How to Cook the Perfect Sous Vide Turkey

Preparing Stuffed Turkey; Sous Vide Turkey

Sous vide cooking has transformed the culinary world, offering a foolproof method for achieving perfectly cooked meats every time. In this comprehensive guide, the Hillside Turkey Farms team delves into the art of sous vide cooking and walks you through the steps to cooking the perfect turkey using this innovative technique. From preparation to serving, get ready to elevate your turkey game with Hillside Turkey Farms.

Understanding Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide, French for “under vacuum,” is a cooking method that involves sealing food in airtight bags and cooking it in a water bath at a precise, consistent temperature. This gentle, controlled cooking process ensures that the food cooks evenly and retains its moisture, resulting in tender, succulent meats with unparalleled flavor.

Choosing the Right Turkey

Before you begin, select a fresh, high-quality turkey from Hillside Turkey Farms. Consider the size of your turkey and ensure that it will fit comfortably in your sous vide bath.


Season or brine your turkey with your preferred herbs, spices, and aromatics. Vacuum-seal the seasoned turkey in a sous vide bag to ensure even cooking and maximum flavor retention.

Cooking Process

Preheat your sous vide bath to the desired temperature, typically around 145°F to 155°F for turkey. Place the sealed turkey in the water bath and cook for several hours, allowing the meat to reach the desired level of doneness.

Finishing Touches

Once the turkey has finished cooking, remove it from the sous vide bath and carefully open the bag. Transfer the turkey to a hot skillet or grill to sear the skin and enhance its flavor and appearance.


Allow the turkey to rest briefly before carving and serving. Slice the turkey against the grain to ensure tender, juicy slices. Serve with your favorite side dishes for a memorable meal.

With sous vide cooking, achieving the perfect turkey is within reach for home cooks of all skill levels. By following these steps and using high-quality ingredients from Hillside Turkey Farms, you can create a tender, flavorful turkey that will impress your guests and elevate any occasion!

Fresh Turkeys and More in Frederick County, Maryland

Ready to try your hand at sous vide turkey? Visit Hillside Turkey Farms today to pick up a fresh, high-quality turkey and start cooking! Our family has been in the business in Thurmont, Maryland, since 1939 and proudly provides families with delicious, fresh turkeys all year round. Check out our weekly specials

You can place a pre-order for pick-up or delivery (we ship our foods across the continental United States) on our website, or if you have any questions, give us a call at 301-271-2728.