Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey!

The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists:

  • Home decorations
  • Tree trimming
  • Gift buying and wrapping
  • Party planning

Whether it is a grand celebration with family and friends or a quaint and quiet one you are having this year, a meal is something everyone likes to sit down to during the holidays. Not sure what to serve for your holiday meal? Canadian Turkey has plenty of ideas to help make your meal for the holidays no matter how many people are tucked in around the table.




Looking for fun and festive appetizers to serve at your holiday parties this year? Canadian Turkey has a bevy of recipes to get your celebration off to a fabulous start! Want to spice things up? Take a look at these chic Bacon Wrapped Turkey Bites with Cranberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce. For a comfy and cozy affair, try out these Turkey Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa or pop these Potato-Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites. Give guests a bit variety by serving them these turkey Bombas and a Trio of Dips! Any of these tasty bites are sure to make your gathering festive and fun!




If a sit-down celebration is what you had in mind for the holidays, Canadian Turkey has you covered! They know that a holiday meal can take a lot of planning and preparation to pull off a delicious meal while having time to take care of other details for the day. Canadian Turkey has shared this “Make it Faster” Festive Carved Turkey recipe that will shorten the amount of time you spend in the kitchen.




“Make it Faster” Festive Carved Turkey
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  1. 1 cup roughly chopped carrots
  2. 1 cup roughly chopped celery
  3. 1 cup roughly chopped onion
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil
  5. 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  6. 1 14 -16 lb turkey, broken down into parts OR
  7. 2 large legs, 2 large thighs and 2 large bone-in breasts
  8. 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  9. 1 cup broth
  10. ½ cup white wine
  11. 1 tbsp each of paprika, thyme, sage, oregano and garlic powder
  12. salt and pepper to season
  13. fresh rosemary and thyme (optional)
  1. Set your oven to 425F.
  2. Place your carrots, celery, onions and garlic in a large roasting pan.
  3. Dress with olive oil and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  4. Pat the turkey parts dry with a paper towel.
  5. Combine dry spices to make a rub.
  6. Sprinkle generously on both sides of the turkey parts.
  7. Spread your turkey parts skin side up around the pan.
  8. Make sure to leave room between the pieces to allow heat to circulate.
  9. If using any fresh herbs, tuck in around the parts.
  10. Add the broth and white wine.
  11. Roast turkey for 30 minutes at 425F.
  12. Lower heat to 350F and cook for an additional 1- 1½ hours until an instant thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 170F.
  13. Remove from heat and tent for thirty minutes before carving.
  1. • Tuck garlic under turkey parts to ensure they don’t burn.
  2. • Get your local butcher to break down your turkey for you. This is an economical way to use a whole bird for parts, with no extra work for you!
  3. • Make sure to get the carcass, neck and wings from your butcher to make a rich and tasty turkey stock.
  4. • If your local grocer doesn’t have a butcher on site, you can use turkey parts for this recipe.
  5. Make sure to stock up on extra dark or white meat, depending on what your family prefers.
  6. • Make a quick gravy: Pour off pan juices and let sit for 2-3 minutes until fat rises to the top.
  7. Skim off fat. Blend together remaining pan juices and vegetables to make a delicious gravy. Add a ½ - ¾ cup of broth or milk, 2 tbsps of cornstarch and heat until thickened to desired consistency.
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Not only is this recipe a time-saver, it is can also help to keep some coin in your pocket! This recipe can be a perfect centerpiece of your holiday festivities.

Is this your first year preparing the “Big Bird?”  Canadian Turkey can give you a hand here, as well! They have a WHOLE BIRD HOW TO page that shares tips and tricks for cooking your turkey from store to table.

Whether it is appetizers, a small meal or a meal you are thinking about creating for the holidays, Canadian Turkey has you covered! They have amazing ideas to add turkey to your festivities this year that will please anyone who tastes them. Take a look and see how Canadian Turkey can make your holiday celebrations festive, merry, and deliciously memorable!

For more information about Canadian Turkey, you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube pages!


A Canadian Turkey Holiday Giveaway!




Canadian Turkey wants to start the holiday season off right by giving one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower a $150 e-Gift Card to create a festive holiday tradition!

The ARV of this prize package is $150!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on December 3rd, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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  1. Florence Cochrane says:

    The squash-turkey-zucchini-soup sounds delicious. I must try this. For the holidays I love a roast turkey stuffed with veggies and lots of gravy. My tip is to buy a big one for leftovers to use in other recipes.

