Turkey 101

Mastering the turkey basics can be tricky. Even experienced cooks get nervous when it's time to prepare Thanksgiving's main entree. Let us relieve the pressure with our turkey recipes and information on cooking a turkey that makes Thanksgiving dinner a success.

What Size to Buy

What Size to Buy

When choosing the size of turkey for your Thanksgiving gathering:

  • allow 1 pound per adult for turkeys under 12 pounds.
  • allow 3/4 pound per adult for turkeys over 12 pounds.
  • allow 1/2 pound per adult if using a boneless turkey breast.

If you want leftovers for more turkey recipes, buy a turkey 2-4 pounds larger than you need and make one of these delicious dishes.