How to Check for Doneness

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Submitted by nick.dubois on Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:30

You’ll hear lots of ways to check the doneness of your turkey. But there’s only one way to be sure: the temperature.

It just takes a simple reading with a meat thermometer to test if your turkey is ready to eat, and Nicole will show you exactly how to do it.

Always make sure you measure the following temperatures in your turkey:

  • 180°F in thigh
  • 170°F in breast
  • 165°F in stuffing
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Is the turkey done yet? You may have heard of lots of different ways to check. But there’s only one way to be sure: using a <a href="https://www.thermoworks.com/butterball-offers">meat thermometer</a> to check the temperature.
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Leg wiggling, juice color, even the aroma – you’ll hear lots of ways to check the doneness of your turkey at Thanksgiving. But there’s only one way to be sure: the temperature.

How? You'll need a meat thermometer to make sure you cook your turkey to the right temperature. Insert it close to, but not touching, the thigh bone. If it reads 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast, it's done and ready to serve. (If it’s stuffed, check the center of the stuffing to make sure it’s 165 degrees F as well.)

Need help using your meat thermometer? Read our How to Place a Meat Thermometer guide or watch our video on where to insert a meat thermometer on a turkey.

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Learn how to test your turkey for doneness and where to check. A simple reading with a meat thermometer tells you if your turkey ready to eat.
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How to Check a Turkey for Doneness