Is it OK to cook turkey day before?
Keeping this in consideration, can you cook turkey day before and reheat?
Simple steps to cooking the turkey ahead of time and reheating it to moist perfection. After roasted turkey comes out of the oven, cover loosely with foil and let rest 30-45 minutes to allow juices to settle. Cover entire pan with lid or aluminum foil. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Additionally, what if your turkey is done too early? If your turkey is done early, things can get a little complicated, but it's not the end of the world. If it's done around an hour early, let it rest uncovered for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then cover your turkey with some foil and a thick towel or blanket to keep it warm.
Besides, can you partially cook a turkey and finish later?
Although you should never partially cook a turkey and complete cooking later, you can cook the bird ahead of time and reheat the meat later. After removing the fully cooked turkey from the oven, let it sit for 30 minutes to allow the juices to settle into the meat before carving.
Can you reheat a whole turkey?
You'll want to reheat your turkey for around 5 minutes per pound. So a 10lb turkey would need to reheat for around 50 minutes. Use a meat thermometer before removing. USDA recommends cooking and reheating all poultry to an internal temperature of 165°F.