Thanksgiving Recipes and Resources
Are you panicking about making your first Thanksgiving feast? Calm down, take a deep breath, and find out all you need to know about how to cook classic Thanksgiving favorite dishes. Get your recipes lined up, make your shopping list, and plan ahead. Be prepared to impress your friends and loved ones with the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
Turkey Selection and Storage
Turkeys are available fresh and frozen in weights as low as 8 pounds and grow up to 70 pounds. Learn how to select and store turkey.
Turkey and Food Safety
Turkey requires important handling practices in order to avoid foodborne illness. Learn how to properly cook turkey.
Thanksgiving and Holiday Hotlines
Many of these toll-free hotlines are active year-round. Check out the links where you'll find the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes and Cooking Information
Looking for something different to do with your turkey for Thanksgiving? Try one of these deep-fried turkey recipes.
Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey Recipe
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
How to Thaw Frozen Turkey Recipe
Learn how to safely thaw your frozen turkey to avoid the danger of foodborne illness.
This chart will help you determine how much stuffing or dressing to use for chicken, turkey, and other poultry.
Stuffing and Dressing Food Safety
Proper cooking techniques are important to avoid foodborne illness in stuffings and dressings. Find out how to keep it safe.
Turkey Leftovers Recipes
What do you do with leftover turkey? Try some unconventional recipes to help you use up those turkey leftovers. Turkey hotline numbers, information, and turkey cooking tips for the holidays or any day are also included.
Thanksgiving Turkey History
Wild turkeys nearly became extinct and Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving. Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history.
Continuation of the step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. Learn how to make turducken with this photo tutorial.
Butterball Turkey FAQ
Butterball Turkeys has a yearly hotline for turkey questions, plus much information and recipes on their site.
Carving the Turkey
Great video and instructions will help you carve that turkey perfectly, from Bon Appetit Magazine.
A full range of features including a video on how to make gravy, menus, carving and other tips, vegetarian menu, plus over 350 recipes from Epicurious.
The USDA has a primer for inexperienced as well as experienced cooks, including recipes. Site hosted by Hopkins Technology.
About.com Guide to Low Fat Cooking, Fiona Haynes, has tips and a nice selection of very low-fat recipes for your Thanksgiving feast.
Pillsbury Thanksgiving Recipes
Pillsbury has menus of recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner with linked recipes for each menu item. You'll find suggestions for other celebrations as well.
Perfect Turkey Handbook
The electronic Gourmet Guide has a fabulous FAQ about Turkey Day, including buying, storing, cooking, carving, safety and much more, .
Reynolds Wrap Holiday Central
Use the search engine or keywords for many recipes and menu themes including leftovers sandwich ideas, turkey tips, recipes, and free brochures.
Turkey How To Tips - Norbest
Tips on selection, storage, thawing, stuffing, roasting, doneness, carving, and leftovers from Norbest.
Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Better Homes and Gardens has a menu planner with recipes, an interactive roasting guide, video tutorials and much more.
USDA Safety Information
Food safety information from the United States Department of Agriculture.
M. L. Grant has recipe suggestions for a vegetarian feast including appetizers, main courses and desserts.