  2. Jasen H says:

    I think I’d like to try the Twice Baked Turkey Dijon Baked Potatoes recipe for the upcoming holidays.

  3. Francine says:

    I love to make soup from the leftover carcass

  4. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite recipe is the Christmas Dinner Pizza.

  5. Suzi says:

    Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake sounds great!

  6. DebP says:

    I actually like the Whole Bird Calculator they have on their site. It’s a valuable little tool.

  7. 409cope says:

    I would love to try the PEACH GLAZED ROASTED TURKEY BREAST.

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to make the SWEET & SPICY OVEN-FRIED TURKEY DRUMMETTES, yummmm I love my turkey wings

  9. Cheryl says:

    My fave holiday recipe is WHOLE ROASTED THANKSGIVING TURKEY WITH MUSTARD GRAVY. Looks and sounds so yummy!! 🙂

  10. Tara Betterley says:

    The recipe that I would like to try is the Beer Can BBQ turkey. That looks so delicious!!

  11. Judy Cowan says:

    My favourite recipe is the Turkey Breast in the slow cooker, love that it is easy to do and the meat turns out moist. Plus it frees up the oven for other things. We are white meat eaters so this works great for us.

  12. Susanne McCarthy says:

    Peach Glazed roasted turkey breast sounds delicious and easy too!!

  13. Cheryl says:

    My favourite tip is the cook the turkey without stuffing! It cooks faster and then you can make lots of extra stuffing

  14. Chantal Bechervaise says:

    I love all the leftover turkey recipes. The Asian Greens and Turkey Broth with Frank’s Red Hot Slammin’ Sriracha looks interesting. We have a lot of dietary needs/restrictions in my household and that is one we could all enjoy!

  15. joanne darrell says:

    My favourite recipe is Sweet and Sour Turkey oven fried drumsticks.

  16. Laurie Alain says:

    Tomato and Turkey Bake sounds great!!! This would be different to try and i’m open to new ideas!!

  17. Linda says:

    When cooking turkey, I like to stuff it with oranges to keep it moist and fragrant.

  18. kristen visser says:

    oooo my favorite recipe is the Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

  19. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would absolutely love the Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce.

  20. Doris H says:

    Would love the Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake.

  21. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I really like the Peach Glazed roasted turkey breast, sounds really good and looks easy to make.

  22. Krista M says:

    The simple, classic DELICIOUSLY SIMPLE HERB ROASTED TURKEY looks like a crowd-pleaser to me! Love the addition of white wine to the broth!

  23. Sara Lima says:

    There are so many yummy looking recipes – but I think the hearty turkey sausage with tomato rissotto is my favourite. It sounds and looks amazing (I love rissotto!)

  24. kathy downey says:

    I would love to prepare the SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI WITH SWEET POTATO, CHIPOTLE AND MAPLE for my family i think we would enjoy this meal !

  25. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite is simply roasting a whole turkey for the holidays, then making turkey soup with the leftovers. I love the Whole Bird calculator on the website for knowing what size turkey to buy depending on how many guests, as well as the temperature and time cooking chart.

  26. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The WHOLE BIRD TURKEY CALCULATOR is handy, though obviously our turkey was too big according to that but I reckon that you can never have enough turkey, right? 🙂

  27. Amber Y says:

    The recipe for the SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI WITH SWEET POTATO, CHIPOTLE AND MAPLE looks and sounds really tasty!

  28. Elaine G says:

    My favorite holiday recipe is the DELICIOUSLY SIMPLE HERB ROASTED TURKEY

  29. loriag says:

    A great recipe is the APPLE, CHEDDAR & TURKEY HAND PIES. I love turkey pies.

  30. Dawn Gordon says:

    I love the turkey kabobs!

    Meal on a stick!

  31. Tracy D says:

    My cooking tip is buy the stuffing in a box ;). So much better!

  32. Wendy Jensen says:

    I visited Canadian Turkey at, and my favourite holiday turkey recipes are the ones for leftover turkey.

  33. Melinda says:

    The PEACH GLAZED ROASTED TURKEY BREAST sounds yummy. My tip is to be prep all your food before you start cooking to save time and sanity!

  34. Karla Sceviour says:


  35. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    I like the recipe for Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake

  36. Erinn Lishman says:

    I love the weeknight turkey taco recipe! It is quick, easy to make and offers flavours my family loves!

