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How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey : Part 2

Are you preparing Thanksgiving for your family?  If so you want to check out this post on how to thaw a frozen turkey before cooking it.  It is important that it is thawed safely as you don’t want anyone to get ill from your meal.

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey Safely

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey:

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey in time for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A lot of people have been asking lately what is the best way to thaw a turkey or how long should I thaw a turkey to be ready to cook.  So of course we had to write an article to help everyone out.  This post discusses the different methods for thawing your turkey safely.  In our previous post How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey you can learn time guidelines for thawing safely.

Refrigerator Thawing (Safest Method)
When thawing a turkey in the refrigerator you will need to plan ahead and allow approximately 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds of turkey. Place the turkey in a refrigerator set at 40 °F or below.  Put the turkey in a container or on a baking sheet with ridges to prevent the juices from dripping on other foods.

Cold Water Thawing
To start the process you will want to allow around 30 minutes per pound.  Be sure the turkey is in a leak-proof plastic bag to prevent cross-contamination and to prevent the turkey from absorbing water, resulting in a watery product.  Submerge the wrapped turkey in cold tap water. You will want to change the water every 30 minutes until the turkey is thawed. Cook the turkey immediately after it is thawed to prevent food borne bacteria.

Turkey Recipes You May Enjoy:

Turkey Melt Sandwich

Fried Turkey Leftovers

Smoked Turkey Cranberry-Orange Sandwiches

Crockpot Turkey Tetrazzini 

Turkey and Dumplings

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey & Gravy Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe

Turkey Burritos Recipe

Tastes Like Thanksgiving Casserole

Santa Fe Turkey Sandwich

Hot Brown Recipe

Turkey Sandwich Combo


Turkey Pinecone CraftFree

Thanksgiving Worksheets

Coffee Filter Turkey

Painted Turkey

Paperplate Pilgrim

Thankful Thumbprint Tree


Turkey Breast of Wonder (Crockpot)

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crockpot Baked Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Crockpot Corn Casserole

Crockpot Creamed Corn

Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

Crockpot Cranberry Sauce

Crockpot Apple Crisp

Crockpot Blueberry Crisp

Crockpot Spiced Applesauce

For leftover turkey you can freeze it for future recipes and to keep it fresh longer. Learn how by clicking here —>How to FREEZE leftover Turkey

How to FREEZE leftover Turkey

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