Gingerbread Turkey

This spiced gingerbread turkey isn’t complete without classic gingerbread men for a sweet and savory dish.

  • Prep Time

    45 minutes

  • Servings


  • Cook Time

    3 to 3-1/2 hours

  • Course

    Main Dish

You’ll Need...

Heavy Duty Foil


  • For the turkey:

  • For the gingerbread rub:

  • For the glaze:

  • For the dressing:


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together all ingredients for gingerbread rub and set aside. Whisk together molasses and olive oil and set aside.

Line a roasting pan that is at least 2 inches deep with Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil.

Remove neck and giblets from turkey; rinse and pat turkey dry. Place turkey in foil lined roasting pan. If desired loosely stuff turkey.

Brush with oil and molasses mixture then fully coat turkey in gingerbread rub.

Make a foil tent by placing a sheet of foil over the turkey, leaving 1 inch between top of turkey and foil test for heat circulation. Crimp foil onto long sides of pan.

Roast turkey until meat thermometer reads at least 165°F in the breast and thickest part of the thigh not touching the bone, about 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a 14 lb unstuffed turkey. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes. Remove and discard foil.

Transfer turkey to a serving dish. Pipe mashed potato gingerbread man outlines on Turkey. Dress the plate with fresh herbs, gingerbread cookies and candy just before serving.