The 5 Biggest Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

The 5 Biggest Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes & How To Avoid Them
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TurkeyEven though Thanksgiving isn't upon us yet, it’s time to talk turkey. Buying and roasting a bird can be intimidating, especially if you’re a first-time host or hostess. Even those of us who have done it before have a hard time shaking those nagging thoughts revolving around whether the bird will be juicy or dry or—worse yet—underdone.

It’s understandable. After all, if you’re like most people, you’re only roasting a turkey once, maybe twice a year. We’ve roasted quite a few turkeys in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, and through trial and error, we’ve picked up on some common turkey mistakes and how to avoid them.

Mistake 1: You buy the wrong bird.

How to Avoid 5 of the Biggest Thanksgiving Turkey Mistakes

Feel ready to start roasting? Check out this recipe to inspire you to pull off a flawless turkey this year:

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By Hilary Meyer

Hilary Meyer is assistant editor for EatingWell Media Group. Hilary spends much of her time in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, testing and developing healthy recipes. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.

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