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Cooking Temperatures

Turkey Cuts

Cooking times may vary depending on: the temperature of the meat going into the oven, the accuracy of the oven’s thermostat, how many times the oven door is opened during cooking.

Cooking Temperature – Bone-In Turkey Cuts

Cook bone-in breasts, thighs, drumsticks and wings until a digital meat thermometer inserted into the meat, away from the bone, registers 165°F (74°C).

Cooking Temperature – Boneless Turkey Cuts, Ground Turkey, Turkey Sausage and Turkey Hot Dogs

Cook boneless cuts to an end-point internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), using a digital meat thermometer inserted deep into the meat.

Barbequing

Barbeques should be kept closed as much as possible while cooking turkey cuts. Never re-use tools, plates or platters that touched raw turkey. Use the temperatures noted above to determine when turkey cuts are cooked safely on the barbeque.

See our Barbequing Section and our Get Grilling recipe section for more ideas on how to barbeque turkey cuts.