This is a turkey stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken stuffed with dressing. You will need toothpicks and kitchen string for this recipe.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs
24 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, boned

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Creole seasoning to taste

  • 1 (4 pound) duck, boned

  • 1 (16 pound) turkey, boned

  • 3 cups prepared sausage and oyster dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lay the boned chicken skin-side down on a platter and season liberally with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Lay the boned duck skin-side down on top of the chicken and season liberally with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Cover and refrigerate.

  2. Lay the boned turkey skin-side down on a flat surface. Cover with a layer of cold Sausage and Oyster Dressing and push the dressing into the leg and wing cavities so they will look as if they still have bones in them.

  3. Lay the duck on top of the turkey skin-side down and cover it with a layer of cold dressing. Lay the chicken on top of the duck skin-side down and cover it with a layer of cold dressing.

  4. With the help of an assistant, bring the edges of the turkey skin up and fasten them together with toothpicks. Use the kitchen string to lace around the toothpicks to help hold the stuffed turkey together. Carefully place the turducken, breast up in a large roasting pan.

  5. Roast covered for 4 hours or until the turducken is golden brown. Continue to roast uncovered for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted through the thigh registers 180 degrees F. and a thermometer inserted through the stuffing registers 165 degrees F. Check the turducken every few hours to baste and remove excess liquid. There will be enough pan juices for a gallon of gravy. Carve and serve.


Learn more about how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving in our How to Cook a Turkey article!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

836 Calories
53g Fat
5g Carbs
79g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 836
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 79g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 849mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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