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Smoked turkey on a serving dish with garish around it

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 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 338kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • 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 165°F.
    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