Roasted turkey with artichoke-sausage stuffing

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time280 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium
500g sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
300g sliced mushrooms, button or cremini
75g chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsps poultry seasoning
1 loaf bread (French or Italian baguette or artisan bread), cut into 2.5cm cubes
400g tinned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
50g grated Parmesan cheese
50g freshly chopped parsley leaves
375ml reduced-sodium chicken broth, or more as needed
1 turkey (about 6kg), giblets removed and discarded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsps freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 tbsps freshly chopped rosemary leaves
1) Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.

2) Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add sausage and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until browned and cooked through, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, and poultry seasoning and cook 3 minutes, until mushrooms soften.

3) Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add breadcubes, artichoke hearts, cheese, parsley, and 375ml of broth. Toss to combine, allowing liquid to soften bread cubes. If stuffing seems dry, add more broth to soak cubes.

4) Season turkey all over with salt and black pepper. Place turkey in a large roasting pan and season the top and sides with thyme and rosemary.

5) Loosely stuff bread mixture into turkey (place any leftover in a shallow baking dish).

6) Place turkey in oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 170 degrees C. Roast turkey 20 minutes per pound, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 82 to 85 degrees C.

7) Bake extra stuffing alongside for 30 minutes. Let turkey stand 10 minutes before carving.

8) Serve 1/2 of the carved turkey with all of the stuffing.

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