The classic roast turkey recipe gets an upgrade with a sweet and spicy mustard maple glaze that is so flavorful your guests will beg for seconds. This Mustard Maple Glazed Roast Turkey with Homemade Gravy will be a holiday favorite!
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Thanksgiving is here and I have a fabulous turkey recipe for those that want to take a bit of a deviation from the standard roast turkey recipe – a Mustard Maple Glazed Roast Turkey with Homemade Gravy. This turkey is packed with flavor and the leftovers the next day are even better. This is a repeat on my holiday menu – it’s that good.
Thanksgiving came up quick this year and I have a confession – I’m still finalizing my menu. I know, I know – late planning on my part but I know this turkey is making a repeat appearance this year along with my favorite loaded mashed potatoes, Stovetop Green Bean Casserole, my favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing, and a couple other sides. I’m using a fresh turkey this year so I’ll be fighting the crowds at the store early this morning to pick mine up and race home to get it chilled. I have had too many frozen turkey mishaps over the years so to quote Nancy Fuller, “Fresh Is Best”. I’m also taking the opportunity to stock up on turkey stock because this is the only time of year I am able to find it at my local stores.
I saw a version of this recipe last year when I was watching an ep of Thanksgiving at Bobby’s and of course, Bobby Flay had to add a bit of chile game to his turkey. I love the combo of chiles and turkey after my Thanksgiving Turkey with Cranberry Chile Tequila Glaze so I decided that I’d give the combo of mustard, maple and ancho chile a try and this, my friends, is off the charts amazing.
Most of the ingredients are probably already on your holiday shopping list and in your pantry and it really is so easy to make. If you can’t find the turkey stock, feel free to use chicken stock. Basically, this recipe requires just a little bit of prep and a bit of vino to sip on while you are making this turkey and you have the ultimate holiday turkey recipe. While the turkey rests, you can easily whisk up this delicious homemade gravy that has hints of maple, mustard and ancho chile.
This Mustard Maple Glazed Roast Turkey with Homemade Gravy is a flavorful twist on a classic and perfect for your holiday table.
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Creating a flavorful bed of veggies
Ready to roast
Ladling a bit of the buttery broth over the turkey – look at that golden skin
Nothing like a dark amber maple syrup
Adding a bit of mustard and spice for the perfect glaze
Time to glaze the turkey
Straining the veggies for the gravy
Let’s get a golden hue on this roux shall we
Whisking in the drippings
Look at this gravy – so good!
Now this, my friends, is a perfect turkey
Yields 12 This Mustard Maple Glazed Roast Turkey with Homemade Gravy takes the classic roast turkey recipe to new heights. Roast turkey is glazed with a spicy and sweet maple mustard glaze for the ultimate turkey recipe. 30 minPrep Time 3 hr, 30 Cook Time 4 hrTotal Time Ingredients Instructions
Adapted from Bobby Flay
This Mustard Maple Glazed Roast Turkey with Homemade Gravy takes the classic roast turkey recipe to new heights. Roast turkey is glazed with a spicy and sweet maple mustard glaze for the ultimate turkey recipe.
30 minPrep Time
3 hr, 30 Cook Time
4 hrTotal Time