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6 DELICIOUS WAYS TO COOK A TURKEY

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Are you suddenly in charge of cooking the turkey and not quite sure what to do? Or maybe you are looking to up your turkey game and really impress. Either way, before you call Mom to ask how to do it or get lost down the Pinterest rabbit hole, check out these amazing turkey recipes.

Turkey is the star attraction on many a holiday table, so these Whole Foods Market go-to Thanksgiving turkey recipes are ready for you to rock the kitchen. Whether you like a classic roasted whole bird or just need to cook a turkey breast, these turkey recipes are approachable for any level of cook.


turkey recipes


Are you all about the skin? If you crave crispy, crackling turkey skin, this is the bird for you! A few simple techniques result in a juicy, rosemary-scented turkey with skin that’s wonderfully caramelized.

See instructions here. 


turkey recipes

Herb-Crusted Turkey Breast with Mushroom-Leek Stuffing


Lots of us are keeping our gatherings small this year and a whole turkey is just too much. This variation on a turkey recipe is perfect for those who don't want or need to cook an entire turkey but would like the "turkey with stuffing" experience. The preparation, herb butter, and stuffing can be made one day in advance, easing the workload on turkey day.

See instructions here.


turkey recipes

No dried out turkey here! Cooking a turkey breast in parchment makes it particularly tender and succulent, a real treat for white-meat lovers. Use leftovers to create just about the most delicious turkey sandwiches ever.

See instructions here.


turkey recipes

Our families are all about the gravy so this one is a big hit! This is an ideal dish for a small gathering. Prepared as below, turkey breast cooked by itself is more likely to turn out moist and tender than white meat on a whole bird, and our butter-and-sage rub guarantees that it bursts with flavor. Pan drippings and cider make an ideal sweet-and-tangy combo for gravy.

See instructions here.


turkey recipes

To brine or not to brine... that is the question. This deliciously moist roasted turkey is surprisingly easy to prepare. It's exactly what you remember from Thanksgiving dinners of old only better. While you can prepare this turkey recipe without the brining step, we highly recommend you give it a try as this process produces wonderfully succulent meat. Guaranteed to get oohs and aahs.

See instructions here.


turkey recipes

And it's also important to know when to throw in the towel and just order a turkey dinner instead! There are many Metro Vancouver options for Turkey-Dinner- To Go including Whole Foods Market locations across Metro Vancouver. 

See options here.


All recipes & photos in this post are from Whole Foods Market.

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