How To Choose
There are a number of things to consider when buying a turkey. First and foremost: how many people are you serving? From here you should consider how many adults versus children, whether they are light or heavy eaters, and whether or not you want leftovers. These will all help you determine how big of a turkey you need.
For help, check out our calculators.
Fresh or Frozen?
Choosing a fresh or frozen turkey depends largely on preference, but also on how soon you plan on cooking your turkey. Make the right decision for you by considering these general tips.
- Fresh turkeys require no thawing.
- Frozen turkeys can be purchased weeks in advance, but need several days to thaw and require adequate space in your freezer and refrigerator.
- Allow 1 day of thawing for every 4 pounds of turkey. NOTE: Turkeys need to be thawed in the refrigerator or by cold water thawing. See our How To Thaw for more information.
|Did You Know|
|Fresh and frozen Butterball turkeys are all natural, gluten free and raised without hormones.|
|Fresh and Frozen Butterball turkeys are deep basted for juiciness and flavor.|
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