Our Top 10 Thanksgiving Turkey Rubs

From smoky-sweet to hot 'n' spicy, these easy-to-make spice rubs are great for adding an instant punch of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey.


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Mole Rub
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Mole Rub

    Combine chili powder, chocolate shavings, grated orange peel, and onion powder for a Mexican-inspired turkey rub.

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Caribbean Rub

    Give your turkey a kick with this warm combination of allspice, mustard seeds, ginger, and paprika.

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Au Poivre Rub

    Blend white, black, and pink peppercorns with rosemary to create a turkey rub that's traditional, with a twist.

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Honey Mustard Flavored Rub

    Combine dry mustard, sugar, and dried lavender for a turkey rub with a hint of Provencal flavor.

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Mediterranean Rub

    Mix lemon zest, parsley, chives, oregano, and olive oil for a combination that's both bright and earthy.

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Smoke and Fire Rub

    For a bold-flavor turkey rub, blend together smoked paprika, chipotle chili flakes, dried tomatoes, and lime juice.

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Garlic Lovers

    If you can't get enough garlic flavor, try this turkey rub. It features both fresh and powdered garlic, sea salt, and basil.

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Asian Blend Rub

    To give your turkey a fresh twist, flavor it with this unique blend of black and white sesame seeds, crystallized ginger, and red pepper flakes.

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Cowboy Rub

    This smoky-sweet spice rub is a blend of comforting Old West flavors: hickory-smoked salt, ground coffee, and brown sugar.

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Indian Rub

    Give your turkey an exotic twist with this delicious spice rub featuring curry powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and pistachios.

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More Turkey Tips

    Now that you've figured out your turkey rub, it's time to move on to the cooking stage. We've brainstormed several great ways to cook a turkey that your family and friends are sure to enjoy!

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