Get practicing for the perfect Xmas dinner with our festive & delicious Bacon Topped Turkey Recipe!


Ingredients (serves 13):

  • 1 whole turkey (approx. 5kg)
  • Kitchen twine (to tie Turkey)
  • Aluminium foil
  • 250g butter (softened)
  • 30g fresh sage
  • 250g bacon (uncooked)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic clove
  • Salt and black pepper (to taste)



  • Pre-heat oven to 160C
  • Remove giblets and neck from Turkey. Rinse turkey with cold running water and drain well. Blot dry with paper towels.
  • Chop Onion and Garlic and mix together. Once chopped and mixed, stuff the Onion and Garlic mixture into Turkey.
  • Tie up the Turkey’s wings, legs, and drumsticks with Kitchen Twine as desired.
  • Chop Sage and mix in with softened Butter.
  • Rub Sage/Butter mixture under the skin and over the skin of the Turkey.
  • Salt and pepper Turkey to taste.
  • Place uncooked, Bacon slices all over the skin of the uncooked Turkey. They will stick onto the buttered Turkey.
  • Insert an Oven-Safe Meat Thermometer into the inner thigh area near the breast of the Turkey but not touching the bone.
  • Place Turkey in a roasting pan and use foil to tent the uncooked Turkey.
  • Remove foil tent for last hour of cooking Turkey.
  • Continue to let bacon cook on Turkey for an additional 15 minutes, then remove.
  • Remove Turkey from oven once at least 70 degrees is reached internally in the Turkey.
  • Allow Turkey to rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve (during the rest period, Turkey will continue to cook).


Nutritional Information (serves 13):

  • Calories: 94
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fat: 6g


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