Reheating Turkey
Our tips for storing and reheating cooked turkey.

Meat must be piping hot
It is safe to store cooked, cold turkey in the fridge for up to 4 days. First allow the cooked turkey to cool covered in foil. Then remove the remaining meat from the carcass and place in a sealed plastic container in the fridge for up to 4 days. It is important to wash your hands before removing the meat from the carcass and to also ensure your storage container has been washed and dried well before use.

The meat can then be used in a number of dishes from sandwiches and salads to curries and pies. When reheating the turkey meat within hot recipe dishes, always ensure the meat is piping hot throughout.

If reheating the turkey meat on its own, the recommended way to do this is to lay the slices of cooked cold turkey in an oven proof dish and cover with gravy. Then cover the whole dish with a lid or foil and place in a hot oven, making sure the turkey is piping hot before serving. Alternatively, reheat in a microwave, using manufacturer’s instructions.

Please note, cooked turkey should only be reheated once.


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