Thanksgiving holds special memories for me and has always been my favorite holiday. What could possibly be wrong with a holiday that is all about being grateful and food? I love most of the food that is traditional for my family; a fabulous Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, cranberries, butter and gravy. YUM! But, I had never enjoyed the stuffing…until, I had this one! Now, do I love this stuffing!
The Thanksgiving Turkey & Cornbread Stuffing recipes come from the 1992 Land-O-Lakes cookbook, which I was given to me when I worked at Land-O-Lakes. This delicious turkey recipe highlights oranges and delicious herbs. Perfect for a fall feast. You won’t regret making this recipe!
- Stuffing Recipe:
- 6 c torn bread pieces
- 4 c crumbled corn bread
- 1 c (2 stalks) celery, 1/2 inch slices
- 1 c (2 medium) yellow onions, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 c fresh parsley leaves, torn slightly
- 1/2 c orange juice
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 1 1/2 c chicken or turkey broth
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 t thyme
- 1 t rosemary
- 1 t sage
- 1/2 t S&P
- 1 orange, peeled and chopped
- Turkey Recipe:
- 18 to 22 pound turkey
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 t orange zest
- 1 t garlic, chopped fine
- 1 t S&P
- 1 t rosemary
- 1 t thyme
- Mix all the stuffing ingredients together. Add the orange at the end.
- Rinse turkey with cold water, drain well. Stuff neck and body cavities lightly with stuffing. Place remaining stuffing in a greased, 2-quart casserole dish. Preheat oven to 325. Place turkey breast side up in a shallow roasting pan with a rack. In a small bowl, stir together the turkey ingredients and rub all over the turkey. Bake according to instructions, approximately 6 1/2 hours or to 180 degrees in the thigh. With an hour remaining, bake the stuffing, basting occasionally with pan juices from the turkey. Reserve pan juices and make turkey gravy.
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Looking for more Thanksgiving Recipes or posts? Check these out!
- Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- This Thanksgiving…Talk. – printable resources to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner!
Tip Jar: Look around in your town to see where you can find a farm fresh, local and well raised turkey. I find them at the farmers market or locally online at https://www.localfoodmarketplace.com. The St Paul Whole Foods sources them from a local farmer, but I have found that option too expensive.
Happy Cooking & Happy Thanksgiving!
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