How to Thaw a Turkey: 3 Tips for Defrosting Turkey

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

Home cooks should know how to properly thaw a turkey before cooking it for reasons of both safety and quality. Whether you’re cooking a Thanksgiving bird or making a number of turkey recipes with leftovers, this guide on how to thaw a turkey will set you up for kitchen success.