanup is a breeze
I always use a bag, it keeps it moist and not dried out. It’s also easier to make gravy with it in the bag.
Have never cooked a whole turkey, but when I do I’ll try this one. Thank you!
We made 2 turkeys this way. Was so good
This turkey turned out so moist and delicious.
Made mine in a bag this year, very moist
Can’t wait to make this!
So easy and delicious!
I use to cook turkey in a bag bit now we use the big easy oil less fryer
This is the best recipe! I do something similar. I add green apples for a slight sweetness and crisp. I also add some chicken broth inside to get some drippings for my turkey gravy. I stuff the turkey in the bag and then use some of the veggies and stuff the inside cavity with the onion, celery and apple. On top of the turkey, I’m the butter, I do garlic salt and I add some herbs. My husband and I just started adding a butter injection after all that into the legs, breast, wings. Comes out so juicy from the bag and takes far less time than how my mom would make it the traditional way by always having to baste it every 30-60 minutes for like 7 hours. But you have to make sure to get butter under the skin a little for the breast to stay nice a moist. Love this recipe!
When i cook my Turkey in the bag, it’s so tender, it falls apart.
I made this turkey in a bag recipe. It was the best most moist turkey I have ever made. Delicious!
Sounds like a good idea Def will try it
I think cooking in the bag makes the turkey more moist. I like to brine mine for 24 hrs prior to cooking.
I have never cooked turkey in a bag. It looks good.
Love md cooking in the bag, much more moist.
I used lemon also.
I always make my turkey in a bag… it holds all those juices. I inject all the flavor and stuff it and then in the bag it goes. Perfect every time .
I have made turkey’s in a bag before and they do turn out really good. This is a great recipe.
EVERY year I cook my turkey in a bag. YUM!
I haven’t tried this recipe but I will sometime. Looks easy& good
It was so much easier using a bag this year, was my first year doing so and was happy I did
I might try this for the Christmas turkey!
Cooked turkey in a bag this year and did the garlic and butter rub. Turned out good. Thanks
This is a very easy way to cook the turkey and keep it juicy! Yum!
My Aunt just did this for the first time this year!
Looks like an easy way to make the turkey. I will have to try it. My dad made the turkey this year.
Looks like a easy way to cook a Turkey..I will try this at Christmas
I have made it in the past but this year I let the hubby cook the turkey his way.
Very moist and tender. Best turkey ever!
I will have to try this sometime. I like to cook turkey like this anytime.
Love cooking in bag
Great instructions and recipe. I have cooked a turkey in a bag but it has been years. Will have to try it again.
We cooked our turkey in a bag as you gave us. It was so golden brown and juicy. We had the gravey right there ready for us to pour in a bowl. TU so much for all the work you go thru to send out your awesome recipes. My household appreciates you.
This is how we always do our turkey and it makes it so moist and delicious!
I have been cooking my turkeys like this for years! Also can do 2 chickens in a turkey bag!
So juicy! No dried out Turkey here. Bagged is the way to go
I didn’t have to cook a turkey this year. I just made desserts.
I firmly believe that cooking any large meat or cassorole dish should be bagged. Moisture is much better, cassoroles are tastier, and clean up is sooooo easy! Thank you for sharing your Turkey recipe. Will look forward to using it soon!
Can I just say thank you for offering up these delectable recipe ideas? Love that you keep it simple and to the point-made the turkey in a bag, followed your recipe to a T and the first thing my husband said was, “what did you do differently this year?” WE LOVED IT!!!
I almost always use the baking bag when I cook a turkey. So easy to clean up.
Easiest way to cook a Turkey!
No i did’nt make it
This is the perfect way to make it a turkey. Thank you.
I have used the bags since they came out with them. I’ve always had a delicious turkey and gravy from the drippings. Yummy
You must try this recepie!!
Haven’t tried this one yet. Maybe for Christmas
Always cook my TURKIES in a oven bag. They are so moist and skin so Brown.
