Roll Roast Turkey Recipe from a Professional Chef

Roll Roast Turkey

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Now may I present my Roll Roast Turkey Recipe. The preparation is really simple, because it all comes from the oven – scrub pots goodbye…

Poultry is healthier than beef or pork. That’s why I’d like to recommend turkey meat to you.

I know… animal husbandry is what matters nowadays, especially with turkeys!

That’s why I show you my organic meat turkey roast as a whole. Animal welfare is also human welfare – yes!I wish you a lot of joy while cooking.

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1. Buy Roll Turkey for Roast

The classic roll turkey roast is wrapped in a net and placed in the refrigerated shelf or counter. What kind of roll roast could you buy in the shop?

Meals with success are boneless – that’s possible with the roll roast!

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Turkey roll roast in the light summer variant in the roaster. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1.1 Marinated Rolled Roast Turkey

This meat has been heavily seasoned. Pickling salt is often used to extend the shelf life of roasts. Personally I do not like the high proportion of cheap salt in pre-marinated meat. This also applies to roast poultry.

Therefore I would advise you to rinse the wound roast once briefly under running cold water. Then I supplement the poultry roast with herbs or spices…

Marinated roast better rinse and season CAREFULLY with salt! So you remove unhealthy Pöckelsalz from your food! Unseasoned roast poultry is the first choice when shopping!

Recommendation from Chef Thomas Sixt

1.2 Unseasoned Rolled Roast with Turkey Meat

Unseasoned meat is always great.

You can use your great rock salt or ur salt as well as freshly ground pepper from your pepper mill.

A little rose pepper or cayenne pepper always tastes great.

Finely cooked turkey roll roast, sliced ready for the plate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

2. Recipe Roll Roast Turkey

You’ve read this far? That’s great!

Then you are perfectly prepared to put this dish safely on your plate.

I wish you good luck and a lot of fun cooking. I am looking forward to comments and success messages.

Rolled Roast Turkey

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 732
Total Time 60 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 40 Min.

Simple guide for preparing roll roast turkey.

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Roll Roast Turkey
Roll Roast Turkey Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


1 pc roll turkey roast (I like best to buy the turkey roll roast unmarinated!)
5 pc Potatoes
2 pc carrots
4 pc shallots
2 pc cloves of garlic
4 tbs oliv oil
500 g butter
1 bunch parsley fresh
3 twigs Thyme fresh
2 twigs rosemary fresh
1 leaf Bay leaf
fresh dill or parsley
Cayenne pepper
black pepper grounded
100 ml dry white wine
150 ml chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
50 ml Cream
1-2 tsp starch (potoato or maize starch)
4 tbs Water


Baking sheet
Baking sheet

Prepare oven

Preheat oven to 220° C hot air.

Prepare a baking tray or a roaster for the turkey roll roast with baking oven vegetables, drizzle with a little olive oil.

Garden herbs bouquet
Herbs as a supplement are popular with star chefs, what tastes good and makes you happy is allowed.

Prepare herbs

Finely chop herbs such as parsley, thyme and rosemary.

Of rosemary and thyme use only the needles and tips.

BBQ Meat Marinades Recipe Image
BBQ Meat Marinades Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Marinate meat

Season the unmarinated rolled roast with salt, pepper, paprika or cayenne pepper.

Rub with a little oil and massage in the spices plus the finely chopped herbs.

Vegetables on cutting board
Vegetables on cutting board

Prepare vegetables

Peel, clean and chop all the vegetables:

Cut potatoes into quarters, shallots roughly into quarters or halves, carrots into slices, peeled garlic cloves into halves.

Turkey roll roast in a summery version
Turkey roll roast in the light summer version in the roaster.

Prepare meat

Place the rolled roast in the roaster together with potatoes and vegetables plus the bay leaf and butter.

Season the vegetables with a little salt, bell pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and white pepper.

Drizzle olive oil over all ingredients in roaster.

Put everything in the oven. After about 30 minutes of cooking, add broth and white wine.

Adjust the temperature according to the size of the turkey roll.

Initially 220° C then 170° C.

