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Is there such a thing as a small turkey? I look at the ones in the shop and know that they will not fit in my small oven… plus as I have never cooked one before how long do I cook it for and what is a nice yummy stuffing recipe? … please mums I really want to give a turkey a bash this year but they are expensive to buy and I don’t want to well stuff it up :)


Posted by mom57808, 19th December 2014


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  • i would have thought that it would have instructions though lol


  • For us we usually just buy the turkey breast available in a box in the freezer section, still a sizable piece and plenty enough for guests (or make a couple)


  • You can buy a 3 kilo turkey buffet, most supermarkets stock that size as their smallest. The buffet doesn’t have wings/legs which makes it more compact for a smaller oven. I use basic coles brand stuffing mix which you just add water to and the directions are on the turkey. For most ovens aim for 40 minutes per kilo & add extra time for the stuffing so for a 3 kilo turkey buffet I would roast for approx 2 hours & 15 minutes.


  • What you want is a turkey buffe. Much smaller and easy to prepare. Thaw, brine then roast! Perfect.


  • Hope you had success with cooking turkey! :)


  • Mum has cooked turkey breast rolls and thigh rolls for many years ,they are easy to carve,you can fit a lot more meat into your oven and they are juicy and delicious.


  • It may be easier to do a turkey roll. While they cost more to buy they aren’t as bulky and you are not paying for the weight of bones too. I have been told by more than one person that it actually works out cheaper for that reason. It fits into smaller dishes and spaces in your oven and takes less time to cook. You save on your electricity or gas account too and don’t heat your house up as much.


  • Markets/poultry stores will be able to give you different sizes and even prepare them for you and give you instructions. I have also gone through Lenards for turkey; ordered a smaller size; they stuffed it and gave instructions on cooking times. Also; you get to choose the type of stuffing. Good Luck! :)


  • If you’re not stuck on doing a full turkey, you can get a turkey buff and that will fit in your oven.


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