Turkey getting served in a dish.

How to make a Smoked Turkey

This recipe will teach you everything you need to know about smoking a turkey. Smoking a turkey is actually a lot simpler than it may seem. Using these step by step instructions, you'll have a perfectly moist turkey, with a nice flavor of smoke your family will enjoy.
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 338


  • 1 Turkey
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tbsp 21 Seasoning Salute or any other all spice
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Sesoning you can use any of choice
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Onion


  • To prepare a smoked turkey, combine salt, pepper, paprika, allspice and garlic spices. 
    Spices combined on a plate.
  • Rub turkey generously with spices. Apply spices under wings, skin and every other area you can get into.
    2 photos side by side in both a turkey is being rubbed with a dry seasoning
  • Place the turkey in a smoker with the breast facing up. Stuff the turkey with whole onion and whole apples. This would add great flavors to the turkey.
    Turkey inside smoker.
  • The smoke time will depend on the size of the turkey. You should plan 30-40 minutes of smoke time per pound. Turkey is ready once the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165F.
    Turkey in a baking dish, ready to be served.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1987mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3.6mg