The All-Madden Turducken


Gourmet Butcher Block ships its legendary Turducken nationwide on Goldbelly! This is it: the original Turducken, created by owner Glenn Mistich and famously presented to broadcaster John Madden before the Rams-Saints game on Dec. 1, 1996. Madden fell in love, praising it repeatedly during the broadcast and taking the leftovers home with him. Made over the course of two days, it’s a turkey stuffed with a duck then stuffed with a chicken, all meticulously deboned. This official food of the 1997 “All Madden Team” is layered with two layers of sausage stuffing and one layer of cornbread dressing, before being carefully tied up. Weighing in at 17 pounds, this New Orleans classic is seasoned and ready for you to roast.

Louisiana natives have long known about the culinary wonder that is the Turducken, the triple-meat masterpiece, but most Americans discovered turducken when they heard NFL legend John Madden on television pouring out his love for Gourmet Butcher Block’s turducken. Since 1994, Gourmet Butcher Block has been making turduckens: a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. Started by Leah Hebert Mistich and Glenn Mistich, the Cajun specialty meat market in Gretna, Louisiana, also prepares exceptional Cajun specialties like gumbo, shrimp stuffed chicken, and bread pudding.

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More Details

This package serves 20-25 people and includes a Madden Turducken

  • Each Madden Turducken is approx. 16-18 lbs.


Turkey, Duck, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Yellow Corn Meal, Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Eggs, Evaporated Milk, Kitchen Bouquet, Sodium Benzoate, Corn Starch, Onion, Bell Pepper, Celery Salt, Red Pepper, Paprika, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Tops

Instructions / Storage

  • This package ships frozen with dry ice
  • Dry ice may dissipate in transit, the product may thaw
  • DO NOT remove dry ice with bare hands
  • Upon arrival, uncooked Turducken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days before baking, or in the freezer for up to 1 year
  • Once cooked, Turducken can be refrigerated for 3-4 days whole or carved
  • To thaw, take Turducken out of box and leave in bag. Keep refrigerated for 4-5 days before baking
  • To quick thaw, leave out on countertop for 18 hours.

To Serve

From Thawed

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Bake at 375 F with thread facing up for 4 hours covered.
  • Bake for 1 hour uncovered until brown.

From Frozen

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • Add a ½ quart of water.
  • Bake for 11½ hours covered.
  • Bake for a ½ hour uncovered until brown.

Carving Tips

  • Let Turducken cool for 20 minutes then unthread.
  • Push a fork into the end of each leg, twist slightly and remove tendons.
  • At each leg joint, remove any excess tendons.
  • Cut body of Turducken in half lengthwise and carve to reveal all “3” meats and stuffing.

Note – Turduckens take a minimum of 18 HOURS to defrost at room temperature, and up to 4-5 days to defrost in the refrigerator. Please plan accordingly.

Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • The Gourmet Butcher Block ships Monday-Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping
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Odette B. - Las Cruces, NM
Very happy with the orders I have placed through Goldbelly, especially the latest one from Gourmet Butcher Block — amazingly good. So far all deliveries have been quick, food packaged well, good quality.
Jamie V. - Beaufort, SC
It arrived 2 days after I ordered it and it was packed in dry ice and was still fully frozen!
Judith B. - Homosassa, FL
Arrived quickly, well packed and ready for my freezer. The thawing, and cooking instructions were included and easy to follow.
Cheryl-Beth R. - Las Vegas, NV
Goldbelly sent me my turducken fast ! As this is my first turducken ever, I can't wait to eat it on Thanksgiving. This could be the beginning of a tradition for the Forbes family. Thanks!!! 
Trish F. - San Jose, CA
Extremely well pack, items received were completely frozen. Worth the extra money since I am no where near the Gourmet Butcher Block.
Judy W. - Dunedin, FL
Best Turducken we've ever had, it was excellent!
Rosemary V. - Chesire, CT
We ordered the turducken just days before Thanksgiving and received it the Wednesday before with cooking instructions to have it ready in 11 hours to enjoy on the holiday. The flavor was phenomenal and there was plenty for everyone. It came with a recipe for gravy that was complimentary to the turducken. We will be ordering this for years to come.
Rebecca C. - Vallejo, CA
AMAZING delivery and package tracking. My turducken came well packed and FROZEN SOLID. All at a fair price. Tasted great, cooked perfect with the instructions. My family loved it / it was the talk of the day.
Joseph P. - Northville, MI
Good food. Easy to prepare
Trophimus F. - Cary, NC
Good stuff! Your hard work and organization made my Thanksgiving easy! Thank you!
Jason D. - Cedar Rapids, IA
Great packaging, arrived precisely when promised, the turducken was AMAZING. Will definitely order again!
Nancy S. - Tustin, CA
The Turducken was as DELICIOUS this time as it was the first time. We received the Turducken as scheduled and was easy to track the delivery in progress.
Brian H. - Newburgh, IN
Delivered on time. Product was not damaged and was still frozen solid. Product went directly from the shipping container to the freezer to be enjoyed at my leisure.
Guy A. - Little Rock, AR
The turkey with rice stuffing was delicious! We all enjoyed it very much!
Sister C. - Douglas, AZ
Great selection Package was packed well, delivered as expected Quality product Very happy!
Odette B. - Las Cruces, NM
Wow! It was a lot of boneless perfectly seasoned Cajun turkey with corn bread stuffing. My guests loved it. I will never be able to top it for next Christmas dinner. Only thing I can do is order again next year. Thank you for making my dinner so special.
Sandra G. - Waunakee, WI
This is the ultimate grouping of Cajun foods! Even some of our most picky eaters were coming back for seconds. Will order again!
April D. - Argyle, TX
Turducken had terrific flavor and was very tender
Amy W. - Sparta, WI
very easy to cook through. i would suggest using a meat thermometer and checking at 3.5 hours. the recommended 4 plus 1 hour to cook was too much with my oven. It was still delicious. Thread came out easy and carving was simple. Made a beautiful presentation on the Christmas table!
linda w. - Vero Beach, FL
Gourmet Butcher is my Go-To meal. I love the stuffed chicken with any of the options. Our family preference is the chicken stuffed with shrimp dressing. I recommend it all the time and always direct family and friends to their website. Love, Love!
Martha F. - Gwynn Oak, MD
Goldbelly sent me my turducken fast ! As this is my first turducken ever, I can't wait to eat it on Thanksgiving. This could be the beginning of a tradition for the Forbes family. Thanks!!! Trish
Trish F. - San Jose, CA
Sent as gift to friend. He thought it look good and was bigger than he expected
Dottie P. - Sevierville, TN
From Start to finish it was great! Items were packaged correctly for shipping, Frozen but fresh and ready to prepare! The taste was amazing! Thank you!
Angela C. - Clearfield, UT
Everything went perfect. The order shipped quickly even during Christmas seasoning. Arrived fully frozen on dry ice. Can't wait to share with my family.
Edward M. - San Jose, CA
I ordered the 4 boneless chickens with varied stuffing. Shockingly perfect. We did not have high hopes considering previous disappointments. People from New Orleans (me) love delicious food to serve without the fuss. So tender/juicy. How do you do this? Thank you.
elizabeth K. - Fort Worth, TX
The uniqueness of the items and the correct estimation of delivery and follow through of the delivery. Especially considering this year and being the holidays!
Mary M. - Bechtelsville, PA
The items were delivered as planned and the meals were amazing. The food from Gourmet Butcher Block was like being at home in New Orleans for the holidays and the lobster mac and cheese (from Hancock Lobster Co.) was amazing.
Philip D. - Lakeville, MN
The bread pudding was very easy to prepare and tasted wonderful, especially the sauce.
Carolyn P. - Wytheville, VA
The order arrived on time, well-packed and frozen. The Madden Turducken was perfect when prepared.. will definitely order again!
Chadia H. - Port Saint Lucie, FL
Have ordered twice utilizing Goldbelly -two different companies. Both deliveries were perfect. Food arrived frozen solid as required. Delivery right on date promised. Definitely have full confidence in this company.
Becky R. - Epes, AL
So tasty! And the turducken cam impeccably packed with comprehensive cooking instructions.
Jane J. - Coppell, TX
Everything was great. I never had Cajun food before and it was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try the rest.
Vicky K. - Whiting, NJ
Everything...easy to order, timely delivery, quality intact food that was delicious!
Paul B. - Depoe Bay, OR
Delivered on time and food was very well packaged. Most importantly the food was yummy!
Jill N. - Rockville Centre, NY
All the meat was bursting with flavor!!! All had simple cooking instructions!! Everything was still frozen!! Everyone said it was the best food they had ever eaten!!
Eric&Brenda S. - Ojai, CA
The chicken & sausage gumbo was very good. everything arrived on time and well frozen.
Henry D. - Hesperia, CA
The food (Cajun Bread Pudding) was wonderful, the instructions were clear, the delivery was prompt, and the ordering was easy.
Brian R. - Saint Louis, MO
As always - everything - they loved every single item, thanks for making these available.
JON C. - San Antonio, TX
The packaging was very secure. It came on the day that was scheduled. It was absolutely amazing!!
Faith D. - Chicago, IL
Everything! Shipped & rec’d on time. Delicious as usual.
Lauri L. - Plainfield, IN
Easy to order. Shipping updates were on target
Adam W. - Winston Salem, NC
Extra care for the cold packaging.
Henry D. - Hesperia, CA
The delivery and packing was well
Juan P. - Blue Ash, OH
It was a vey great experience!! The taste was really good!!
Kelly R. - Brutus, MI
The turducken exceeded my expectations!! It was absolutely delicious!
LaWanda J. - Salem, NJ
Food came on time, and was packaged well! The gumbo was fantastic!!
Stuart B. - Oakland, CA
My turducken arrived on the day it was expected. It was still frozen solid.
Marilyn B. - Lomita, CA
Super easy to order favorites from around the country!
Barbara B. - Southampton, NY
Food was delicious
Linda G. - Santa Rosa, CA
Everything was flawlessly amazing.
Jason C. - Saint Albans, NY
Excellent packaging.
Michael L. - Sunnyvale, CA
Everything, meal was fantastic
Todd B. - Bradford, PA
Food was delivered on time and packaged well!
Darren M. - Pasco, WA
Everything went well. It arrived on time, baking instructions were very clear, and it turned out wonderfully. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed our turducken/piecaken dinner!
Mark k. - Reedsville, WI
Delivery time and packaging! Amazing. Food was awesome!!
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