Stuffing Tips from the National Turkey Federation
The National Turkey Federation recommends that stuffing be prepared and stuffed into the turkey immediately before it's placed in the oven for cooking. When making stuffing ahead of time, wet and dry ingredients should be refrigerated separately and combined right before stuffing the turkey. Turkeys should be stuffed loosely, with about 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound of turkey.
Use these two simple steps for determining when a stuffed roasted turkey is done cooking and safe to eat:
If the turkey comes with a pop-up timer, a meat thermometer should still be used to check the temperature in the stuffing.
By following these two steps, you and your family can continue the tradition of preparing a delicious stuffed turkey without sacrificing quality or safety.
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