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4.72 from 7 votes

Smoked Turkey Recipe

Keep reading to find out the best and easiest way to make a smoked turkey that everyone will love this Thanksgiving. 

Prep Time1 d 30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time1 d 4 hrs 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 262.66kcal


  • 1 12-15 pound Turkey
  • 1 packet Traeger Orange Brine
  • 1 packet Traeger Turkey Rub
  • 1/4 cup Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub
  • 3-4 gallons Water
  • 1 stick Butter


  • Brine the turkey in a 5 gallon bucket per included instructions
  • After 24 hours, remove the turkey and pat dry
  • Insert knife under skin covering the breat meat and cover the breasts with butter. Use remaining butter to coat the rest of the turkey
  • Add the rubs generously on the outside and the inner cavity of the turkey
  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees fahrenheit
  • Add turkey to an aluminum roasting pan, and place on smoker.
  • Insert a temperature probe.
  • Continue cooking until internal temperature reaches about 110 degrees fahrenheit
  • Increase temperature to 350 and continue cooking until internal termperature reaches 160 degrees fahrenheit. Remove from the smoker and let rest for 20-30 minutes. Final temperature should be 165 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Carve and serve!


Serving: 1Person | Calories: 262.66kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.01g | Protein: 27.97g | Fat: 16.43g | Saturated Fat: 7.69g | Cholesterol: 117.05mg | Sodium: 281.74mg | Potassium: 288.56mg | Sugar: 0.08g | Vitamin A: 354.53IU | Calcium: 50.95mg | Iron: 1.11mg
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