Honey Mustard Glazed Turkey Recipe

image of a cooked turkey

On holiday dinners, turkey is traditionally found on Christmas tables, because why not? They’re delicious and make a great holiday dish!

The Holiday Turkey You’ll Love

Honey makes everything just even better. In this recipe, it gives it a tasty golden-brown crust. One tip is to make shallow diamond-shaped cuts across the surface to help the outer layer of fat on the turkey crisp up in the oven.


1⁄4 cup water
1 (10-11-pound) bone-in smoked turkey
3⁄4 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons stone-grain mustard
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (6-ounce) packages baby carrots
6 fresh turnip roots, halved
6 shallots
1 head garlic, halved crosswise
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fresh thyme


  • Start by preheating the oven to 350°. Then, in a 15-inch cast-iron skillet, pour 1⁄4 cup water. Using a sharp knife, lightly score outside of the turkey . Place in prepared skillet; tightly cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper. Raise oven heat to 400°. Uncover turkey, and brush with honey mixture. Put carrots, turnips, shallots, and garlic around turkey then drizzle with oil.
  • Bake until a meat thermometer registers 160°, about 1 hour more, brushing with honey mixture occasionally. Loosely cover with foil to prevent excess browning, if necessary. Garnish with thyme, if desired. Enjoy!

Want more holiday dishes recipes for the holidays? The following are the recipes we suggest:

1. Challah Chestnut Stuffing

2. Braised Short Ribs

3. Delicious Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding

4. Garlic Rubbed BBQ Brisket

5. Flavorful Slow Cooked Beef and Barley Stew