Roasted Turkey Recipe

roasted turkey

This turkey and stuffing recipe have been within our family for centuries. The last couple of years I tried roasting it myself. Of course I might add, they turned out to be very delicious every time!

What you need is:

  • A turkey
  • butter
  • salt
  • herbs
  • stuffing (you can find the recipe here: stuffing recipe )

Roasted Turkey RecipeWash the turkey well.

Roasted Turkey RecipeOur Turkey came with its neck, if yours also has a neck then cut it off. Har har har…

Roasted Turkey RecipeDo not throw it away, boil it and used the water as gravy or soup. Home made Chicken Broth.

Roasted Turkey RecipeSalt the inside of the turkey.

Roasted Turkey RecipeCut small gaps between the legs and chest and put some butter in it.

Roasted Turkey RecipeButter the surface and sprinkle it with salt and herbs.

Roasted Turkey RecipeFill the turkey with stuffing. You can find the recipe here: turkey stuffing

Roasted Turkey RecipeBe careful not to stuff the turkey to much, otherwise the stuffing will become one big ball.

Roasted Turkey RecipeClose all the openings.

Roasted Turkey RecipeI used these metal pins.

Roasted Turkey RecipeThen cover the wings and stuffed parts with aluminium foil, take them off  in last an hour of cooking.

Place it in the pre-heated oven and roast it until its done.

Here are the measurements for open roasting stuffed turkeys (without the cooking bag/foil):

  • 3,5 to 5,5 kg  – 170°C – 3 hours to 3 hours 30 mins.
  • 5,5 to 6,5 kg  – 170°C – 3 hours 30 mins to 4 hours
  • 6,5 to 8 kg     – 170°C – 4 hours to 4 hours 15 mins.
  • 8 to 9 kg        – 170°C – 4 hours 15 mins to 4 hours 45 mins.
  • 9 to 10,5 kg   – 170°C – 4 hours 45 mins to 5 hours 15 mins.

For unstuffed turkeys of the same weight, reduce the total cooking time by 15 to 30 mins.

Then serve with mashed potatos and gravy.

For the Gravy:

Roasted Turkey RecipeI used mushroom sauce and chicken broth. Then I added some off the juice from the cooked turkey after it was roasted. yummy yummy!!

Happy holidays!

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