Thanksgiving 101

Whether you’re simply celebrating with your immediate family or gathering over Zoom, craving traditional flavors or looking to try something new, cooking turkey for the first or four-hundredth time, we’ve got you covered with Thanksgiving 101.

Everyone’s top priority should be to stay safe during this unique holiday season. But that doesn’t mean the season can’t be fun, enjoyable and delicious, too! The National Turkey Federation has created Thanksgiving 101 as a comprehensive guide to prepare the holiday turkey in this year of COVID-19, but it contains many timeless tools as well.

Tackling an entire turkey may seem intimidating, but with a little bit of planning, it’s a pretty straight
forward endeavor. Our Whole Turkey Cooking Guide has everything you’ll need to get up to speed.

Just because you’re not cooking a whole turkey, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on big Thanksgiving flavor. Cooking turkey cuts delivers on flavor and ensures you have more of the meat you love. Check out our Guide to Roasting Turkey Cuts for more.

Looking Forward to Leftovers

Certainly can’t blame you if you’re looking to double down on Thanksgiving flavor the day after and create the most epic leftover sandwich the world has ever seen. But, if you’re looking for something a little different, we’ve got a number of recipes that truly transform your leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Planning Thanksgiving in 2020

Thanksgiving celebrations in 2020 are going to look a little different for many families. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of this unusual holiday! Whether you’re [staying] home for the holidays, taking your celebration virtual or adapting the gathering for out-of-doors or a smaller crowd, the health and safety of your friends and family are top priorities. Click here for the CDC’s recommendations on how to enjoy Thanksgiving activities and take steps to keep your loved ones healthy.

From delicious turkey to festive activities, we’re encouraging consumers to embrace Zoomsgiving and make these unusual celebrations your own. Try out our turkey themed Zoom backgrounds and Thanksgiving Bingo!

Just because gatherings may be smaller and travel limited, it doesn’t mean that you can’t reclaim the holidays as a time of celebration. Make sure to plan ahead and let guests know what to expect.