Top Tips for Cooking your Turkey this Christmas

It’s important to plan cooking in advance, so the bird is cooked thoroughly. A large turkey can take several hours to cook properly.

How to check if your Turkey is cooked

There are 3 main ways to tell if your Turkey is cooked:

  • The meat should be steaming hot all the way through.
  • When you cut into the thickest part of the meat, none of the meat should be pink.
  • If juices run out when you pierce the turkey, they should be clear
 Weight of Turkey Roasting Time (Unstuffed) Roasting Time (Stuffed)
10-18lb 3 - 31/2 hours

33/4 - 41/2 hours


31/2 - 4 hours

41/2 - 5 hours


Turkey Breast Fillet

If cooking a boneless turkey fillet, cooking times are reduced considerably. At 160°C/325°F cook for approx. 25 mins per lb. For smaller fillets, reduce further to 20 mins per lb.


  • Cover your turkey with a sheet of baking paper during cooking and uncover for the last 30 minutes to brown the skin. To stop the meat drying out, baste it every hour.
  • Don’t store in your garage or in the boot of your car, keep the turkey nice and cool (0-5°C).
  • Once cooked, keep remaining turkey in the fridge.
  • Turkey Fillets will be freshly vacuum packed at our farm.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Stuck for ideas of what to get your dad this year for Father's Day? Let us help and get your food and gifts all in one place! MEATER®+For the BBQ...