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Last year was 2019 and that was the year I discovered the silliest way to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey. But you know what? People made it and told me it was really good! Extra juicy!

Maybe because it looks like a big ol'Shake 'n Bake turkey? Who knows, but try this new way to do food and send us the pics if you do!


(2019) I read something recently that said almost half of us are bored with the usual Thanksgiving dinner. If you're in that group, how 'bout switching it up with a Mac and Cheese Turkey for dinner?

This is 100% legit. I can't tell you if it'll taste great or not, but families have been serving mac and cheese with Thanksgiving for a long time. Maybe it's time the rest of us give it a go?

THE BASICS (Complete Recipe Here)

 What You'll Need:

  • One 10- to 16-pound turkey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pouches of powdered cheese from your favorite boxed macaroni and cheese
  • 2 boxes of your favorite box macaroni and cheese, prepared (in addition to the two boxes needed for the cheese powder only)
  • Reynolds wrap® heavy duty aluminum foil


1 - Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove neck and giblets from turkey. Rinse, and pat dry.

2 - Tear off a sheet of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil 2-1/2 times longer than turkey. Place turkey lengthwise in center of aluminum foil sheet to cook.

3 - Brush with oil, then fully coat turkey in powdered cheese mixture.

CREDIT: Reynolds Wrap
CREDIT: Reynolds Wrap

4 - Close foil loosely by overlapping the ends. Turn up short sides of aluminum foil to hold in juices. Do not seal airtight. Place foil wrapped turkey in roasting pan at least 2 inches deep. Insert meat thermometer through foil into thickest part of inner thigh, not touching bone.

Credit: Reynolds Wrap
Credit: Reynolds Wrap

5 - Roast turkey until meat thermometer reads 165°F. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes. See cooking chart for estimated cooking times.

6 - Remove and discard foil. Transfer to a serving dish and add prepared boxed macaroni and cheese for garnish.

Reynolds Wrap also has recipes for Pumpkin Spice Turkey, Glitter Turkey, Mountain Dew Turkey, Hot Cheese Puffs Turkey, and Cool Ranch Turkey HERE.

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The weather has been so darn nice, we might've forgotten about the other winters...

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