Mains, Meat

Roast Turkey Dinner

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Multifunction Oven DT200
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Total time: 2h 15 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Roast Turkey Dinner

NOTE: If turkey is smaller, vegetables can be cooked on shelf level 4 for 40 minutes

Recipe tags



  • 4.5kg whole turkey (at room temperature)
  • 1 unwaxed lemon, zested and cut in half
  • 4 garlic cloves, 2 crushed and 2 minced
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 75g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 6 pancetta or streaky bacon slices
  • 4 pigs in blankets
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, cut into 4-5cm pieces
  • 500g carrots, cut half and into 4-5cm lengths
  • 500g parsnips, cut half and into 4-5cm lengths
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  • Step 1

    Remove giblets from turkey. Pat dry inside and outside of turkey. Leave in fridge overnight to dry out skin. Season inside of turkey cavity. Place lemon halves, two crushed garlic cloves, rosemary, thyme sprigs inside cavity

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix butter, lemon zest, chopped herbs, minced garlic and seasoning together. Carefully lift the skin away from the turkey breast to loosen it. Smear two-thirds of the butter under the skin and the rest on top of skin. Stuff the neck end of the turkey with stuffing if desired, then tuck the skin under the bird. Truss turkey

  • Step 3

    Nest the Ninja Roast Tray in the Ninja Oven Tray, then place turkey breast side down on tray

  • Step 4

    Install the wire rack on Level 1. Select WHOLE ROAST, select 2 LEVEL, set temperature to 160˚C and set time to 1 hour and 45 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheating

  • Step 5

    When the unit has preheated, place oven tray on wire rack on Level 1. Close oven door to begin cooking. After 60 minutes, slide turkey out and turn over. Arrange pancetta slices on top. Baste with juices and return to oven

  • Step 6

    Cooking of turkey is complete when an instant read thermometer reads 75°C. Cover with foil, and tea towels. Allow turkey to rest for 40 minutes

  • Step 7

    In a bowl, place potatoes and toss with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Spray Air Fry Basket with oil and place potatoes in basket spaced apart. Select WHOLE ROAST, set temperature to 190˚C, set time to 35 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheating

  • Step 8

    When oven has preheated, slide basket into rails on Level 4

  • Step 9

    Toss remaining vegetables in oil. After 10 minutes, open oven door, add parsnips, carrots and pigs in blankets. Close oven door to resume cooking. Check vegetables towards the end of cooking, re-arrange if necessary or cook for 5-10 minutes longer if not brown enough

  • Step 10

    Carve turkey and serve with roasted vegetables and trimmings