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Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry-Carrot Salad

Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry-Carrot Salad
YIELDS
8 servings

Not a fan of big buffet dinners? This is a perfectly plated Holiday meal for 8.Ease of Preparation: EasyPrep Time: 20 minutesEating Time: 25 minutes

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Ingredients

1
Turkey (Approximately 12 lbs / 5 ½ kg)
1
tsp Butter
1
tsp Salt
Aluminum Foil
Water
6
Large Baker Potatoes
1
lb(s) (450 gms) Carrots
½
cup Cranberries
1
tsp Salt
¼
tsp Pepper
2
Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 ¼
cup Low-Fat Sour Cream
1
box Turkey Stuffing Mix (4 oz / 120 gms) like Uncle Bens Traditional Sage
Water
2
Tbsp Butter
1
cup Cold Water
2
Tbsp Gravy Mix for Poultry, like Bisto
½
cup Milk
2
Tbsp Butter
1
tsp Pepper
tsp Parsley Flakes
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Directions

Step 1

Take out Equipment and ingredients. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

Step 3

Rub butter on outside of bird, to make sure salt will stick.

Step 4

Sprinkle evenly with a small amount of salt. Tuck legs under loose skin and tie together.

Step 5

Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of the breast.

Step 6

Cover with foil and place in preheated oven. Set timer for 3 hours. Remove foil for the last half hour of cooking. Thermometer should read 180 degrees F in thickest part of thigh.

Step 7

Fill a large stove-top pot half full of water and bring to a boil.

Step 8

Peel potatoes, wash then cut in half, placing in pot as you cut.

Step 9

Once water is boiling, reduce heat to med-low.

Step 10

Grate carrots with vegetable grater and add to salad bowl as you grate.

Step 11

Add cranberries, salt, pepper, lemon juice and sour cream. Stir.

Step 12

Mix contents of turkey stuffing package with hot water and butter in a microwave-safe casserole.

Step 13

Stir to melt butter.

Step 14

Cover and microwave at high for 4-5 minutes. Mix water and gravy powder in a small stove-top pot.

Step 15

Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Step 16

When a knife easily slides through a potato, turn heat off.

Step 17

Drain water from potato pot and whip in the following ingredients; milk, butter, pepper, and parsley. You could whip the potatoes with an electric beater.

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