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Turkey Sausage Clam Bake

Turkey Sausage Clam Bake

Turkey Sausage Clam Bake

These can be made in single portion foil packs for cafeteria or resident service.
Course Main Course
Servings 80 people
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 Sheet Pan
  • 1 Tilt Skillet or Kettle


  • 40 Norbest Italian Turkey Sausage Links
  • 2 ½ gallons cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup crab boil seasoning
  • 10 lbs small new potatoes cut in half
  • 12 lbs med onion, cut in quarters
  • 40 red bell peppers, seeds removed, sliced
  • 40 ears corn on the cob, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 40 lbs small steamer clams (optional)
  • 2 quarts flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and fresh pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 375°(350° if convection) Lay out sausages on a sheet pan in a single layer and bake until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Remove the sausages from the oven and cool. When cool cut the sausages into 1” lengths. Place the turkey link pieces, chicken broth, crab boil seasoning, and the potatoes in a tilt skillet or kettle and bring to a boil. Add all of the vegetables and parsley and reduce to a simmer.
    Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the clams and cook until they just open, adjust seasoning and finish with lemon juice. Serve immediately.
  • <strong>Instructions on making a single serve foil pack for your café or residents</strong>
    Place the turkey links, chicken broth, crab boils seasoning, and the potatoes in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the internal temperature of the sausages reaches 165°. Remove from heat.
    Preheat your Grill or Oven to 400°
    Create a pouch with the aluminum foil by laying out a double layer of foil. I find it easiest to do this by lining a 13” x 9” baking pan with the foil.
    Arrange all of the vegetables and the clams and sprinkle over all with the parsley. Remove the potatoes from the pot, and add them to the vegetables. Remove the turkey sausage from the pot and cut into 1” lengths, then add the turkey sausage and adjust the seasoning of the broth so that the sausage was cooked in to the to the rest of the ingredients.
    Cover all the ingredients with another double layer of foil and fold the edges of the top and bottom layers together to form a sturdy seal. Fold the bottom layer up and over the top to keep the liquid in, rather than the top under the bottom.
    Place the packet into the preheated oven or onto the hottest part of your grill and cook until the packet puffs up and steam is escaping from the seams. Remove from the heat and carefully cut a slit in the top and peel open. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and serve.

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Turkey Cooking Times

When selecting a turkey to serve to a group, estimate 1.5 pounds per person. For example, if you are serving a group of 10 people, choose a bird that is 15 to 20 pounds. If you choose a smaller bird that weighs less than 12 pounds, those birds have a smaller meat-to-bone ratio, so calculate two pounds per person.

Fresh or Thawed Turkey
Oven Temperature 325°F / 163°C

6 - 7 lbs 2 - 2½ hrs 2¼ - 2¾ hrs
7 - 10 lbs 2½ - 3 hrs 2¾ - 3½ hrs
10 - 18 lbs 3 - 3½ hrs 3¾ - 4½ hrs
18 - 22 lbs 3½ - 4 hrs 4½ - 5 hrs
22 - 24 lbs 4 - 4½ hrs 5 - 5½ hrs
24 - 30 lbs 4½ - 5 hrs 5½ - 6¼ hrs