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Text This Number on Thanksgiving for Turkey-Cooking Tips

Reach out to this hotline for last-minute cooking tips, especially if you can't make it home this year.

For the 13th year in a row, Jennie-O will be offering a turkey hotline on Thanksgiving Day so you don't have to worry about serving an over- or undercooked bird to your dinner guests.

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases nationwide, some Americans may not be able to go home and see their families for Thanksgiving this year. Did somebody say, socially-distanced Friendsgiving?!

If you fall into this boat, you may find peace in knowing there's a hotline you can contact for help with preparing the main course. You can either call 1-800-TURKEYS or text the word "turkey" or 73876 to discuss how to best prepare your bird with a Jennie-O team member. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback)

Jennie-O will be on standby to help quell your holiday-induced stress as team members answer any questions you have about cooking and storing turkey. In addition, they'll also offer advice on ways you can incorporate your turkey leftovers into meals the following week. Think of it as a quick rundown on how to meal prep and prevent food waste—post-holiday gathering. (Speaking of which, be sure to check out The Worst Food Storage Mistake You're Making Right Now, According to Experts.)

Starting on Nov. 19, home chefs will also have the chance to ask their burning questions to popular chefs and social media influencers. This way, you can get The Best Turkey Cooking Tips and Tricks before the actual holiday.

"In a year when family bonds and giving thanks are more important than ever, we are thrilled to help make Thanksgiving meals entertaining, flavorful and easy," Nicole Behne, vice president of marketing at Jennie-O, said in a statement. "No matter where you are or who you're with this season, Jennie-O is here to answer your questions and help make your Thanksgiving meal a success."

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of <Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more