Pineapple Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe: Think Beer Can Chicken With a Holiday Twist by 30Seconds Food

Poultry Dinner Holidays
2 years ago

If you’re looking for a unique twist on your Thanksgiving dinner, this pineapple turkey recipe from 5-Minute Recipes is for you. The turkey recipe is the same concept as a beer can chicken. But instead of roasting upright on a can of beer, the turkey sits on a fresh pineapple, and is then basted with a sweet and savory sauce. Yum!

Serve this easy and creative roasted turkey recipe with your favorite side dishes. You could even roast a whole chicken this way, too. Delish.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: About 13 minutes per pound 
Total Time: 20 minutes plus time to bake turkey
Servings: varies depending on size of turkey


  • 1 turkey
  • 1 fresh pineapple

Basting Sauce

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut up the pineapple, removing the top and leaving the center and bottom connected.
  2. Place the raw turkey on to core of the pineapple and attach the top part of the pineapple back on to the top of the turkey.
  3. Combine soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, garlic and ginger paste into a bowl and mix. Brush the mixture onto the turkey.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven until turkey reaches 165 degrees F. (Learn more about turkey cooking times and temperatures.)

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Soy Sauce $3 & Up
Pineapple Juice $3 & Up
Brown Sugar $2 & Up
Garlic Paste $3 & Up
Ginger Paste $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a delicious idea. The sweet citrus of the pineapple has to help with flavor as well as moisture. Wow!
This is such a unique and fun recipe.

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