What Are Some Easy Recipes for Cooking a Stuffed Turkey?

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Some easy recipes for cooking a stuffed turkey are the Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey from About.com and the Campbell's holiday turkey with cranberry pecan stuffing. The classic roasted Thanksgiving turkey calls for salt, pepper, assorted herbs, stuffing and vegetable oil.

Prepare the turkey to be stuffed by washing out the inner cavities and the outside of the bird with cool water. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the cleaned cavity. Stuff the chosen dressing into the neck cavity of the turkey, and pull the flap of neck skin over the hole of the neck cavity to close it. Secure the flap of skin with a wooden skewer.

Fill the large cavity with the rest of the stuffing. Do not overpack the cavity as the dressing expands as the bird is cooked. Tie the legs closed with a piece of cotton string, and brush the bird with vegetable oil. Sprinkle assorted herbs and spices, such as thyme, sage and garlic powder, over the body of turkey, and cover it with aluminum foil. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the turkey until the internal temperature of the bird reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Campbell's turkey recipe gives instructions for making the stuffing, which is made with 2 stalks of chopped celery, 1 large chopped onion,1 3/4 cups of chicken broth, 1/2 cup of sweetened dried cranberries, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and 1 package of herb-seasoned stuffing.