Turkey Rub Recipe

Turkey Rub Recipe

This turkey rub is a blend of savory spices that come together to make the ultimate poultry seasoning. Homemade spice rub will add plenty of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey, and also works well with chicken, pork and beef.

When I want to make a turkey that’s sure to impress, I use my homemade turkey rub as the primary seasoning agent. I serve my turkey with keto side dishes such as Cornbread Sausage Stuffing, Homemade Cranberry Sauce and Cauliflower Mash for a memorable meal.

turkey rub

HOW DO YOU MAKE TURKEY RUB?

This rub is super easy to make and contains ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Place salt, brown sugar substitute, paprika, parsley, celery salt, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, sage, garlic powder and onion powder in a bowl. Stir to combine. Store the spice mix for later use, or use right away.

turkey rub

WHAT FLAVORS GO WELL WITH TURKEY?

Turkey pairs well with a lot of sweet and savory flavors such as brown sugar, maple, chives, thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, basil, paprika, pepper, garlic, onion, lemon, and oregano. This spice blend is primarily savory, with just a hint of brown sugar to offset the salt, herbs and spices. The added bonus of the brown sugar is that it will help to create a golden brown crust on the turkey. I am using keto substitute brown sugar which you can find at your local grocery store, Walmart and online like Amazon.

Here is the one I use: Anthony’s Erythritol and Monk Sugar Golden

cooked turkey with rub recipe

TURKEY RUB VARIATIONS

I happen to love this spice blend exactly as it’s written, but you can absolutely use other flavorings to customize this recipe to your taste.

  • Sugar: You can use maple sugar, muscovado sugar or coconut sugar instead of the brown sugar. You can also blend honey, agave syrup or maple syrup with the spices to make a wet rub.
  • You can omit the sugar completely from the recipe and use softened butter instead (2 stick). Butter will help get a golden brown and crispy. Add he dry rub after you slather the butter. It does add amazing flavor.
  • Herbs: Feel free to add other herbs to the mix such as dried parsley, basil, marjoram, savory or oregano.
  • Spices: Other great additions to this rub include cayenne pepper, mustard powder, smoked paprika or chili powder.
  • Wet Rub: You can mix your spice blend with 3 tablespoons of olive oil or melted butter to make a wet rub.

Turkey Rub Recipe

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: SeasoningCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

Rub for 20-25 lb Turkey
Prep time

10

minutes
Calories

9

kcal

This turkey rub is a blend of savory spices that come together to make the ultimate poultry seasoning. Homemade spice rub will add plenty of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey, and also works well with chicken, pork and beef

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Himalaya salt

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar substitute

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 3 teaspoons dried rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Directions

  • Place all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until combined.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over your turkey, as well as under the skin, then cook as desired.
  • Spice rub can be made up to 2 months in advance.

Notes

  • You can omit the sugar completely from the recipe and use softened butter instead (2 stick)
  • Herbs: Feel free to add other herbs to the mix such as dried parsley, basil, marjoram, savory or oregano.
  • Spices: Other great additions to this rub include cayenne pepper, mustard powder, smoked paprika or chili powder.
  • Sugar: You can use maple sugar, muscovado sugar or coconut sugar instead of the brown sugar. You can also blend honey, agave syrup or maple syrup with the spices to make a wet rub.

NUTRITION

Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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