Thank you for letting Santoni’s help you out with your Thanksgiving meal.  All Santoni’s turkeys are 90% cooked in advance, since you will be reheating it before you serve your family and friends.  Santoni’s does this to ensure that you do not have a dried-out turkey after reheating. 

To further allow you to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, we suggest that you carve the turkey the night before and reheat it the next day.  By carving the turkey the night before this allows you to spend even more time with your guests and less time stressing over when the turkey will be done.  It also takes up less space and time in your oven.  The following article shows you step by step the process of carving your turkey the day before. 

Make-Ahead Turkey


  • 1 roasted turkey*
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey broth

Carve turkey, slicing the larger breast pieces into 3/4″ thick slices. Arrange turkey slices and pieces on baking pan, with cut edges of breast slices pressed together to prevent them from drying out. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it down onto the turkey to remove any air pockets. Cover entire pan with lid or aluminum foil. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.


TO REHEAT: Remove pan of sliced turkey from refrigerator and rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove lid and plastic wrap. Spread the slices out overlapping each one slightly, in an even layer in the pan. Drizzle broth over turkey. Cover with foil.

Bake just until warmed through using one of these methods:

FLASH REHEATING. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and heat covered pan of sliced turkey for approx. 7-15 minutes, or until turkey is heated through.

STANDARD REHEATING. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and heat covered pan of sliced turkey for approx. 25-30 minutes, or until turkey is heated through.

These reheating times are approximate. Ovens, pans, and depth of turkey can effect actual time required. Be careful not to over heat the turkey to avoid drying it out.

TO SERVE: Transfer heated turkey to serving platter.  Drizzle hot broth left in bottom of cooking pan over platter of turkey.  Garnish with parsley and cranberries, if desired.

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Make Ahead Turkey

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