How to Butterfly a Turkey

By: scoochmaroo from
How to Butterfly a Turkey
How to Butterfly a Turkey
This image courtesy of

There are many ways to cook a turkey, and some take longer than others. Learn How to Butterfly a Turkey and never worry about waking up extra early on Thanksgiving Day to cook a turkey ever again. Butterflying a turkey can reduce cooking time down to ninety minutes, which can be a life-saver on a busy day like Thanksgiving. This tutorial contains instructions and pictures; so, even if it's your first time cooking a turkey, you can follow along and learn this great technique. Make Thanksgiving Day smoother and use this method to cook turkey in half the time it usually takes.

Primary TechniqueFood Crafting




Project TypeLearn a Technique

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Ideas

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I have never had to butterfly a turkey before, and a turkey breast is quite thick so i don't know how much longer i would have to leave it in the oven before it cooks through. The instructions on how to do this are amazing, and the pictures help, but you need to put your back into cracking that breastbone.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

DIY Rolling Pantry Storage

Do you have a small kitchen? If you do, you know how important space saving ideas are and, you are sure to love this DIY Rolling… Continue reading: "DIY Rolling Pantry Storage"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite ideas
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your ideas


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Submit Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other DIYers

There are currently no images from other DIYers.

I Love It