  37. Doris Calvert says:

    Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake sounds divine!!

  38. ginette4 says:


  39. Carole Dube says:

    My favourite recipe is the Christmas Dinner Pizza.

  40. L says:

    hot turkey sandwiches with dressing. thanks

  41. Valerie Gibson says:

    The Christmas pizza recipe is a fun idea

  42. missbobloblaw says:

    I’d like to try the Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast.

  43. Carole B says:

    Smoked Turkey wraps, but with a vegetal protein instead on the turkey.

  44. Anthony Langlois says:

    BATCH TURKEY MEATBALLS sounds like a great Holiday lunch!

  45. Sarah Stickney says:

    Twice Baked Turkey Dijon Baked Potatoes look good.

  46. Trisha Y says:

    I’m loving the TURKEY TAQUITOS recipe, might try this one this year if we have lots of leftovers.

  47. krysta d says:

    Peach Glazed Turkey Breast sounds amazing! I’d want to try that recipe for sure.

  48. Rebecca G says:

    Peach Glazed roasted turkey breast

  49. Tabby72 says:

    I’d like to make Squash, Turkey and Zucchini Soup!

  50. Nicole Aben says:

    omg Turkey Taquitos for sure, I am always looking to switch up our taco night!

  51. Nate says:

    I use the turkey bones to make soup stock

  52. Erin Lewis says:

    The Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast looks amazing!

  53. Andrea Amy says:

    I really like a whole roasted turkey. The next day I take the bones and vegetable clippings and make a really great turkey broth (and then use some to make turkey soup and I freeze the rest for later recipes like stirfry or stew)

  54. Kim Stenner says:

    our family favourite is the day after a turkey dinner when we have a turkey shephards pie made with all the leftovers from the day before.

  55. Edith Rennes says:

    The Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake looks really good

  56. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I super love the Turkey Spinach Cobb Salad recipe. Sweet

  57. Casey Miller says:

    I like making turkey curry meatballs with green curry.

  58. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I appreciate the link on how to carve the whole turkey–very helpful!

  59. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I would love to try the Christmas Dinner Pizza.

  60. K Yee says:

    For the holidays I love a classic roast turkey. On the site I like the look of Whole Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Mustard Gravy, as the mustard gravy seems like a bit of a twist at least for us.

  61. Courtney A says:

    The sweet and spicy turkey looks great!

  62. Darren Scrubb says:

    I truly enjoy the SQUASH TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI SOUP recipe.

  63. Cahley E Tod-Tims says:

    I like making a hash with the leftover turkey !

  64. Sara Muzzatti says:

    A whole roasted turkey is amazing and my favourite meat 🙂

  65. Alison Braidwood says:

    I think the Hearty Turkey Sausage and Tomato Risotto sounds fab. An unusual twist on using turkey left-overs.

  66. Chanel says:

    How To Make Batch Turkey Meatballs was a very useful video

  67. Ellen says:


  68. Kaitlyn says:

    The caesar turkey schnitzel sandwich sounds interesting.

  69. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to make the Turkey Taco Pizza recipe.

  70. Amie says:

    I love the how to videos ! So great to not just read the tips but see them , that helps so much sometimes !

  71. Edmond says:

    Whatcha talkin’ bout Willis? My fave: The Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast. To die for. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  72. Andrea Williams says:

    I think the Potato Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites look really yummy and fun to make!

  73. Sandy Couzens says:

    I would love to try the SQUASH, TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI SOUP. We Love Turkey and squash and just can’t get enough soup this time of year. I love having lots of different soup in the freezer. We make our broth in the slow cooker over night with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Perfect every time. Thank you for the Wonderful giveaway 🙂

  74. Ming says:

    The cheesey tomato and turkey bake looks delicious

  75. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) says:

    The turkey sliders recipe looks really good.

  76. Nicole B says:


  77. BlessedTA says:


  78. Pd Reimer says:

    I’ve actually never cooked a whole turkey, we have a small family, but I have used it in place of chicken with a caesar salad!

  79. Tina F says:

    Homemade turkey soup we so love making the next day

  80. Erin W says:

    I think the Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast looks amazing!

  81. Glogirl says:


  82. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I think I’m going to try making the Skillet Turkey Scaloppini Topped with Mustard, Capers and Olive Sauce tonight because it sounds delish!

