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How Long Does It Take to Defrost a Turkey?

Plan ahead with our helpful how-to guide for defrosting a turkey in the fridge. No need to wonder how long it takes to defrost a frozen turkey, we've got the answers. Plus, get our tips for cooking and carving your turkey.

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How Many Days Does It Take to Defrost a Turkey in the Refrigerator?

Defrosting a turkey in the refrigerator will take approximately 3 to 4 days, depending on the size of your turkey. 

Allow one day of thawing in the refrigerator for every 4 pounds of turkey. 

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