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For any questions, comments or concerns please contact us at butterball@exceldor.com or by calling our Hotline: 1-844-826-0198.

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Gourmet Burger Bar

Whether you’re a BBQ veteran or this your first time firing up the grill, a DIY burger bar is the perfect way to impress your family this summer. To help you get grilling, we teamed up with Chef Shahir Massoud to share his gourmet burger bar tips and recipes, using Butterball Turkey Burgers. Start with…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Kid-Friendly Modern High Tea

What better way to celebrate mom, than by making her feel like royalty with a modern high tea? Not only is this a thoughtful gift she’ll love it can also be a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Grab your apron, wash your hands and follow these simple steps and recipes to make…

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5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Easter Dinner

Easter might be a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate (virtually) with family and friends! We’re serving up 5 tips and tricks to help you host the ultimate ‘virtual’ Easter dinner. 1) Send virtual invitations – Decide on a date and time for your celebration and send a virtual…

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10 Questions with Chef Benjamin Leblanc-Beaudoin

The Canadian chef and inn proprietor on his go-to kitchen tool, most memorable meal, favourite hobbies and more. Owner and chef of a multi-award-winning inn, Benjamin Leblanc-Beaudoin’s roots run deep in the hospitality world. His journey began more than 15-years ago when he took a job working at the front desk of a hotel. It…

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Turkey Talk-Line

Our Turkey Talk-Line is currently closed. Please check back closer to Thanksgiving for our 2020 hours.

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6 Ways to Stick to your Holiday Hosting Budget

You’re in charge of hosting this year’s holiday dinner. You want things to be perfect so you’re stocking up on everything you think you need for the perfect evening. Before you know it, you’re spending more money than you wanted and you don’t have half the items you need yet. We’ve all been there. Luckily…

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Become a Holiday Hosting Pro this Season

“Never let ’em see you sweat. Guests feel guilty if they think you’ve worked too hard to make dinner for them—which of course you have!” – Ina Garten Entertaining is hard work. Luckily, with some planning and a little festive magic you can be a whiz at holiday hosting. Signature drinks make everything special. Serve…

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Decorate your Best Holiday Table Ever this Year

It’s cold outside, and snow is gently falling. Your turkey is roasting to perfection in the oven. (how to roast video) And oh yes, your holiday table is beautifully set. Once your guests arrive, they can’t stop complimenting how you’ve decorated it. This can be your reality this festive season, with a few simple steps:…

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Press Release: Alexa, Ask Butterball How to Cook a Turkey

Iconic brand introduces voice assistance to help cooks “Host Like a Boss”   Toronto, ON (November 1, 2018) – From questions about what to do when your son tries stuffing a turkey with Lego, to inquiries about the jacuzzi-defrosting technique, Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line experts have heard it all. Now, the experts are empowering cooks with…

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Tools to Complement your Turkey Recipes

Whether you’ve been making turkey for years or you’re new to the game, we’re committed to providing you with the tools you need to make all your festive occasions easy and delicious. Butterball Turkey Calculator Not sure what size of turkey to buy or when to put it in the oven? Our convenient Turkey Calculator…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips and Tricks

To ensure your Thanksgiving is a success, we have some handy turkey tips and tricks for you. Elevate your dishes: Brush your turkey with oil – Butterball turkeys are already brined, so you’re halfway there. To prevent your turkey from drying out, just brush the skin with some oil. Add vegetables to your stuffing – take your…

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How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

When thawed properly, a frozen turkey is just as juicy, tender and delicious as one that is fresh. We’ve put together a guide to help you perfectly thaw your turkey. How to thaw a frozen turkey in the refrigerator Thawing your turkey in the fridge is not the fastest method but it is the safest…

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Easy and Fun Turkey Recipes

Recipes, turkeys and cooking, sounds exciting. Throw in a few new ideas from Chef Shahir and ‘voila’, you have the recipe for success. No matter your cooking level or experience, Butterball Canada has more than 100 turkey recipes, which have been created to help you get the most out of your turkey. Not only are…

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Butterball Canada: The Story Behind the Bird

We may not have introduced turkeys to the world, but we did introduce Canadians to our succulent Butterball turkey, named for its broad breast and plump, round shape. And we’re proud to say, that for over 60 years, Butterball Canada has been dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate occasions of all sizes. With a…

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Chef Shahir Talks Turkey

After graduating from York University’s Schulich School of Business, I realized a career as an accountant wasn’t really for me. I didn’t want to simply sit at a desk in a cubicle. I had more to offer than that. Even from an early age, I’d always had a deep passion for cooking, so I pursued…

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Turkey Cooking Times

Both experienced and new cooks alike worry about how long to cook their turkey. The Butterball brand has been around since 1954, so when turkey cooking advice is needed just ask our experts. You can check our website, call, email or even text during the holiday period. We will help you prepare the perfect turkey…

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How to Cook a Turkey

When it comes to preparing a perfect turkey there are many different ideas and preferences; we’re here to share our easy prep recommendations for a turkey that’s perfect every time. Step One: Thawing Your Turkey Thawing can happen a couple of ways; for instance, you can place your unopened turkey, breast down, in a sink…

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4 Leftover Turkey Recipe Ideas You’ll Love

Turkey is a delicious and healthy protein for any meal. People take great care and put a lot of time and effort into how they prepare the whole turkey. But, what comes after dinner is over? Butterball offers a number of turkey recipes that use leftovers to help you and your family get the most…

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The Amazing, Incomparable Turkey Lifter

The trickiest moment at many Thanksgivings is a seemingly simple one: lifting your turkey from its roasting pan to the serving tray. A simple turkey lifter, made from a few lengths of kitchen twine can take that weight off your shoulders. And remember, no matter how amazing and incomparable the turkey lifter is, always be…

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Chef Shahir’s Passion for Food and Entertaining

I had the most amazing epiphany today as I packed up after filming a segment for Cityline. Crew members, and fellow show experts were hovering over the work table where a pile of leftovers remained from today’s cooking demonstration. The segment showcased beautiful, summer fruits, used in the most incredible dishes. A pile of Italian…

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