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Frozen turkey not ready to roast? Gravy have you stumped? These hotlines will help.

“The Splendid Table” radio show: The annual “Turkey Confidential” live call-in takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The show will air statewide on MPR News stations, including 91.1 KNOW in the Twin Cities, or can be heard online at Send questions by e-mail via a form on, or call 1-800-242-2828. Or ask via Facebook or Twitter. Listen to earlier years of “Turkey Confidential” at

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: Through Dec. 24, 1-800-288-8372, or text questions at 1-844-877-3456. Visit for videos, tips and recipes. New this year, Amazon’s Alexa will answer many common turkey questions in the voices of the Butterball staff. Just ask.

Jennie-O Turkey: 1-800-887-5397, daily, including Thanksgiving Day. Type in “Thanksgiving” in the search field of the website to bring you directly to recipes for the holiday.

Sara Lee Pie Hotline: 1-888-914-1247 weekdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: For questions about food safety, call 1-888-674-6854 or visit and click on the Thanksgiving photo to access holiday cooking information.

Star Tribune Taste: See our video on how to carve a turkey, plus many recipes for the big day and its leftovers at thanksgiving.