How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

Look no further for the best way to make your frozen turkey oven-ready.

Four Tips for Thawing a Frozen Turkey

  1. Always thaw in the refrigerator -- never at room temperature.
  2. How long something takes to thaw depends on its size and density. A 20-pound turkey may take three days.
  3. If you wake up on the morning of your big meal and the turkey is still slightly frozen, put it in a leak-proof plastic bag in the sink and immerse it in cold water. Change the water every half hour, turning the bag occasionally.
  4. Cook the turkey immediately after thawing.

See Roast Turkey recipe

See more Anyone Can Cook tips


Be the first to comment!

Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.