Oven Roasted Cajun Turkey with Roasted Cajun Mashed Potatoes

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Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

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It’s day two of Thanksgiving Week on the blog, and it just so happens to be “Turkey Tuesday”! Ok, I actually just made Turkey Tuesday up, but I think we should totally make it a thing! 😉

From Turkey Meatballs to Turkey Tostadas to Turkey Soup, I love sharing recipes with Jennie-O Turkey on the blog!

For Thanksgiving this year, I was really excited to try their Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

It’s so easy to make, with no thawing required! Simply remove it from the outer packaging, cut a few small slits in the cooking bag and pop it in the oven in a roasting pan!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

All of the delicious Cajun seasonings are already rubbed on the turkey in the cooking bag, so that’s literally all you have to do!

While the turkey is roasting for about 4 hours, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare these Oven Roasted Cajun Mashed Potatoes!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Instead of boiling the potatoes, like traditional mashed potatoes, these Cajun Mashed Potatoes are made by roasting the potatoes with cajun seasonings.

The potatoes are then mashed with cream cheese, butter and heavy cream to create the most flavorful mashed potatoes with a delicious & velvety texture!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Cajun Mashed Potatoes Ingredients

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes (peeled & cubed)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • ½ cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (cubed) (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups heavy cream (at room temperature)

Cajun Mashed Potatoes Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Toss the potatoes and garlic with the olive oil, black pepper, kosher salt, oregano, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme leaves.

Spread the potatoes into an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.

Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl, add the butter, cream cheese and heavy cream. Use an electric hand mixer to mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy.

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

And now I present to you the most flavorful mashed potatoes ever!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Serve these Cajun Mashed Potatoes with Jennie-O Cajun Roasted Turkey, which also comes with a package of gravy, perfect for pouring on top of the turkey and potatoes!

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

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Roasted Cajun Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 555 kcal

Ingredients

Oven Roasted Cajun Turkey

  • 14 lb Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey

Roasted Cajun Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes peeled & cubed
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups heavy cream at room temperature

Instructions

Oven Roasted Cajun Turkey

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Remove the turkey from the outer packaging.
  3. Place in a roasting pan with at least 2 inch high sides.
  4. Cut 6 small slits in the cooking bag and pull the bag away from the turkey.
  5. Place in the oven for 3 hours 30 minutes - 4 hours, or until a meat thermomember reaches 165°F in the breast and 180°F in the thigh.
  6. Let turkey rest 15 minutes in the cooking bag.
  7. Cut open the cooking bag, remove the turkey and slice.
  8. Prepare the gravy package according to instructions on the package.

Roasted Cajun Mashed Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss the potatoes and garlic with the olive oil, black pepper, kosher salt, oregano, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and thyme leaves.
  3. Spread the potatoes into an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.

  5. Transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl, add the butter, cream cheese and heavy cream.
  6. Use an electric hand mixture to mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time and nutrition information provided is for the roasted cajun mashed potatoes only and does not include the oven roasted cajun turkey.

Potatoes are roasted in cajun seasonings, then mashed with cream cheese, & butter in this delicious Cajun Mashed Potatoes recipe, served with Cajun Turkey!