How Long Will Turkey Last in the Freezer?

Ever wondered how long can you keep an uncooked turkey in the freezer? We've got the answers! Find out how long an uncooked turkey lasts in the freezer, and get our must-have tips and tricks for handling turkey. Plus, we have how-tos for cooking, brining, and carving your turkey.

Get great tips on turkey thawing, thermometer placement, best roasting pan, and gorgeous garnish suggestions.

Turkey Freezing Time

According to the Butterball Turkey Talk Line Expert, turkey can be stored in the freezer (unopened and uninterrupted) for up to 2-3 years and still be safe to cook. However, for the best quality, we recommend using the frozen turkey within 7 months of storage. 

More Turkey Tips

Once you've decided to thaw your turkey, get our must-have handling and cooking tips. 

Turkey: Buying, Handling & Thawing

Turkey Basics

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey


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