  83. Sunshine G says:

    I make slow cooker turkey chili – anything on a worknight that is easy is a hit!

  84. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would love to try the Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake

  85. Juliee Fitze says:

    Christmas Dinner Pizza sounds very interesting.

  86. Leah says:


  87. christine murray says:

    I used leftover turkey to make turkey pot pies.

  88. Michelle james says:

    I love hot Turkey Sandwiches using up leftovers!

  89. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like turkey soup its yummy

  90. Jana Liu says:

    have a pot luck, that way you aren’t cooking forever in the kitchen!

  91. Lucy says:

    The Twice Baked Turkey Dijon Baked Potatoes recipe looks great!

  92. Donna T says:


  93. Renee says:

    I have never cooked a turkey. But I know you have to make sure to not over cook it. I’m not a fan of dry meat

  94. Judy Hunting says:

    I really like the sound of COCONUT CURRY SLOW COOKED TURKEY ROAST

  95. Monique L.S. says:

    Cook the turkey with a mayo rub. It keeps the turkey super moist and tastes really good too.

  96. Darwin says:

    I like the Turkey spinach cobb salad.

  97. Linda Hall says:

    I would love to try Sweet & Spicy Oven-Fried Turkey Drummettes

  98. Jennifer G says:

    Those turkey Taquitos would make an amazing holiday Appetizer!

  99. Vicki Holst says:

    The cheesy tomato and turkey bake looks awesome

  100. Tina L. says:

    The Shredded Turkey Tacos looks good

  101. Suzie B says:

    I like the sounds of the SWEET CHILI & LIME TURKEY MEATBALLS recipe; it would be great for holiday entertaining!

  102. Christine D says:

    My fav cooking tip is Turkey Farmers of Canada recommends cooking a whole turkey to an internal temperature of 170°F (77°C) in the breast and 180°F (82°C) in the thigh.

  103. Bo S. says:

    From the CanadianTurkey website, one of my fave recipes is Turkey Chili! I never thought to make chili with turkey before!

  104. wobbles13 says:

    turkey meatballs look delisious

  105. angela m says:

    My tip is to boil down the turkey bones to make a turkey soup.

  106. Kelly D says:

    Making stock with the bones is an easy and money saving idea I liked!

  107. Heather Howard says:

    My favorite tip was “Frozen turkey cuts should be thawed in the refrigerator or by using the cold water method, and when thawed, cooked within 48 hours”

  108. Heather Howard says:

    I make turkey pot pie, homemade turkey soup and more with left over turkey. I learned that after thawing it should be cooked within 48hrs.

  109. Sab Edwards says:

    Personally for me, I like that they actually have vidoes you can watch, esp if you are new to the whole cooking thing (LIke when your kids move out, move to another province and you are trying to explain stuff and they just are baffled by the stuff you are saying…like you’re all of a sudden talking another language to them))

  110. Andrea says:

    I want to try the Hearty Turkey Sausage and Tomato Risotto!

  111. tracy k says:

    Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast sounds yummy!

  112. Catherine Robichaud says:

    The Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake looks good.

  113. Carol M says:

    I find cooking a fresh turkey yields the best results.

  114. Caryn Coates says:

    The TURKEY TAQUITOS look so delicious

  115. Sarah De Diego says:

    I’d love to try the Peach Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast. As for cooking tips, don’t let me cook (hahaha).

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  116. Stephanie says:

    The Turkey Tacos look delicious!

  117. Mandy says:

    My favorite holiday turkey recipe is Sweet & Spicy Oven Fried Turkey Drummettes.

  118. wilson king says:

    The drumettes

  119. Alisa Ecker says:

    My favourite would have to be Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake. It looks so delicious, especially when it has my all time favourite in it. Macaroni!

  120. Ryan B says:

    Every time I visit their site I find something else that catches my eye.
    Today it is this GRILLED APPLE ‘N’ HONEY TURKEY Recipe

  121. lori butler says:

    the turkey tacos, mmm I put slices of bacon on my turkey when I cook it

  122. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I like the sweet and spicy oven fried turkey drumsticks!

  123. angela eagle says:

    my fav is the turkey pot pie

  124. Angela September says:

    I can’t wait to try the turkey tacos from the website! my kids would love them

  125. Shara W says:

    The turkey taco pizza looks delicious!