No other way to do it!!!!!!!!!!!
Have not done this way but might just have to try
I have prepared and cooked our turkey in a bag for years! I cook it with breast side down, stuffed; moist white meat. And easy cleanup.
I have never tried doing a turkey in the bag.
This turkey in a bag is easy and tasty.
Thank you I need all the help I can get with turkey ? love your videos ?
Such a great recipe, and almost foolproof. “Almost” it’s not a reflection of the recipe, but rather my cooking skills. I actually want to try to cook a whole turkey now rather than just sticking to Swansons and hiding the boxes in the recycling.
Just seeing this now, but definitely want to try this.
This is how my mom would always cook her turkey and it was always great. It’s best with her NEON yellow homemade noodles. Gotta love all the fun times making memories with family and friends.
I maybe trying this for Christmas. It sounds yummy.
I always cook my turkey in a bag. It’s how I was taught ten years ago when i was pregnant with my middle son. But i stuff mine with lemons and oranges. It keeps its very juicy. It’s a big hit in my family. Even with other people I have cooked for.
Cooking a Turkey in a bag is a surefire way to ensure the Turkey is cooked just right and is juicy as all get out. You can rest assured that your guests will want a take-home container with this Turkey too!!!
Sounds so easy and yummy
Made the turkey in a bag, and thank you it turned out awesomer!
I have always used the bag method to cook turkey. I am glad your recipe matches mine
This is an easy way to cook delicious turkey!
I love how the turkey comes out when cooked in a bag!!
I wish I had this recipe for Thanksgiving!
I am getting a turkey bag! I had no idea it cooks faster, and minimal effort once the turkey is roasting in the bag seems like a win for me. Thank you so much for the instructions on how to cook the turkey in a bag! I truly can’t wait to try it!
I usually cook the turkey in a bag. I like the moistness of the turkey and the easy clean up.
I usually cook the turkey in a bag. It makes the turkey moist, have a lot of flavor and saves time for clean up. After cooking the meal, it is nice to have less to clean.
I always use this method of cooking turkey. Love the moist meat that comes out every time
Dry turkey is awful.
Always my go to way for cooking a turkey! Juicy and so delicious!
Was my first time trying this recipe. Turkey came out so juicy and tender, I was amazed! The only reason I didn’t give it a five star rating is the skin doesn’t come out crispy and there are a few of us who like the crispy skin.
Sounds like a great way to make a juicy turkey!
Moist and delicious. Will definitely repeat this recipe trick
Yes! I love this method! Its the only way my family does turkey! Moist and delicious everytime without burning the skin.
This is my favorite recipe for cooking a turkey! It is so tasty, moist and flavorful! I wouldnt cook it any other way!!!!!
Turkey cooked this way in the bag was Delicious. Everyone Loved the Turkey
I cooked a turkey in a bag one time. It turned out to be the best turkey. But never have cooked in one again. As to why idk. It does make it so moist and juicy
Love cooking a turkey this way
So easy and delicious
Really loved the flavoring and how moisture it was. This was my first time cooking it this way will do it again
Really helpful ???
I have made a similar recipe and the turkey comes out so moist and delicious every time. Will definitely be giving this recipe a try!!!
This is the only one I cook my turkey now! Can’t wait to try the butter coating!
I did my turkey in my electric roaster and it didn’t turn out as planned. I have the bags so my Christmas turkey will be IN THE BAG!
My turkey in a bag was delicious & juicy, tender, savory. I have never cooked a turkey in a bag before, but I will from now on. Thank for the recipe.
I have done this in past.
I love making my turkey in a bag! I won’t do it any other way!
So much better then the traditional one. White meat in the bird is somthing I usually avoid because it’s the driest part but it was so delicious and not at all dry!
This is the easiest way to cook a Turkey ever! I was reluctant to try it but when I read this decided to try and I was very pleased!
I made it and it came out great !
Made it. Delicious, juicy, and very tasty.
