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How to Cook a Turkey

High in protein, low in fat, and one of the least expensive meats you can buy, turkey isn’t just a centerpiece dish for Thanksgiving dinner! In this video, you’ll learn an easy, no-fail way to roast a juicy, golden-brown turkey, so you can enjoy it any time of year. You’ll learn why putting the turkey on a rack is the smart way to roast and discover how and when to add seasonings and how to properly stuff the turkey. You’ll see how and where to insert the meat thermometer before you start to bake the turkey. You’ll learn at what temperature and how long to cook your turkey and at what temperature your turkey is done. You’ll also get tips for basting and tenting your turkey. Watch the video, then find top-rated recipes for Thanksgiving roast turkey.

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  • catherine

THIS IS THE BEST VIDEO I HAVE SEEN ON ROASTING A TURKEY--CLEAR AND CONCISE. THANKYOU "ALL RECIPES" STAFF.

  • koko

Great video for a beginner.The only thing I would add is to wash the turkey inside as well.It usually takes me 20 minutes at least to really clean it.

  • Liz

Many years ago a butcher suggested that I roast my turkey with the breast down thus allowing the juices to run to the breast rather than just drip away. It is truly amazing how much more moist and flavorful this makes the white meat. Turn the turkey over for about the last 45 minutes or so of cooking to brown the breast. This also eliminates the need for the foil tenting. Thanks for the video All Recipes. You mentioned to throw the liver away. This is not the first time I've heard this, but I don't know why. Thanks again.