Mix the cornstarch.
Mixing cornstarch to thicken.

Complete sauce

Check the degree of cooking of the turkey roll!

Note the tip under heading 6 subheading – “When is the roast ready”.

If necessary, let the roast rest for 10 minutes with the oven turned off. After the cooking time, remove the roast from the oven.

Remove the roast and vegetables separately and set aside.

Add more broth, white wine or cream to the roast juices to taste and bring to a boil.

Thicken with 1-2 tsp starch (mix with 4 tbsp cold water in a cup or small bowl).

Season the sauce with salt, pepper, sugar and a little butter.

Roll Roast Turkey
Roll Roast Turkey Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Arrange Dish

Preheat the plates.

Put some sauce on the plate as a mirror.

Cut the turkey meat into thick slices.

Arrange the oven vegetables.

Enjoy your meal!

3. Nutritional Values

4. Matching Side Dishes for Roll Roast Turkey

The practical thing about this dish is that you prepare the vegetable side dishes directly with the roast, in the large roaster or on the baking tray.

Of course, you can also prepare other side dishes: A mashed potatoes or fried Brussels sprouts taste great.

The following table will help you to choose vegetables and side dishes according to country cuisine:

Germanpotatoes, carrots, parsley root, parsnips, soup vegetables
Mediterraneanzucchini, eggplant, paprika, fennel, olives, capers
Austrianpotatoes, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms
Americanpumpkin, chestnuts, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes

5. Prepare Roll Roast Turkey by Season

If you are interested in seasonal cuisine, I can recommend my seasonal calendar for vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. In the case of roll roast, here are my recommendations according to season and holidays:

SeasonSide DishesSauce
Spring / Easternasparagus green or white, courgette, green beans, potatoeslight white wine sauce
Summer / Garden PartyEXTRA from the oven: baked potatoes, EXTRA : fresh from the grill corn on the cob, peppers, courgettesgrill sauces see recipes Thomas Sixt
Autumn / Thanksgivingmushrooms, carrots, pumpkin, turnips, potatoesbrown sauce with a light red wine
Winter / Christmaschestnuts, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, cranberriesdark sauce with a heavy red wine and dark chocolate to taste

6. Cooking Time of Turkey Roll Roast

For the successful roast we look at the weight and the method of preparation.

-> The classic rolled roast, prepared whole in the net, takes up to 1.5 hours at 170°C.

-> If you want it to go faster, you can take the roast out of the net and prepare it open.

-> For both variants, I first preheat the oven at 220°C.

-> My preferred oven setting is hot air.

Cooking time turkey: 170°C approx. 1.5 hours

Recommendation from Chef Thomas Sixt

When is the roast ready?

Prick the meat with a thin fork or needle. If colorless meat juice comes out, the piece of meat is done.

Recommendation: Turn off the oven and let the roast rest for a good 10 minutes before cutting.

6.1 Turkey Roast with powerful, dark Sauce

In the cold seasons I season roasts with salt, pepper, paprika/cayenne pepper and a little sugar.

I add fresh oranges and onions before cooking in the oven.

At Christmas time I also like to use the typical Christmas spices: Cardamom, cinnamon, gingerbread spice, orange peel.

After the baking phase, I add red wine and a veal stock to the roast. I also grate dark chocolate in my sauce. This gives me a powerful sauce.

Turkey roast with a dark sauce for the cold season. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

6.2 Turkey Roast with White Wine Sauce or White Wine Stock

In the light season I season the roast with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and lots of fresh herbs.

Shallots and a little fresh garlic give a deep taste when sizzling in the oven.

After the cooking I extinguish the roast with white wine and chicken broth.

So I get a light, light and fine sauce.

As herbs I like to use: parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, lovage. I cut these into small pieces beforehand.

Aromatic ingredients to cook with in the oven: onions or shallots, garlic clove halved, olive oil, butter, bay leaf.

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

6.3 Prepare Roast

It’s as simple as that… here are the steps for you in a nutshell:

Sliced turkey roll roast with a rich vegetable garnish. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

7. More Ideas for tasty Turkey Meat Dishes

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