Easy Roast Turkey

Many struggle with cooking the perfect roast turkey. Just follow my cooking guidelines for easy roast turkey and you can't go wrong.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins
Author: Libby Jenkinson

Ingredients

Easy Roast Turkey

  • 4 kg turkey
  • 500 g streaky bacon
  • 55 g butter

Pork and Sage Stuffing

Instructions

Pork and Sage Stuffing

  • Place the onion, sage, pork and egg in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix through with your hands, squeezing all the ingredients together.
  • Half will be used to stuff the turkey breast, a quarter will be used to stuff the turkey cavity, and the remaining quarter can be rolled into balls and baked for 30 minutes.

Easy Roast Turkey

  • Separate the skin from the turkey breast and push half of the stuffing gently as you can into the space.
  • Rub the butter over the skin of the turkey breast and legs.
  • Cover turkey as shown with slices of streaky bacon.
  • Loosely wrap the large aluminium foil around the turkey and turn over the edges to make a wrapped parcel. This will keep the turkey moist.
  • Place in a large roasting dish and cook according to the cooking schedule above.