Honey Mustard Turkey Marinade

Honey mustard turkey marinade recipe

The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
51 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 30mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This marinade is thick enough to stick to the surface of the turkey. Slather over the surface and make sure that the turkey is evenly coated and the sweet mustard flavor will sink in to create a mild but noticeable taste.


  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown coarse-grain mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for honey mustard turkey marinade
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  2. Combine everything in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.

    Combine in a bowl
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  3. The best method for marinating a turkey is to use a large food-safe plastic bag. Coat the turkey with the marinade using a brush or by hand. Work the marinade over the entire surface, inside and out.

    Marinate turkey
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  4. Place the turkey in the plastic bag and close. Refrigerate for 10 to 20 hours.

    Place turkey in bag
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  5. After marinating, remove ​the turkey from bag allowing excess marinade to drain. Discard excess.

    Remove turkey
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  6. Cook your turkey, serve, and enjoy!

    Cook turkey
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