Flamin' Hot Cheetos Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

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Flamin' Hot Cheetos Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Everyone has a favorite dish they look forward to on Thanksgiving. Marshmallow covered sweet potatoes, pecan pie, sage-filled stuffing, or the ever-famous green bean casserole.

Turkeys, on the other hand, deserve to be played with. Over the years, we've seen the deep-fried turkey, the turducken, and even pickle-brined turkeys have their moment. This year, Reynolds Kitchens developed what might be the most millennial turkey you could think of ... your grandma might hate it, but your Instagram followers will go nuts.


The Flamin' Hot Cheetos Turkey turns your bird bright red (and most likely your entire mouth), but it's relatively simple to make.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Turkey Recipe:

  1. Step 1: Buy a few bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Crush them up in your cuisinart or place them in a zip-top bag and smash them with a rolling pin (or let your teenager help by mashing them in the bag). Bast or brusg the turkey with butter, then coat with the crushed chips.

  2. Add 1 tsp. baking flour to an oven bag (Reynolds makes a BPA-free one made of nylon-resin instead of plastic), then place the bird in the bag and into a large roasting pan. Make ~6 1/2-inch slits in the bag before popping in the oven.

For a slightly more traditional-looking turkey – that will still appease the teenager in your house (or in you) – Reynolds lovingly created recipes for a Funyuns Turkey and a Cool Ranch Doritos Turkey. The birds get the same treatment as the Cheetos recipe, but can be cooked with tin foil instead of an oven bag, either by wrapping the entire turkey in tin foil or making a foil tent over the turkey before cooking.

For full instructions on how to make these chip-coated turkeys, check out Reynolds' website.