Roasted Turkey with Stuffing


A classic roasted turkey with stuffing is the perfect centrepiece for any holiday meal. This recipe is easy to follow and yields a delicious, moist bird that your guests will love. Simply roast the turkey and stuffing together in one pan, and baste occasionally with pan juices for added flavour. Serve with your favourite sides and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-7 kg) turkey
  • 1 recipe stuffing (see below)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  2. Place turkey in a roasting pan. Stuff turkey cavity with stuffing. Season turkey with salt and pepper. Drizzle with butter.
  3. Pour chicken broth into the bottom of the pan. Cover turkey loosely with foil.
  4. Roast turkey for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the stuffing is cooked through and the turkey is no longer pink in the centre. Remove foil during the last hour of cooking to allow the skin to brown.
  5. Remove turkey from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

Stuffing recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 12 cups dry bread cubes
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add bread cubes, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Pour in chicken broth and eggs, and mix until well moistened.
  3. Stuff turkey cavity with stuffing mixture. Enjoy!

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential variations on this classic recipe. For a more flavourful stuffing, try adding some chopped herbs, such as sage or thyme. You could also add some chopped nuts, dried fruit, or sausage meat to the stuffing mixture. For a lighter stuffing, use white bread instead of whole wheat, and use chicken or turkey stock in place of the chicken broth. Finally, be sure to taste the stuffing mixture before you stuff the turkey, and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

What other food it works well with

Roasted turkey goes well with a variety of side dishes. Try serving it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, green beans, cranberry sauce, and/or gravy. It also pairs well with white or red wine.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making roasted turkey is overcooking the bird, which can result in dry, tough meat. To avoid this, be sure to check the internal temperature of the turkey before removing it from the oven. The turkey is done when the stuffing is cooked through and the internal temperature of the turkey breast meat registers at 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutritional Information

One serving of roasted turkey with stuffing contains approximately 725 calories, 35 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates, and 85 grams of protein.

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens: wheat, eggs, milk.


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