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How long should you brine the bird? Hans Gissinger. To test doneness before serving, insert an instant-read thermometer in the center of the stuffing to make sure it reaches 165 degrees.
Place the turkey, breast side up, in its original wrapper, onto a rimmed baking sheet. Reduce cooking time by 20 to 40 minutes for turkeys that are not stuffed.
New This Month. The meat needs to hit 165 degrees for safe eating, though some people say thigh meat tastes better at 170 degrees. Even the turkey bones can have a second life: Leftovers can serve as the main ingredients for dishes you might not otherwise make.
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Tips for deciding what size turkey to buy for your holiday gathering, and about how much turkey each guest will eat.