It was bound to happen, I got kicked off the adults table and plan to enjoy this Thanksgrilling at the kid’s table. They challenged me to create some fun new items and I think my Traeger and I did a solid job.
Pizza Turkey On A Traeger
Mix up your traditional bird with this pizza turkey. Heavy on herbs that will appeal to any palette at your table. Add in that wood fired flavor and you've got yourself a feast like your family has never tasted before.
Yield: 1 Whole Turkey
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 5-6 Hours
Cook Temp: 350˚ F
Measure Ingredient Prep Notes
1 pkg Italian Brine, 5280 Culinary Prepared and cooled
1 ea Turkey, Whole, Injection/solution free 16-18 lb Turkey
As Needed Cluck Rub, 5280 Culinary
Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Follow package instructions and prepare the Italian brine
Clean and Prep Turkey
Brine Turkey for 45 Minutes per pound in an Ace Bucket with brine Bag
Remove turkey from the brine, do not rinse. Discard the brine
Place Turkey on a cooking sheet while grill heats up, season to taste with Cluck Rub
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
Fill pellet hopper with Ace Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 350˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
Once Traeger has reached temp -
Load the turkey in and add the WiFire probe into the thickest part of the breast
Close the lid
Set WiFire probe alert to 165˚ F
See our turkey cooking chart for estimated cook times of various sizes of turkeys
When turkey has reached final temp of 165˚ F, carefully remove from the Traeger and place onto a serving platter or cutting board.
Allow turkey to rest, uncovered for 10-15 minutes, slice and serve
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