Turkey buying guide

THE ULTIMATE TURKEY GUIDE
Everything you need to know about buying, preparing
and cooking your Christmas turkey

Turkey buying guide, cooking tips, turkey recipes, about our turkeys and instructions on how to carve the turkey | by Waitrose & Partners

Find the best bird for your Christmas table with our guide to choosing a turkey. You can shop by type or size, depending on your number of guests. Our deadline for reserving a turkey is 15 December.

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WHOLE TURKEYS
A whole bird is fantastic value and the traditional centrepiece for Christmas. From the juicy breast meat to the crispy-skin legs, impress your guests with a scrumptious spread. You should have enough meat for leftovers or make a hearty stock and gravy with the bones. 



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PREPARED TURKEYS
These succulent turkeys need only minimal preparation, are simple to cook and easy to carve. They come stuffed, tied and adorned, ready for you to simply pop in the oven for a fuss-free feast.



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TURKEY CROWNS
Opt for a crown of breast meat on the bone (prepared with or without a leg or wing) if you prefer a lighter-tasting white meat. It's also quicker to cook and easier to carve. Our crowns come in a cooking bag to help retain the natural juices, making it even simpler to serve a delicious turkey.



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Waitrose 1 Free Range Bronze Feathered Turkey Crown with Prime Wing
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What size turkey do I need?

It depends on the number of guests.
Shop by serving size to find the right 
one for you. 

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More Christmas mains...
Still can't decide on the menu? We've got plenty more meat and veggie dishes to
inspire you – from a slow-roasted succulent
rib of beef to a Christmas-spiced glazed
ham or a mushroom and chestnut
Wellington if you prefer vegetarian.

 

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Welfare comes first  
All our turkeys are free range or reared in naturally ventilated houses with bales and perches to climb. This helps them build
strong, healthy legs. We work closely with
our farmers to make sure they uphold our high animal welfare standards and produce the best quality birds.

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Don't forget to order your Waitrose & Partners Christmas turkey by 15 December.