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This is your window to the turkey world bought to you by the British Poultry Council. We are busy behind the scenes adding useful guides and recipes here.

To help with your Turkey roast, scroll down to find our Cooking Calculators to give you our accurate, officially approved, times and details.

We have 100s of inspiring Turkey recipes including Low Fat Recipes and Family Meals. Plus a large selection of Christmas Related Recipes, from the traditional roasts to the slightly more unusual. There is also a variety of recipes for using up your leftovers.

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Turkey Cooking Calculators

Below you can easily work out, how large a turkey you need for the amount of people you are serving. You can also calculate how much time you need to allow it to defrost the turkey you have by simply popping your bird’s weight, in kilo’s, into the defrosting area. And finally the crucial time you need to cook your whole turkey, crown or joint thanks to our great roasting time calculator below. 



Enter the number of servings you require to show the weight you should be looking for below and press ‘CALCULATE’.

You will need a bird or joint of approximately:


Defrosting Times

This time is calculated with the turkey being stored in a cool room around 17.5°C.

To thaw fully in a cool room (17.5°c), your whole bird or joint will take approximately:


Roasting Times

Work out your turkey cooking time by simply entering the weight of your turkey in kilo’s, including stuffing, below.

Roasting at 180°C (Fan) / 375°F / Gas Mark 5 your whole bird, or joint, will approximately take:

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