Nutrition facts
per 1 serving
Amount % DV*
Calories 550
Fat 23 g 35 %
Saturated 7 g
+ Trans 0,1 g
36 %
Cholesterol 140 mg
Sodium 700 mg 29 %
Carbohydrates 43 g 14 %
  Fibres 5 g 20 %
  Sugars 10 g
Protein 45 g
Vitamin A 8 %
Vitamin C 35 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 25 %
* DV = daily value

Roast Turkey and Trio of Side Dishes

Time required: 5 hours 30 minutes
Yield : 10 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes
Level : Easy Cook Time: 5 hours


  • 1 Ready to serve young turkey, about 4 kg

Beet Caviar

  • 1 tin (540 mL) whole beets, drained and diced
  • 1 pear, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) each: balsamic vinegar and sugar
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) grated gingerroot

Mashed Potatoes

  • 6 large yellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) light sour cream
  • Chopped parsley, to taste

Maple Squash

  • 1 acorn squash, unpeeled, washed, halved crosswise, seeded, and cut into 8 slices, each 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) each: oil and maple syrup
  • 2 heads of garlic, halved across the width
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) mix of dried fruit and coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds


Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

Roast turkey according to package instructions.

Beet Caviar

Mix beets, pear, onion, vinegar, sugar, and ginger in a saucepan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, covered, for 40 minutes or until somewhat syrupy.

Mashed Potatoes

Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 20 minutes, or until tender.

Melt butter over medium heat in a small skillet. Add shallots and cook for 5 minutes, or until translucent.

Drain potatoes and add shallots and buttermilk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mash until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with parsley. Add more buttermilk if needed.

Maple Squash

In a bowl, toss sliced squash with oil, maple syrup, and halved heads of garlic. Spread on a non-stick baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.

Serve turkey with mashed potatoes, beet caviar, and squash slices, sprinkled with a mix of pumpkin seeds and dried fruit.

Tip: Use leftover turkey in countless ways: in sandwiches, soups, pasta, Asian dishes, in gravy, in shepherd’s pie, in pot pies, etc.