How To Bacon Wrap A Turkey

This year add something unexpected and appreciated to your family feast. A bacon blanket is easy to make and add to your turkey, let Ace’s Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, show you the steps to master the bacon weave.

Match up the delectable flavor of bacon and the power of your grill and it’s a match made in heaven.

Printable Recipe for Bacon Blanket

Yield: Covers 1 Turkey
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 2-3 Hours depending on smoke time


Measure  2 lbs


Bacon, Applewood, Thick Sliced

Prep Notes

Kept Cold in fridge

Cooking Directions:


  • Prepare turkey by removing cavity contents and giblets package under front flap
  • Rinse turkey inside and out and set aside
  • Prepare the Turkey Brine according to package directions and cool completely
  • Line a bucket with a brine bag and carefully place the turkey into the brine bag
  • Add the brine solution and brine the turkey (under refrigeration) for 45 minutes per pound
  • Set Grill or Smoker to 190˚, set up for indirect cooking/smoking and pre-heat
  • Add desired wood chunks or chips to get your desired smoke level or flavor
  • While the grill or smoker is heating up, carefully remove the turkey from the brine. DO NOT RINSE
  • Place the turkey onto a stable cutting board
  • Rub turkey with olive oil blend and season to taste with Rub-A-Dub Seasoning
  • Place the turkey on the grill or smoker and smoke at 190˚ for 1 hour (more if desired)
  • While turkey is smoking, make your bacon blanket by weaving bacon strips on a sheet of Foil, plastic wrap, or butcher paper, keep cold in the fridge until needed
  • If bacon doesn’t fit across the weave, stretch slices to help fit
  • After 1 hour of smoke, adjust grill or smoker to 350˚ and allow to come to temp
  • Open the lid and carefully turn the bacon blanket out onto the turkey
  • *** If you want to save drippings for gravy, add turkey to a pan, then cover with a bacon blanket
  • Close the lid and let turkey cook for 2-3 Hours or until minimum cooking temp of 165˚ is reached
  • Carefully remove the turkey from the grill or smoker using heatproof gloves
  • Remove the bacon blanket and save for snacking or chopped bacon needs
  • Allow cooling for 5 minutes
  • Slice turkey and DEVOUR!! – don’t forget the pan drippings for epic bacon enhanced gravy

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