Is the turkey done yet? You may have heard of different ways to check, but there’s only one way to be sure.
Here's exactly how to check for doneness.
What is the final cooking temperature for a whole turkey?
Leg wiggling, juice color, even the aroma – 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.
At what temperature is a turkey done? Check these places on your turkey and look for these temperatures:
180°F in thigh
170°F in breast
165°F in stuffing
Remember to insert the meat thermometer close to, but not touching, the thigh bone.
Did You Know?
A thawed turkey may be kept in the refrigerator (40 degrees F or below) up to 4 days before cooking.