Thanksgiving Turkey Tips
Thanksgiving is a time to think about all the things we’re thankful for—including the amazing people in our lives who taught us how to prepare a delicious turkey. There's no one perfect method for making a turkey, but there's plenty of good advice on how to cook the best bird for your own holiday celebration. Here are a few of our favorite turkey tips and tricks to get you going!
Prepare and cook your meal like a pro this year with our Thanksgiving turkey tips!
make sure that you'll have enough
want leftovers to create
this amazing sandwich!
the turkey a day ahead. Make sure
your turkey is totally defrosted before
temperature an hour before
roasting so it cooks more evenly.
13 minutes per pound. See our
roasting guide below
before the meal. Giving the turkey time to rest ensures juiciness once it's carved.
If you want the skin to stay golden and crisp, don't cover it while it rests.
turkey (12 pounds or less) instead
of one large bird. Smaller turkeys cook more
quickly and evenly. You can try a
couple different seasonings, too!
as much as possible. This goes for
basting and checking the temperature of the
turkey too. Opening the door lets out heat
and prevents the bird from cooking properly.
that stays inside the turkey so
you can monitor the temperature
remotely. Once the thermometer hits
165°, it's ready.
Don't forget to shop our Thanksgiving Gift Ideas & Guide for more hosting and gifting ideas. And while you're at it, check out a few of our favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes from the blog: