How to Roast 2 Small Turkeys Instead of 1 Large Turkey
Learn how to roast two small turkeys instead of one large turkey. They’ll roast in less time, be easier to carve, plus you’ll have four of everything! This recipe tip is perfect for beginners who are preparing their first Thanksgiving meal.
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Planning for a Smaller Thanksgiving?
If you’re planning for a smaller gathering than usual for Thanksgiving, remember that you can always enjoy leftovers afterward. You can save the meat for soups and bones for bone broth.
Thanksgiving with the Instant Pot
If you have an Instant Pot, you can cook a turkey breast for your gathering, and I’ll show you how in my step-by-step recipe video. As a traditional foods cook, you’ll want to make sure your turkey breast has the bone in it so you can make turkey broth at the same time!
In addition to traditional Thanksgiving favorites, I’ll show you how to make a creamy Mac and Cheese in your Instant Pot.
And after you’re all done, I’ll show you how to clean the Instant Pot the right way!
These recipes with step-by-step instructions are perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
And for bread, you can make cornbread or yeast rolls to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.
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How to Roast 2 Thanksgiving Turkeys
- 2 Turkeys, approx. 12 pounds each
- 1 Onion, quartered
- 2 stalks Celery, cut into thirds
- 2 Carrots, cut into thirds
- 1/2 cup Herbs de Provence
- 1/2 cup Coarse ground Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup Ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Red pepper flakes
- 1 stick Butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Place onion, celery, and carrots onto baking pan or baking sheet.
- Unwrap turkeys and remove neck and giblets to save for making stock. Place the turkeys on top of vegetables.
- Mix the herbs, salt, and peppers together and add a small handful to the cavity of each turkey.
- Baste each turkey with butter using a pastry brush and sprinkle the remaining herb, salt pepper mixture over each turkey.
- Place turkeys on the lowest rack in the oven and roast for approximately 3 hours until a thermometer inserted into the thigh reads 165°F.
- When the turkeys are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to rest, covered for 20-30 minutes. Then transfer them to a serving plater or cutting board and carve.
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