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Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Did you know that soaking turkey inside this turkey brine recipe, will  give you that moist & juicy roasted turkey for Thanksgiving table?

Yes, its true! Brining turkey before roasting will surprise you with its moist meat and delicious flavor.

Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Here is an easy turkey brine that you can make in about 10 minutes.  Boil the brine, let it cool, then let the turkey soak over the night for that best turkey recipe result.

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Ingredients to make turkey brine.

These are the ingredients you will need to make this easy turkey brine: water, apple juice, Mrs, Dash spice (or use any of your favorite poultry spice), salt, brown sugar, garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and peppercorn.A hand pouring water into a big pot.

How to Brine a Turkey?

To brine a turkey, pour 1 gallon of water into a big pot.

A hand pouring apple juice from a glass cup into a big pot filled with water.

First, add 3 cups of apple juice.

Spices added into a big pot with turkey brine.

Next, add fresh rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, 1 sliced garlic, 1/2 cup Kosher salt, 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoon peppercorns and Mrs. Dash spice (or any of your favorite poultry spice).

Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

After, bring everything to a boil, when the brine starts boiling turn off the heat and add 1 gallon of ice about 16 cups.

Finally, after the brine cools down add 2 sliced onions and a turkey.

Brine turkey over night then use this easy turkey recipe for the most delicious roasted Thanksgiving turkey.


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Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Super Easy Turkey Brine Recipe

Love Keil
Super easy turkey brine recipe for roasting juicy moist turkey for Thanksgiving.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Thanksgiving Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Big Pot


  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 2-3 stems fresh rosemary
  • 5 stems fresh thyme & bay leaves
  • 1 whole garlic sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Original Mrs.Dash spice
  • 2 onions sliced


  • Place all ingredients into a big pot except the onions.
  • Bring it to a boil, then turn off the heat. Add 1 gallon of ice and sliced onions. Let the turkey brine cool, then add turkey and soak for over night inside the fridge or if you live in cold place, place the pot in the garage.
  • After, remove turkey from the brine and pat dry with paper towels.


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  1. Hi, will my turkey just have a hint of sweetness adding all this sugar and apple juice or overly sweet. I usually add about 1/2 c white sugar and a little vegtable oil for added moisture. I don’t want a sweet tasting turkey but just the right balance

    • Yes, you can add less salt to the brine and then season more with seasoning, or add only 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of salt into the seasoning mixture after brining turkey. Hope this helps!

  2. How long can it soak in the brine? I want to brine my turkey for several days, just wanted to see what the max time could possibly be. Thanks

  3. This looks great and I’d love to try it next week for our Thanksgiving dinner. I do have two questions:

    1) How many bay leaves?
    2) A whole head of garlic sliced up or just one clove?

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