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Smoked turkey on a serving dish with garish around it

How to make a Smoked Turkey

Smoked Turkey is easier to make than you think. All it takes is a great brine or rub and enough time to let the smoker work its magic. 
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 338kcal


  • 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 will 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