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FAQ: Thanksgiving Turkey Cooking Tips

As Thanksgiving approaches, many home chefs have questions about cooking the perfect turkey.

Whether it's your first time or you're looking to elevate your turkey game, we've gathered answers to the most commonly searched questions about cooking a Thanksgiving turkey.

How long should I cook my turkey?

The cooking time depends on the turkey's weight and the cooking method. As a general rule, roast your turkey at 325°F (163°C). For an estimate, plan for about 15 minutes per pound (33 minutes per kilogram) for an unstuffed turkey. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness; the internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh.

What temperature should I cook my turkey to?

Can I cook turkey wings separately?

Should I cook my turkey in a bag?

How can I cook turkey breast alone?

Can I cook turkey in a slow cooker?

How can I cook turkey legs or drumsticks?

What's the best way to cook a turkey in a roaster?

Should I cook turkey with stuffing inside?

Can I cook turkey on a grill or smoker?

How do I cook a turkey overnight?

Can I cook turkey the day before Thanksgiving?

What's the best way to carve a turkey?

Can I cook a turkey from frozen?

Remember that food safety is paramount when cooking a turkey, so always use a meat thermometer like Tappecue to check for doneness.

Experiment with different cooking methods, and don't hesitate to explore our extensive collection of Thanksgiving turkey recipes on the Tappecue app and website to find the perfect one for your celebration.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

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