Best Turkey Rub Recipe for Thanksgiving 

The Best Turkey Rub Recipe is a game-changer! Paprika's smokiness, thyme's earthiness, rosemary's depth, and the kick from black pepper combined with garlic and onion powders made our turkey unforgettable. A must-try for Thanksgiving!

Let's take a closer look at the herbs in our turkey rub recipe and what they bring to your Thanksgiving turkey:


– Paprika – Dried Thyme – Dried Rosemary – Black Pepper – Garlic Powder – Onion Powder

1. Combine all ingredients in a small-medium mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined.

2. Store in a sealed jar or container in a cool, dry area for up to 3 months.

Applying the Rub: Lightly coat the turkey with olive oil or melted butter. Generously rub the mixture over and inside the turkey. For deeper flavor, insert some rub beneath the skin.

Resting: Allow the turkey to sit for at least 30 minutes with the rub applied, letting the flavors penetrate the meat. For best results, you can refrigerate the turkey with the rub overnight, covered with plastic wrap.

Cooking: Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the turkey breast-side upon a rack in a roasting pan. Roast in the preheated oven, basting occasionally with juices, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165°F (74°C).

Rest and Serve: Once cooked, remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, keeping it moist. Carve, serve, and enjoy your flavorful turkey!