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Christmas turkey recipes

Seasoned, stuffed, roasted till golden and drizzled with gravy, Christmas turkeys can be done a dozen ways to suit your menu. Whether you’re going for a traditional classic or something a bit different, you’ll find the best Christmas turkey recipe for your table right here. Let’s preheat the oven and get trussing – it’s time for a turkey Christmas.

1. Roasted turkey with mustard-peppercorn gravy

This show-stopping Christmas turkey recipe is a delicious main for modern and traditional main course menus alike. Stuffed and seasoned with sage, thyme and flaky sea salt, it's paired with a mustard-peppercorn gravy that utilises those delicious pan juices. Serve with more fresh herbs for a whirlwind of flavour.

2. Spiced turkey with saffron couscous

Carve up an exotic feast this Christmas with a spiced turkey. Seasoned with cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, pepper and ginger and served on a bed of colourful saffron couscous with veggies and nuts, this golden bird is best served with a splash of gravy and fresh coriander, parsley and mint.

3. Cranberry and pecan stuffed turkey

Turkey at Christmas time is a classic, and this recipe doesn’t stop at the roasted, golden skin. A stuffing for turkey with cranberries, pecans, sage, and lemon rind is just the thing to perk up your dinner party and really indulge in all the season’s flavours.

4. Crown turkey roast with spiced gravy

This delicious turkey crown with cornbread and berry stuffing is a low-fuss main that has most of the work already done for you. It’s a perfect last-minute, too-busy-for-that solution for Christmas lunch or dinner and goes down a treat.

5. Roast turkey with veggies and gravy

Served with a richly flavoured, silk gravy alongside roasted vegetables or crisp salads of your choice, Curtis Stone’s ultimate roast turkey is just that. This Christmas table champion is stuffed with flavour-packed veggies, basted in savoury Worcestershire sauce, and roasted for two-and-a-half hours until it reaches crispy-skinned perfection.