ULTIMATE TURKEY GUIDE

Whether you're keeping it traditional with a whole bird or searching for something that's completely stress-free and totally foolproof, we've got you covered. To help you find your perfect Christmas centrepiece, chef Tom Kerridge is on hand to share his failsafe tips on how to choose your turkey.

Whether you're keeping it traditional with a whole bird or searching for something that's completely stress-free and totally foolproof, we've got you covered. To help you find your perfect Christmas centrepiece, chef Tom Kerridge is on hand to share his failsafe tips on how to choose your turkey.

For traditionalists

Whole turkeys

If you’re looking for a traditional centrepiece, a whole bird is the perfect option, as it gives your guests a choice of juicy turkey breast meat, crispy legs or fall-off-the-bone wing meat. You should have plenty of meat for Boxing Day leftovers too – I always look forward to a Christmas dinner sarnie!

For traditionalists

Whole turkeys

If you’re looking for a traditional centrepiece, a whole bird is the perfect option, as it gives your guests a choice of juicy turkey breast meat, crispy legs or fall-off-the-bone wing meat. You should have plenty of meat for Boxing Day leftovers too – I always look forward to a Christmas dinner sarnie!

FOR FUSS-FREE FEASTING

Turkey crowns

In a rush, or want to spend less time in the kitchen? Look no further than a turkey crown. Crowns don’t need to be cooked for as long as a whole turkey – plus, they’re compact, which is great if you’re pushed for oven space. They’re easier to carve than a whole turkey, so are a real winner if you’re after something fuss-free.

FOR FUSS-FREE FEASTING

Turkey crowns

In a rush, or want to spend less time in the kitchen? Look no further than a turkey crown. Crowns don’t need to be cooked for as long as a whole turkey – plus, they’re compact, which is great if you’re pushed for oven space. They’re easier to carve than a whole turkey, so are a real winner if you’re after something fuss-free.

For M&S magic

Slow-cooked turkeys

The M&S chefs have done all the hard work for you with these hassle-free turkeys – they’ve been slow cooked for hours for incredible flavour meaning that they will be ready to eat in less than 90 minutes and the meat will be irresistibly succulent and tender.

For M&S magic

Slow-cooked turkeys

The M&S chefs have done all the hard work for you with these hassle-free turkeys – they’ve been slow cooked for hours for incredible flavour meaning that they will be ready to eat in less than 90 minutes and the meat will be irresistibly succulent and tender.

For veggies and vegans

Vegetarian and vegan options

From creamy pies to the new stuffed vegan turkey joint, there are plenty of meat-free and plant-based dishes available at M&S to make sure everyone’s Christmas is magical.

For veggies and vegans

Vegetarian and vegan options

From creamy pies to the new stuffed vegan turkey joint, there are plenty of meat-free and plant-based dishes available at M&S to make sure everyone’s Christmas is magical.

FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Turkey alternatives

Fancy a change from turkey? Pull out all the stops with an easy-to-cook British boneless three-bird roast. You could also order an impressive beef or pork joint, or a chef-developed, responsibly sourced fish dish – all are guaranteed to wow the guests around your table!

FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Turkey alternatives

Fancy a change from turkey? Pull out all the stops with an easy-to-cook British boneless three-bird roast. You could also order an impressive beef or pork joint, or a chef-developed, responsibly sourced fish dish – all are guaranteed to wow the guests around your table!