Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry-Carrot Salad

  • serves 8

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

26 Ratings
Directions for: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cranberry-Carrot Salad


1 Turkey (Approximately 12 lbs / 5.5 kg)

1 tsp Butter

1 tsp Salt

Aluminum Foil


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


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


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

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

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

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

5. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of the breast.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Stir to melt butter.

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

15. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

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

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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