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The Stuffing to Please Them All

The Stuffing
to Please Them All

No time to waste, you have a turkey to prepare! Surprise your whole brood with your traditional stuffed turkey.

To your ovens, get your aprons, hop, hop! You have a whole family to impress! In addition, the Flamingo experts reveal all their secrets so that you can prepare stuffing for your turkey, rather than your stockings! And of course, you don't have to tell your mother-in-law that you had a little help...

  • You certainly don't want to make someone sick with your stuffing… For reasons of food safety and to avoid food poisoning, it is better to cook the stuffing separately, rather than in the turkey cavity. If the internal temperature of the stuffing placed in the turkey cavity is not high enough when the turkey is fully cooked, there can be a risk of contamination.
  • To cook stuffing separatelyBrush a 9 x 13 in. (23 x 33 cm) pan with butter. Place stuffing in pan. Cover with pan cover or aluminum paper and cook in oven at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes. Remove cover or aluminum paper and cook 15 more minutes.
  • To cook stuffing in turkey cavityWhen turkey is cooked, immediately remove stuffing from cavity and place in oven dish. Cover with dish cover or aluminum paper and cook at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of stuffing reaches 185°F (82°C).

    Note: The turkey must be stuffed immediately before it is cooked. Avoid stuffing a turkey one day ahead of cooking. Avoid stuffing a fresh turkey before freezing it and avoid freezing a turkey that still contains stuffing.

    To vary your basic stuffing recipe, add your choice of ingredients, including:
    • Sausage meat, bacon or ham lardoons.
    • Roasted nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, candied fruit, citrus peel.
    • Wild mushrooms, caramelized apples, maple shallot confit.
    • Glazed chestnuts, fresh fine herbs, pesto, dried tomatoes.