Festive Stuffed Turkey

festive stuffed turkey

Festive stuffed turkey

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A stuffed turkey is a festive, beautiful centerpiece for any Thanksgiving table. This version is filled with your favorite stuffing plus rice to make it extra hearty.
Servings: 8
Calories: 678


  • 7 lb oven-ready turkey
  • 2 oz butter


  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 6 oz breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz 'no need to soak' dried apricots finely chopped
  • 2 oz walnuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven. 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Remove . giblets from turkey. Wash turkey and dry thoroughly.
  • To make stuffing, 2. melt butter in a frying pan, add onion and fry for 3 - 4 mins until soft. In a bowl, mix together onions, breadcrumbs, apricots, walnuts, parsley, salt and pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in egg and leave until cold.
  • Fill neck end of . turkey with stuffing. Fold skin over and secure on the underside of turkey with wooden cocktail sticks.
  • Put turkey in roasting tin, melt butter and brush over turkey. Cover with greased foil and roast for 3 hours, basting occasionally. Remove foil for last 15 mins to brown the skin.
  • TIPS
  • Don't pack the cavity too tightly as the stuffing swells during cooking. Only stuff the neck end of the turkey as the temperature in the central cavity does not get hot enough and any stuffing there will not be properly cooked.
Calories: 678 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein: 66 g
Fat: 34g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 254 mg
Sodium: 873 mg
Potassium: 904 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 1097 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 96 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Ingredients Turkey, Whole turkey
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