Internal Temperature of Cooked Turkey

Serving up a perfect roast turkey is as easy as knowing what internal temperature it should be cooked to. Plus, get our helpful turkey-cooking tips and tricks.

What Should the Internal Temperature of a Cooked Turkey Be?

Using a meat thermometer, a fully cooked turkey should have a temperature of 165° F in the breast and 175° F in the thigh. If stuffed, the center of the stuffing must reach 165° F. 

Get our guide for how long to cook turkey. 

More Turkey Tips

Get our must-have information for cooking the perfect turkey.

Check out our turkey roasting and carving guide.

Learn how to brine a turkey.

Find out how to thaw a turkey.

Turkey Help

Use herbs, such as sage, in addition to salt, pepper, and onions for a delicious take on roast turkey. Our turkey recipe ensures flavorful results for your Thanksgiving dinner or for any other special-occasion dinner.


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