Stuffed Turkey Recipe

Cranberry Orange Stuffed Turkey

Present a picture-perfect turkey with this recipe, filled with cranberry and orange bread stuffing, to complete the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

45 min. prep time
15 servings
151 Rating



3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 (14 1/2-ounce) (8 1/4 cups) package herb seasoned cubed stuffing mix
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
6 ribs (3 cups) celery, sliced 1/2-inch
2 medium (1 cup) onions, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice


1 (18- to 22-pound) fresh or frozen turkey, thawed


1/2 cup orange juice
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen cranberry-orange sauce


Stir together cranberries, sugar and 1 1/2 cups orange juice in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop and sugar dissolves (9 to 11 minutes); cool 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine all remaining stuffing ingredients in large bowl. Stir in cranberry mixture.

Heat oven to 325°F. Stuff turkey with stuffing. Place turkey on rack in roasting pan. Bake as directed on turkey package or approximately 5 to 6 hours. (Meat thermometer should read 180°F in thigh.)

Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until melted (5 to 6 minutes). Loosely cover turkey with aluminum foil if browning too quickly. Serve sauce with turkey.

Recipe Tip

To bake stuffing in casserole, place stuffing mixture into greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, for 60 to 70 minutes or until celery is tender.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 870

Fat: 31g

Cholesterol: 395mg

Sodium: 730mg

Carbohydrates: 40g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 104g

Recipe #7868©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

We used this recipe without the sauce. Everyone enjoyed it and I recieved a call this year for the recipe! So it was well remembered.

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