Thanksgiving 101

Whether you’re simply celebrating with your immediate family or welcoming the whole crew, craving traditional flavors or looking to try something new, cooking turkey for the first or 400th time, we’ve got you covered with Thanksgiving 101.

The National Turkey Federation created Thanksgiving 101 to be a comprehensive guide on preparing the holiday turkey, no matter how you’re celebrating. We hope you’ll find these timeless tools helpful as you set the Thanksgiving table.

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

You don’t have to miss out on big Thanksgiving flavor just because you’re not cooking a whole turkey. Cooking turkey cuts ensures you have more of the meat you love and is great for smaller feasts. Check out our Guide to Roasting Turkey Cuts.

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

As family and friends gather for the holidays, check out some of our tips for planning a successful meal. Want to try something new? Prepping your turkey outside to the grill or smoker leaves more room in the oven for sides and pie! If the price tag for the holiday meal is on your mind, these tips for a budget friendly Thanksgiving will come in handy. Celebrating remotely? There plenty of ways to connect with loved ones over the Thanksgiving table.

Think outside the oven! We’ve compiled the top 10 reasons to move your holiday turkey to the grill or smoker. Happy Thanksgrilling.

No matter your budget, there are ways to put a delicious, memorable Thanksgiving meal – with turkey as the centerpiece – on the table!