Stuffed Turkey Recipe Tips
How can I cook a stuffed turkey safely?
To cook a stuffed turkey safely
, the stuffing must reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees to prevent the risk of bacteria growth. We don't typically recommend cooking stuffing inside a turkey because it can dry out your bird. If you want to go the stuffed route, this is the recipe we'd recommend making. If not, cook your turkey
What can you put inside a turkey besides stuffing?
There are plenty of other things to put inside a turkey besides stuffing
! We love to add aromatics to the turkey cavity. Some great options are onions, carrots, celery and herbs (rosemary, thyme and sage will do the trick). Don't forget to season the cavity with salt and pepper, too.
How do I make my own stuffing cubes?
Making stuffing cubes is as easy as making homemade croutons
! Simply cube the bread, place it in a single layer on a baking sheet and lightly toast at 225 to 250 degrees for about an hour. Turn the cubes occasionally for even toasting.
How can I make the stuffing my own?
To make this stuffing your own, try adding fun mix-ins like pecans, sausage, bacon and dried cranberries.
How do I make gravy with drippings?Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor
, and Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
<B>Editor's Note:</B> Stuffing may be prepared as directed and baked separately in a 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through and lightly browned.
1 each: 571 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 961mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 44g protein.