Pizza Turkey On A Traeger

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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           


Preparation Directions:

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


Shopping List

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                                     Ace SKU – 8030462
Traeger Reserve Pellets                                                                 Ace SKU – 8015887
Italian Brine, 5280 Culinary                                                           Ace SKU - 8560179
Cluck Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                              Ace SKU – 8561854
Ace 5 Gallon Bucket                                                                        Ace SKU – 1147461
Brine Bag, 5280 Culinary                                                               Ace SKU - 8017718

Published on 9/1/2021.
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