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 has created Thanksgiving 101 as a comprehensive guide to prepare 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 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.

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

Thanksgiving celebrations may look a little different for many families. At the same time, some may opt to resume traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of our favorite 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 2021 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.