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Turkey Brine Recipe

This turkey brine recipe is perfect for your holiday feast with garlic, onion, and black pepper flavors. The saltwater solution helps keep the turkey moist while cooking, and the spices give it an unmatched flavor that your family and friends will love.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 572 kcal


  • Electric Oven


  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 gal water
  • 1 turkey
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 head garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves


  • In a pot, combine salt, sugar, and water. Now, stir until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Place the turkey in the brine solution. Always remember that the turkey should be completely submerged.
  • Use a lid to cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Remove the turkey from the brine solution. Next, rinse the turkey with cold water. Then, pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the turkey in a roasting pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • The roast temperature of the turkey has to reach 165°F. This should take 2-3 hours.
  • Rest the turkey for 20 minutes before carving.



    Serving Suggestions

    This turkey brine recipe is perfect for your holiday feast. Serve it with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a green vegetable for a complete meal.

    Storing Suggestions

    Store leftover turkey brine in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat leftovers before serving.


    Calories: 572kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 70gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 14540mgPotassium: 822mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 244IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 4mg
    Keyword Turkey Brine
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