Turkey Cooking Tips: 5 Steps to Help You Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey by Donna John

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Turkey Cooking Tips: 5 Steps to Help You Roast the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Don’t let that turkey intimidate you this Thanksgiving. Here are five tips to roast it perfectly from the National Turkey Federation:

  • Use a shallow roasting pan that’s at least 2 inches longer and wider than the turkey so oven air can flow completely around it.
  • Chopped celery, onion and carrots stuffed in the cavity add flavor.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Roast at 325 degrees F until a meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast.
  • Allow turkey to rest for 20 to 25 minutes before carving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm still intimidated, after all these years, LOL! Thank you for the tips, Donna John !
Julie Rose
So helpful, Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I used your tips to help me cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey this year. They worked like a charm. The turkey was moist and tender. I give you all the credit, Donna John ! 🦃

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