December 7, 2010

Roast Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing


From: Campbell's Kitchen
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 3 hours 30 minutes
Stand: 10 minutes
Serves: 12
Here's a no-stress roast turkey recipe featuring savory mushroom stuffing.  It's a great recipe for first-time turkey cooks or seasoned pros. Give it a try at your next gathering. 

Ingredients:

3 1/2 cups Swanson® Chicken Stock
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 small onion, coarsely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (about 1 1/2 ounces)
4 cups Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing
1 turkey (12- to 14-pounds)
Vegetable cooking spray

Directions:

Stir 1 3/4 cups stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and 1/8 teaspoonblack pepper in a small bowl.
Heat the remaining stock, remaining black pepper, celery, onion and mushrooms in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the saucepan from the heat.  Add the stuffing to the saucepan and mix lightly.
Remove the package of giblets and neck from the turkey cavity. Rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Spoon the stuffing lightly into the neck and body cavities.* Fold any loose skin over the stuffing. Tie the ends of the drumsticks together.
Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Spray the turkey with the cooking spray. Brush with the stock mixture. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, not touching the bone.
Roast at 325°F for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until the thermometer reads 180°F., the drumstick moves easily and the stuffing reaches 165°F.  Baste occasionally with the stock mixture. Begin checking for doneness after 3 hours of roasting time. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Tips:


*Bake any remaining stuffing in a covered casserole with the turkey for 30 minutes or until the stuffing is hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Values per Serving
Using Swanson Chicken Stock: : Calories 757, Total Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 264mg, Sodium 639mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 94g, Vitamin A 1%DV, Vitamin C 1%DV, Calcium 11%DV, Iron 38%DV