Cooking a turkey is simple. While there are as many recipes out there as there are turkeys, first time turkey cooks should stick to the basics for a reliably delicious bird. Once you feel comfortable with the steps, you can change things up.
The directions below are for an unstuffed turkey. You can make stuffing in a separate dish in the oven. An unstuffed turkey cooks faster, is more food safe, and the stuffing doesn’t soak up fat from the drippings.+ MORE