11 Best Wild Turkey Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

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Here are my favorite wild turkey recipes of all time to celebrate a successful spring turkey hunt!

One of the best things about turkey season is the opportunity to harvest a wild turkey and get delicious turkey meat. While there’s not necessarily anything wrong with farm-raised turkey, it simply can’t compare to a wild turkey that has been properly harvested and cooked. However, harvesting a turkey is only the first step: once you have your turkey, you need to use the right wild turkey recipe.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place, here are my picks for the 11 best wild turkey recipes that guarantee you’ll come back for more. They are also not limited to wild turkeys and you can also prepare a tasty meal using most of these recipes with a store-bought bird as well.

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend another resource for turkey hunters interested in making the most of their harvest.

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Steven Rinella’s MeatEater Fish And Game cookbook is an exceptional resource that provides excellent wild game recipes for some of North America’s most popular game and fish species (including turkey). Wild game, particularly venison, sometimes gets a bad rap because hunters handle or miscook their meat. Fortunately, this book is the perfect tool to help cooks with varying degrees of skill prepare a delicious and healthy meal from almost any species of wild game or fish.

The free recipes you’ll find below are good, but they can’t keep a candle to what you’ll find in high-quality wild game cookbooks written by people who really know what they’re talking about, like the one mentioned above.

Okay, now that we’ve gotten it out of the way, are you ready to get started with some really tasty turkey recipes?

Grilled wild turkey




10-12 3-ounce turkey breast fillets

1/2 tablespoon pepper

1x tablespoon kosher salt

1/4 cup

extra virgin olive oil

3x garlic cloves, crushed and peeled


Season the turkey fillets with salt, pepper and garlic and place them in olive oil. Then cover and cool the mixture for 1-2 hours. Let the mixture marinate at room temperature for an additional 20 minutes before removing the turkey fillets from the marinade. Roast the turkey fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side over medium-high heat.

Courtesy of Field & Stream

BBQ Wild Turkey Recipe


: 1x

whole wild turkey (seasoned and plucked)

1/2 cup chopped green onions 1x cup


3x tablespoons parsley 1x tablespoon


1/4 cup

lemon juice

1/2 cup margarine


If you like barbecue, then you really need to try this wild turkey recipe. First, cut the turkey into pieces through the grain. Then cook the onions in a pot until tender in margarine and all other ingredients to mix. Bring the pot to a complete boil. Cover each piece of the turkey with this mixture and continue basing the turkey on the grill for 45-55 minutes.

Courtesy of The

Wild Turkey Zone

Bang Bang Wild Turkey

Recipe Ingredients

: 1x

turkey breast marinated in salt, sugar and vinegar for 10 minutes 1x

cucumber, cut into phosphorus pieces

1/2 tablespoon pepper

4x tablespoons soy sauce 2x tablespoons sugar 2x tablespoons

red chili oil 4x tablespoons

peanut butter, Creamed with sesame



Cook turkey breast well in a pan or grilled and let cool completely. Then soften the turkey breast with a roller or mallet. Shred the meat with a fork and combine the cucumber sticks with the shredded turkey and place it on a small serving plate. Combine soy sauce, sugar, chili oil, black pepper and peanut buttercream in a sauce and pour over the turkey.

Courtesy of US Sportsmen’s Alliance



Soup Ingredients:

Wild turkey breast

3x sliced

celery ribs 3x

peeled and thinly sliced carrots

3/4 tablespoons garlic powder 3/4

tablespoons onion powder 1/4 cup

grated fresh onion

1x tablespoon

Better Than Bouillon Turkey Suffice 1x tablespoon

dried parsley 4x eggs 2x tablespoons


5-6 cups filling


Combine turkey,

celery, carrots, garlic powder, onion powder, grated onion, parsley, turkey base, salt and pepper in a Dutch oven. Then fill the Dutch oven almost completely filled with water and boil the mixture Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1.5-2 hours or until the turkey is tender and can be easily removed from the bone. Remove the turkey from the mixture and let stand until cooled. Remove the meat from the bone and put it back in the Dutch oven. Mix the filling with 4x egg whites and roll them into small balls. Fry the balls in a pan with 2x tablespoons of butter until golden brown all over. Drop the dumplings into the soup to heat for a few minutes before serving.

