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Festive Carved Turkey recipe

“Make it Faster” Festive Carved Turkey

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Canadian Turkey has shared this “Make it Faster” Festive Carved Turkey recipe that will shorten the amount of time you spend in the kitchen.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 10
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1 cup roughly chopped carrots
  • 1 cup roughly chopped celery
  • 1 cup roughly chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 turkey broken down into parts OR 2 large legs 2 large thighs and 2 large bone-in breasts
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup broth
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp each of paprika thyme, sage, oregano and garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to season
  • fresh rosemary and thyme optional


  • Set your oven to 425F.
  • Place your carrots, celery, onions and garlic in a large roasting pan.
  • Dress with olive oil and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Pat the turkey parts dry with a paper towel.
  • Combine dry spices to make a rub.
  • Sprinkle generously on both sides of the turkey parts.
  • Spread your turkey parts skin side up around the pan.
  • Make sure to leave room between the pieces to allow heat to circulate.
  • If using any fresh herbs, tuck in around the parts.
  • Add the broth and white wine.
  • Roast turkey for 30 minutes at 425F.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and tent for thirty minutes before carving.


• Tuck garlic under turkey parts to ensure they don’t burn.
• 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!
• Make sure to get the carcass, neck and wings from your butcher to make a rich and tasty turkey stock.
• If your local grocer doesn’t have a butcher on site, you can use turkey parts for this recipe.
Make sure to stock up on extra dark or white meat, depending on what your family prefers.
• Make a quick gravy: Pour off pan juices and let sit for 2-3 minutes until fat rises to the top. 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.


Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 57gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 410mgPotassium: 695mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2393IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg
Keyword carved turkey, Holiday turkey, turkey, Turkey recipe
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