How to stuff and cook a turkey

Ensure your turkey is bursting with flavour, wonderfully moist and packed full of gorgeous stuffing with our easy-to-follow video.

How to stuff and cook a turkey

What’s the best way to stuff a turkey?

As you’ll see in the video, there’s a simple technique or two to know in advance:

  • Don’t stuff the main body cavity of the turkey as this makes it harder for the heat to reach the very centre of the bird. This could result either in the turkey being slightly undercooked in the centre, or in the rest of the meat being overcooked as you try to cook the bird through. It’s better to stuff only the neck cavity.
  • Make sure the stuffing is completely cold before you use it. Also check that the main body cavity doesn’t contain the bag of giblets.
  • You could also put a whole orange or lemon, a halved onion and some herbs (bay and thyme or rosemary) into the main body cavity to add flavour.

Make sure you have a scroll through our Christmas turkey collection, to find the perfect flavour combination to try this year.

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