How to Thaw a Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Thaw a Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Thaw a Thanksgiving Turkey

Safely thawing your frozen turkey is one of the most important steps in your meal prep.

  • Refrigerator thawing is preferred and the least labor-intensive but requires more time.
  • Cold water thawing takes less time but requires more attention.

Regardless of which method you choose, never thaw a turkey at room temperature. If you’re running low on time, try a Fresh Whole Turkey—they’re just as delicious and require little prep.

WAYS TO THAW

REFRIGERATOR THAWING

  • Thaw breast side up, in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge.
  • Allow at least 1 day of thawing for every 4 lbs.

COLD WATER THAWING

  • Thaw breast side down, in an unopened wrapper, with enough cold water to cover your turkey completely.
  • Change water every 30 minutes to keep the turkey chilled.
  • Estimate a minimum thawing time of 30 minutes per lb.

WHEN TO FREEZE

For the best flavor, you should use our products by their use-by date. However, if you’re unable to cook the food by then you can save it for later by safely freezing it with these instructions:

  • Freeze the product before the use-by date.
  • Thaw using the Refrigerator Thawing or Cold Water method above.
  • Consume product within 2-4 days of thawing.
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How to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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