How to Stuff and Prepare a Thanksgiving Turkey
The secret is there is no secret. This simple method yields a flavorful, moist Thanksgiving turkey every time: spread butter under the skin, stuff loosely, season generously, and truss the legs. Here's a step-by-step guide. For more on preparing a turkey, check out our downloadable, no-fuss guide.
Our Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking Turkey for Thanksgiving
For a perfectly moist and tender turkey, follow these steps and download our full turkey guide for more tips and tricks on how to assure the bird is the star at your Thanksgiving table.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Properly Brining a Turkey
Giving your Thanksgiving bird a bath in salt water isn't complicated, but there a few things to know before you start the brining process. Here, we outline exactly how to brine a turkey for delicious results. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey
Giblets, which are the heart, gizzard, and liver of turkeys and other fowl, along with the neck, can be used to make a rich stock for homemade gravy. The liver should be cooked separately before being added to the stock, or it will make it too bitter. To save time, you can make this stock while your turkey is roasting.
Turkey Monte Cristo
If you like French toast and grilled cheese, you'll love a Monte Cristo. This sandwich is usually pan-fried, but baking it instead means you can use less butter and make several at the same time.
Stuffed Turkey Breast
This wonderful recipe for stuffed turkey breast is from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" and makes a delicious dinner.