Picking the Right Turkey
When picking the right bird, it’s important to ask yourself how many pounds of turkey per person are needed for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Once you know how many will be eating at the table this holiday, you should estimate 1 pound per serving of turkey with turkeys 16 lbs and smaller. Generally, for eight people or less, aim for a 12 lb turkey, and scale up the more guests you have.
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How to Cook a Turkey
At Giant Eagle, we have the best turkey cooking methods for your Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking to learn about baking a turkey, how to baste a turkey, the ideal turkey internal temp, or even how to keep a turkey moist—we’ve got you covered. To cook a turkey, it’s important to know how long and at what temperature to cook the turkey. Nobody likes an undercooked or overcooked turkey! Basting a turkey can be tricky, so it’s always important to have the right tools for the job. If you’re wondering what the ideal turkey internal temp is, it’s better to be safe than sorry and follow what the experts say. Check out our wide array of recipes and turkey-cooking strategies here
We want to make things easier this Thanksgiving season, which is why it’s important to remember you can always take advantage of our safe and convenient Curbside Pickup and Delivery stores. Order your entire Turkey-day meal ingredients for free contactless pickup or delivery, simply choose your store and pickup time, then add your desired items to your cart. Our expertly trained personal shoppers will select fresh and quality groceries, saving you time this holiday season.
How to Carve a Turkey
If you’re even the slightest bit uncertain on how to carve a turkey, how to cut a turkey, or even just wondering about the easiest way to butcher a turkey, look no further than your local Giant Eagle. To carve a turkey, make sure to remove the string first. Then, remove the legs and thighs. Next, remove the drumsticks, then the wishbone, followed by the breasts. Lastly, remove the wings and carefully slice the thigh and breast meat for a properly served turkey. We’ve got all the Thanksgiving ingredients, supplies, and knowledge you need to wow your turkey-day guests.
Missing your turkey? Shop online to schedule an in-store pickup or Curbside Delivery for your turkey today. At Giant Eagle, we want you to feel safe, save time, and feel prepared this Thanksgiving with our convenient and contactless Curbside Pickup and Delivery. Our expert personal shoppers will gather your Thanksgiving groceries and ingredients, shopping fresh and delicious Thanksgiving groceries so you don’t have to. Simply shop your order online, select your local Giant Eagle, and we take care of the rest.
Wondering about the best turkey recipe? It’s important to know the perfect turkey internal temp, how to brine a turkey, baste a turkey, and just how moist a turkey should be for a successful Thanksgiving dinner. Start by preheating your oven to the desired temperature, pull the neck and giblets out, and dry your turkey. Season inside and out, and then fill the turkey with aromatics like chopped onions, carrots, apples, and so on. Get creative! Place breast side up and cook for two hours, adding an extra 15 minutes per pound over 12 pounds. You’ll end up with a moist and delicious turkey.
As always, we want you to feel safe and prepared this Thanksgiving with our convenient and contactless Curbside Pickup and Delivery. Our expert personal shoppers will gather your Thanksgiving recipe groceries and ingredients, shopping fresh and delicious Thanksgiving groceries so you don’t have to. Simply shop your order online, select your local Giant Eagle, and we take care of the rest.