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Classic Smoked Turkey

Classic Smoked Turkey

  • Author: Brianna
  • Total Time: 10 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 13 servings


Discover the art of creating a mouthwatering Classic Smoked Turkey with our step-by-step guide. Perfectly seasoned and infused with a unique cola mixture, this recipe brings a delightful twist to your festive table. Dive into the world of rich flavors and tender, smoky goodness with our easy-to-follow instructions and expert tips.


  • Whole Turkey (10 lbs, cleaned and prepped)
  • Crushed Garlic Cloves (4)
  • Seasoned Salt (2 tbsp)
  • Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup)
  • Cola-Flavored Beverage (24 oz)
  • Fresh Apple (1, quartered)
  • Fresh Onion (1, quartered)
  • Garlic Powder (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 tbsp)
  • Ground Black Pepper (1 tbsp)


  1. Preheat the smoker to 225-250 degrees F.
  2. Clean the turkey, rinse, and pat dry.
  3. Massage the turkey with crushed garlic and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  4. Place the turkey in a disposable roasting pan.
  5. Combine cola, butter, onion, apple, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to create the stuffing mix.
  6. Fill the turkey cavity with the cola mixture and cover loosely with foil.
  7. Smoke the turkey for about 10 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.
  8. Regularly baste the turkey with pan juices.
  9. Allow the turkey to rest before serving to redistribute the juices.


For best results, ensure the turkey is fully thawed if previously frozen and allow it to rest after cooking for juicier meat.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 70g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg

Keywords: Classic Smoked Turkey, Smoked Turkey Recipe, Thanksgiving Turkey, Cola-Infused Turkey, Festive Turkey Recipe