  126. Theresa A. says:

    Il ove sandwiches. I’d like to try the BBQ Turkey Club with Spicy Mayo. Yum!

  127. Joshua Spiers says:

    Sweet and spicy turkey drummettes

  128. jess b says:

    The turkey croque monsieur with cranberry apple chutney looks amazing! I grew up near a cranberry bog, so I love finding ways to add the little red berry to recipes.

  129. Kim K says:

    I love to try the CHEESY TOMATO AND TURKEY BAKE, it looks delicious and it’s easy to make!

  130. Heidi C. says:

    I would like to try the Shredded Turkey Tacos.

  131. Melissa Marie says:

    The cheesy toma to and turkey bake sounds good

  132. sarah alexis says:

    Using the bones for soup stock!!!

  133. Karin Dollery says:

    I would like to make the Potato-Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites, they look smashing.

  134. Aarti M says:

    My favourite holiday turkey recipe is grilled apple ‘n’ honey turkey.

  135. Karine says:

    i looove roasted turkey

  136. Emma Thompson says:

    Cheesy tomato and turkey bake looks like a great way to use up the yummy leftover turkey.

  137. Crystal Porter says:


  138. Lisa Neutel says:

    I have to give the turkey tacos a try — we love tacos never tried them with turkey

  139. Shane Smith says:

    we would love the turkey tacos, turkey is our favorite!

  140. AD says:

    I love Roast Turkey, but my favourite thing is left-over and making interesting and delish dishes. On the Canadian Turkey website, the Turkey Taquitos and the Turkey Tortilla Cones look really yummy!

  141. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I love the cheesy tomato and turkey bake

  142. Christine says:

    Shredded turkey tacos here , love to try it

  143. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I would like to make the Potato-Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites, I think my picky 17mth old granddaughter would actually eat them.

  144. Jonnie says:

    The Potato Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites recipe is my favorite

  145. jan says:


  146. Coral Ariel Seabrook says:

    I’m obsessing over the ‘Sweet Chili Lime Turkey Meatballs’ Yum-Yum!

  147. Donnas says:

    I’d like to make the turkey taquitos.

  148. Dianne G. says:

    I have cooked salmon on a plank in the BBQ but never thought to cook turkey on a plank, so I liked the how to tips on how to cook your turkey by this method. It would add even more flavour!

  149. Liberty says:

    Italian Turkey Burgers sounds like something I would like to try.

  150. KD says:

    I think the turkey taco pizza is neat. I wouldn’t have thought of mixing turkey with taco seasoning, or of putting it on pizza!

  151. Sherry says:

    The Spicy Turkey Tartlets look very tasty.

  152. Lori Bosworth says:

    The Best Ever Turkey Chili looks delicious!

  153. ikkinlala says:

    My favourite holiday turkey tip is to freeze the carcass and make the stock later.

  154. heather sibley says:

    Italian Turkey Burgers sounds delicious

  155. Rae D. says:

    We like to make curry with the left-overs.

  156. Patrick Siu says:

    We make turkey pie with the leftovers

  157. Amy C says:

    Turkey Chili looks like it would be very interesting.

  158. KellyPC says:

    I made bacon wrapped turducken breast roasts for our last two thanksgivings! They’re so good & not hard to do at all!

  159. Tainan Lu says:

    I would like to try the Shredded Turkey Tacos.

  160. Carey Hurst says:

    Would love the turkey tacos , so much looks so good though

  161. Judy Hunting says:

    Turkey Chili sounds great

  162. Sab Edwards says:

    I would try spiced turkey nuggest …sounds like my thing

  163. Laurie W. says:

    My favourite tip for cooking a turkey is to use a meat thermometer to make sure it is cooked properly.

  164. monica says:

    I would love to try the turkey tacos! Sounds great

  165. Tara Gauthier says:

    The shredded turkey tacos look really good. I like serving tacos as they are easily adapted to everyone’s differing tastes!

  166. Kristin Knudsen says:

    I remember one year we deep fried the turkey outside in a big pot of oil. It was the most juicy, yet crispy-skinned turkey I have ever eaten!

  167. Michelle W says:

    I would make Shredded Turkey Tacos with my leftover turkey! They look delish!

  168. Harvinderks says:

    I will be bookmarking the turkey calculator. Makes it so easy to figure out how big a turkey I will need and how long to cook it for. That’s brilliant.

  169. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    Turkey burgers!!

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