Courtesy of MissHomemade.com

Roasted wild turkey recipe


1x whole

wild turkey

(seasoned and plucked)

6-8x red potatoes

in quarters 2x

pounds baby carrots


apples cut into quarters


sliced onions


cups water

1x teaspoon salt 1x teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup maple syrup

1x tablespoon lemon juice 2x



1/4 cup barbecue sauce

2x tablespoons ketchup


Place the turkey in a roasting pan and place the sliced apples inside the turkey. Place the potatoes, onions and carrots around the turkey. Pour water over the vegetables. Rub the salt and pepper and rub all the turkey. Combine everything else and place a spoon over the turkey. Cover and bake at 325° for 3.5 hours. Suffice if you wish.

Courtesy of Taste of Home December/January 1999, p39

Fried wild

turkey with chicken recipe Ingredients: 1x

turkey breast

2x cups flour

1x 16oz bottle of Italian dressing

1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper


tablespoons melted butter


cups milk

Liquid smoke

2x eggs

Salt (as needed) Pepper (as needed)

Cooking oil (as needed



No list of the best wild turkey recipes would be complete without a fried wild turkey recipe! Marinate the turkey strips in Italian dressing, lemon pepper and liquid smoke for 8 hours or overnight. Beat the eggs in the milk. In a separate bowl, mix the salt, pepper and flour. Then dip the turkey strips in the egg/milk mixture and then in the flour dough. Fry in oil until golden brown and drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce made with 2x tablespoons of flour combined with 2x tablespoons of melted butter, salt and pepper in a pan. Slowly add 1x cup of milk and stir until thickened.

Courtesy of The

Wild Turkey Zone

Lemon Wild Turkey

Recipe Ingredients

: 1x

pound skinless and boneless wild turkey breasts cut into 1″ strips

1x tablespoon olive oil 1x tablespoon

dried Greek seasoning


3 cup dried orzo

1/2 lemon, cut into wedges or pieces


chicken broth

1x tablespoon

lemon juice

Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown the wild turkey on both sides in a Dutch oven in olive oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add the orzo, chicken broth, lemon slices, lemon juice, Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover and bake for 35 minutes or until the turkey is tender and no longer pink.

Courtesy of US Sportsmen’s Alliance


Pie Ingredients:

3x cups

turkey, cooked and

chopped 6x diced

potatoes 6x

diced carrots

1x chopped onion 1 1/2

cups flour

2x teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup milk

1x can chicken soup cream

1/4 cup

chopped green pepper


2 teaspoon salk 1

/4 cup


2x tablespoons


Directions: Place

potatoes and

carrots in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Then train and reserve 1x cup of the liquid. In a skillet, sauté the onion and green pepper in 2x tablespoons of butter until tender. Blend both mixtures in a bowl. Then place the mixture in a saucepan with the turkey and cooked vegetables. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes.

Courtesy of The Wild Turkey Zone

Another recipe for grilled wild turkey breast


1x wild turkey breast

with bone cut in half 1x

bottle of fat-free Dijon salad dressing


for placing turkey


in a large zip-lock bag, add a whole bottle

of salad dressing

and refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard the marinade and roast the turkey while covered over medium indirect heat for 45-55 minutes.

Courtesy of Taste of Home April/May 2002, p60


wild turkey rolls


1-1.5 pounds wild turkey breast cut into 1.5″ cubes


pound coarsely chopped bacon


can pickled and sliced jalapeños


4 cup olive oil

1x tablespoon brown sugar 2x tablespoons

white vinegar 2x tablespoons

Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tablespoon ground



teaspoon garlic powder

1x teaspoon



Mix olive oil, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ground pepper, garlic powder and salt in a mixing bowl to make the marinade. Then place the turkey cubes in the bowl and let it marinate for at least 2 hours. Cut each piece of bacon in half and place a slice of jalapeño and once a turkey cube in the center of the bacon slice. Roll the bacon over the turkey and hold it in place with a toothpick. Heat the grill over medium heat. Place the rolls on the sides and cook slowly. Turn them every few minutes. Keep a spray water bottle handy to treat sprouts of bacon fat. Once the bacon is fully cooked, the turkey should also be ready. Remove from the grill and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Courtesy of Something Sweet Something Salty

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