Where to buy the BEST value Christmas turkey: Should you shop at Tesco, ASDA or Waitrose?

Christmas is nearly here, and if you don’t have your turkey yet it’s time to stock up on the main stay of Christmas dinner. Whether you shop at ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s or Lidl, all the main supermarkets have their turkey deals ready.

From a whole bird to just the turkey crown, these are the best value turkeys from all the major UK supermarkets.

According to health experts Christmas revellers need to run two marathons to burn off the 5,241 calories in the standard christmas dinner. 

But while Christmas dinner might weight you down physically, it needn’t leave you wallet significantly lighter.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the biggest days of the year for eating turkey, but many cooks are left stressed in the kitchen, worried their turkey will be dry and tasteless.

Cooking turkey meat can be tricky, with the risk of a badly cooked bird causing disappointment at the table.

But there are simple ways to ensure you only ever eat a delicious moist roast turkey again.

From how long to cook turkey, to whether to cover it with foil or not, these are the best tips to ensure a perfect Christmas dinner. 

Best value Christmas turkeys 2017


Turkey crown

Medium 2.3 – 3.19kg, serves 8 – 11 – £22.17

Large 3.2 – 4.09kg, serves 12 -15 – £28.43

Whole turkey

Medium 4.5 – 5.99kg, serves 11 – 14 – £23.96

Large 6 – 7.49kg, serves 15 – 18 – £29.96


Turkey crown

ASDA Medium British Turkey Crown, serves 5 – 7 – £13

ASDA Large British Turkey Crown, serves 8 – 10 – £15

Whole turkey

ASDA Medium Basted Turkey (Typical Weight 4.75kg) – £20

ASDA Large Basted Turkey (Typical Weight 6.25kg) – £24


Turkey crown

essential Waitrose frozen basted turkey crown medium – currently unavailable 

essential Waitrose frozen basted turkey crown large 2.5 – 2.99kg, serves 8 minimum – £23

Whole turkey

essential Waitrose turkey medium 4kg – 6kg, serves 8 – £30

essential Waitrose turkey large 6kg – 8kg, serves 12 – £40


Turkey crown

Sainsbury’s Frozen Turkey Crown, Medium (approx. 2-2.3kg) – £17.50

Sainsbury’s Frozen Turkey Crown, Large (approx. 2.4- 2.8kg) – £19.50

Whole turkey

Sainsbury’s Frozen Whole Basted Turkey, Medium (approx. 3.9-5.2kg serves 8-10) – £17.50

Sainsbury’s Large Basted Whole Turkey (approx. 5.3-6.9kg) – £19.50


Turkey crown

Braemoor Medium Turkey Crown 2.0KG – 2.3kg – £ 9.99

Braemoor Large Turkey Crown 2.4 – 2.8kg – £ 12.99

Whole turkey

Braemoor Medium British Self-Basting Turkey with Giblets 4.005 – 5.4kg – £ 11.99

Braemoor Large British Self-Basting Turkey with Giblets 5.405 – 7.2kg – £ 15.99

Deals may change before the big day, so always check for the best value option before you buy.

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