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Menu ideas and cooking tips for Thanksgiving dinner

When it comes to holidays and sit-down family meals, no one does it better than Perdue Farms! Rely on our culinary team for the best cooking tips and tricks. Searching for brining ideas? Wondering how to roast the perfect turkey? Thinking of adding a non-traditional dish to your Thanksgiving menu this year? We've got you!

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Friendsgiving in a Flash

It's easy to assemble a gourmet feast for friends and family — without spending hours in the kitchen. We'll show you how!

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How to Smoke a Turkey

Out-of-this-world turkey: That's what you'll get when you follow this original recipe, which includes an injection marinade, a seasonal rub and step-by-step instructions.

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Spatchcock Turkey Recipe

Cook a whole turkey in a fraction of the time with this how-to for butterflied turkey. Watch the video, follow the directions and enjoy!

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6 Turkey Fails and Fixes

What could possibly go wrong? Funny you should ask! The Perdue Farms culinary team shares six of the biggest Thanksgiving cooking disasters and ways to salvage dinner.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Wondering what to do with all that turkey and ham from your holiday feast? Try these breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.

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Best Seasoning for Turkey

Our new Farmhouse Blend enhances the flavor of turkey before or after cooking, thanks to a proprietary mix of roasted garlic and herbs. The secret’s in the savory essence of umami, which deepens flavor and boosts deliciousness.

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Premium Whole Turkey

Our whole birds are sourced from small family farmers, who raise turkeys in step with all Perdue animal welfare guidelines. You can trust that turkeys are raised without the use of antibiotics, hormones or steroids and fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal by-products.

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Why Choose Perdue Farms

When it comes to the food you feed your family, quality matters. And while there are a lot of options out there, Perdue Farms stands apart. In business for over 100 years, we are a fourth-generation, family owned American food and agriculture business that from the beginning has worked with family farmers.