Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m rounding up all our favourite turkey dinner recipes into one post. Be sure to go and check them out and save this post for later so you easily find them all! I love cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is my favourite thing to share with my family. There is nothing that I love more than sharing amazing food with the people I love.
Now I’m not going to do a whole tutorial on making a turkey because there are so many fabulous ways to do one up. But I will share quickly what I do with mine. It’s pretty basic and I don’t want to change my ways hahaha.
Cooking our Turkey
I put butter under the skin of the turkey wherever I can manage to slip some in. Massaging the turkey helps to loosen the skin to get the butter underneath. I season the turkey with poultry seasoning and seasoning salt. Then I put one quartered onion, a few Bay leaves and some more poultry seasoning into the water in the bottom of the roasting pan. Lastly, I follow the cooking directions on the turkey package and remove the lid for the last 30-45 minutes to help make my turkey golden. Don’t forget to baste every hour or so!
That’s it the perfect turkey, easy and gives me plenty of time to create the rest of the menu!
Turkey Dinner Side Dish Recipes!
Every meal needs a side dish or three! These are our perfected side dish meals we know you will love!
Grandmas’ French Turkey Dressing
Our Grandma’s FRench Dressing is a type of stuffing that our family loves. This has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. My kids and husband absolutely love it too. People are often skeptical when they first see but after the first bite, they are begging for the recipe! Head on over to Grandma’s French Turkey Dressing to see how to make it for your family too!
Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Our Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes are incredibly easy to make and have the ultimate incredible flavour to satisfy your tastebuds! These are a great side dish for any full course meal you are making. If you love garlic you are going to absolutely love these garlic-infused mashed potatoes and you should check out our Garlic Pasta too!
Turkey Bread Stuffing
Our Turkey Bread Stuffing became a reality in our family about 5 or 6 years ago. I honestly just winged the recipe the first time and oh my goodness we loved it! There have been a few changes over the years but now we are completely satisfied with how this turkey stuffing turns out every single time!
Turkey Dinner Dessert Recipes!
In our home, no gourmet meal is complete without a delicious dessert! These are our two favourite desserts we are sharing with you for our Turkey Dinner Recipe post!
I have tried to make a pumpkin pie a few times and never came out with much success until this recipe! All because of an oversight I made of a guest’s lactose allergy the making of this delicious Pumpkin Pie came to life! It is also nut-free which is almost impossible to find in stores nowadays! You will never buy another pumpkin pie after you whip up one of these quick and easy pumpkin pies!
This sweet treat is perfect for a small portion after a large meal that will satisfy your tastebuds with ultimate delicacy! Our Nanaimo Bar recipe is so quick and easy to make that it is perfect for a quick treat. We especially love to enjoy this during the Christmas season. Wrap up some on a beautiful tray for a great Christmas gift idea!
Turkey Dinner Leftovers Recipe!
Every year we have leftover Turkey and we use it in sandwiches and stews. We are sharing our newest greatest turkey leftover recipe with you!
Turkey Pot Pie
Our Turkey Pot Pie is an exceptionally easy and savoury dish to use up the leftovers from your turkey dinner. The filling is a delicious blend that makes this pie taste gourmet! You don’t want to miss this amazing leftovers recipe!
Turkey Dinner Drink Recipe Anyone?
White Sangria Recipe
Finish off your turkey dinner with a great drink thanks to our guest poster Jenny from Traveling Party of Four! This delicious adult beverage will be the perfect way to unwind after a family fille day!
Not feeling turkey dinner?
If turkey dinner isn’t your thing then you have got to try our other amazing main courses! I have included our favourite side dishes with these following main dishes too!
Roast Beef Perfection Dinner Recipe!
Our amazing Roast beef dinner is paired perfectly with the garlic mashed potatoes mentioned above and we also have a delicious Yorkshire pudding that sets this roast beef off every time. If you happen to have leftovers from the roast then head on over to our Philly Cheesesteak Recipe!
Healthy Gourmet Lasagna
Our Lasagna recipe is a family pleaser and easy enough to make extras for meal planning. We love to pair this with our ultimate Caesar salad! This recipe sneaks in some extra veggies for those picky eaters too!
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Until next time;
The Old Summers Home