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Video:How to Make Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey

with Jason Phipps

Want to learn how to make a Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey

Remove Giblets from the turkey. Next, wash the turkey in cold running water, and dry inside and out with paper towels. Sprinkle salt and pepper liberally inside and out.

Instructions for Making Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey

Microwave Stuffing your stuffing to 130 degrees. You want to get it hot enough that bacteria doesn't get a chance to grow.To stuff the turkey, stand the bird on its tail end in a large bowl; using a tablespoon, stuff the neck cavity loosely with dressing. Pull the neck skin over the dressing and fasten it to the body with a skewer. Turn the bird and place the neck end in the bowl; stuff the body cavity loosely with dressing. It is important to stuff the dressing fairly loosely in the bird because dressing absorbs liquid and expands during cooking. The dressing should be on the dry side so it doesn't get soggy.

Making Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey

Remove the turkey from the bowl and lay the bird, breast side up, on a clean work surface. Pull the legs close to the body and tie the ends together with cotton string, to partially close the body cavity. Fold the wings under the bird to provide a platform for roasting.

More Tips for Making Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey

Place the turkey, breast side up, on a wire rack in a roasting pan. Brush all the exposed surfaces with vegetable oil. Sprinkle liberally with your choice of herbs, spices, salt, and pepper. Insert a meat thermometer into one of the inner thigh areas near the breast, making certain the tip of the thermometer is not touching bone. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Cover the turkey, and roast until the meat thermometer reaches 180 degrees F. and the juices run clear. For a 10 pound bird, stuffed, was about 3 and a half hours.

Roasting a Thanksgiving Stuffed Turkey

Remove the cover about 30 minutes before the turkey is done to complete the browning of the bird. When done, remove the turkey from the oven and place it on a serving platter or carving board; cover loosely with aluminum foil and let it stand 10 minutes before carving. Remove all the dressing from the neck and body cavities before carving the turkey, and bake, uncovered for up to 30 minutes more. Served with turkey gravy.

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