I have never cooked a turkey in a bag, but this looks great.
It was great very moist thanks for sharing.
I love turkey cooked in a bag. It’s always moist I like that it keeps the juices with the turkey. My go to recipe.
Sounds so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.
I love cooking in the turkey bags. They are so moist
I used the cooking bags for turkey, chicken and pot roast. I love a no clean up meal?
So easy peasy! Delicious, moist and tender! I’ll never go back to the before-baking-bag days!
I made turkey in a bad last year and was delicious. This year my aunt cooked and her turkey was very dry!
I made it and it turned out great!!
This is the ONLY WAY to prepare a turkey!! Thanks for sharing!!
I wish I could post a picture of this years turkey and our table.
As usual Turkey in a brown paper bag. So many delicious sides.
First time trying. Thank you for your article turkey was moist and delicious instead of dry.
Will definitely be following this step by step recipe for my Christmas turkey. Seems foolproof!
Made many turkeys & whole chickens (& hams too) with oven bags. Comes out sooo juicy & clean up is a breeze! Made it & my brother loved the easy clean up this year!
It’s even better if you put the breast side down. Have been doing that for years.
Cooking bag is the easiest, fastest most delicious way to cook a turkey. Makes clean up a breeze.
Haven’t tried it in a bag yet. Looks delicious and yummy!
I loved this recipe! So fast and easy and that’s what I’m all about! The meat was so tender and juicy! Yummy! I will make it every time that it’s my turn to make the family gathering turkey!
So easy to cook this way!
I have used the turkey bag for the last 15 years and would not cook it any other way! I did make this exact recipe this Thanksgiving and it is awesome! The only thing I do different is I melt a half a stick of butter, put seasoning salt and garlic powder sprinkled into the melted butter then shoot it into the turkey breast, drumsticks and wings. The moistest turkey you have ever eaten is what you come out with!
Thank you! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!
I have used bags for cooking and love them.
I cooked my turkey in a bag, and it turned out delicious! Love your recipes!
Looks simple & delicious
I like this method. It does keep the turkey very moist and it does cook faster but I prefer a crispy skin rather than just browned. I typically put the turkey back into the oven after I remove the bag. I cook on broil for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
This sounds delicious. I have never made a turkey this way. I’m saving the recipe!
The best way to cook a turkey using the bag. Turns out perfect.
I have it actually cooked this exact recipe but I agree with the sentiment that cooking in a bag is the best way to cook a turkey or ham.
Easy and so good!
Only way to cook a turkey!
Making this now for about 10 years! The kids love it I love it & guest love it! So easy to do!
The best way
Yes, I’ve made turkeys in the bag and it works great??
This was my first time to cook a turkey. This recipe worked great.
This is a great recipe, the turkey comes out so moist and full of flavor.
My mom use to make it that way brought back memories
We make ours in a bag, comes out great!
I could not believe how juicy and tender the meat was from cooking our Turkey in a bag. My family loved it and the grandkids kept asking for more meat. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This recipe is so easy & my family loved my turkey this year! Turkey was so moist & juicy & was also very flavorful. Thanks so much for this recipe.
Never tried this method, but may give it a try next time.
Never tried but I will next year, i live that its moister and not dry and easy clean up, who doesn’t love that! Thanks
I would love to give cooking a turkey in a bag a try! I also love to add crushed up bacon to my garlic butter/herb compound butter. I also sprinkle a few bits on the outside for extra delicious flavor! Sooo good!
I used the cooking bag this year for my turkey following your recipe. This was the best tasting and juicest turkey ever and I have been cooking for 60 plus years. Thank You
Used to do this every other week for Sunday dinner at the Board and Care Home where I worked.
It always turned out great.
Have cooked Turkey numerous times like this at a Board and Care Home I used to work at.
So easy and was always tender.
So moist just YUM!
Does the skin get crispy in the bag?
I love how yummy this turns out
Yes, it does.