10 Things You Should Put in Your Turkey That Aren’t Stuffing

Fill the cavity with a mixture of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage, along with lemon or orange wedges. This adds aromatic flavors to the turkey.

1. Herbs and Citrus

Place whole cloves of garlic and quartered onions inside the cavity for a savory and aromatic touch.

2. Garlic and Onions

Stuffing the turkey with sliced or quartered apples and pears can infuse a subtle sweetness and moisture.

3. Apples and Pears

Fresh or dried cranberries can provide a tart and festive flavor. They also add a burst of color to the presentation.

4. Cranberries

Whole or halved stalks of celery and carrots can enhance the flavor and aroma of the turkey.

5. Celery and Carrots

Tuck a few bay leaves inside the turkey to impart a subtle earthy flavor.

6. Bay Leaves

A few slices of fresh ginger can add a unique and spicy kick to the turkey.

7. Fresh Ginger

Small cooked sausages or sausage links can be placed inside the turkey for an extra burst of flavor.

8. Sausages

Sautéed mushrooms with herbs can provide a rich and earthy flavor to the turkey.

9. Mushrooms

A mixture of chopped nuts like pecans, almonds, or walnuts can add a delightful crunch to your turkey.

10. Nuts

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