Sep 22, · According to Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor, making turkey upside down creates perfectly cooked turkey breast. The idea is that the breast won’t get overcooked while you wait on the thighs to cook (that’s where you take the temperature to determine if your bird is fully cooked).Author: Lisa Kaminski. Aug 24, · It's actually quite a simple idea: For a juicier bird, roast your turkey breast-side down for the first 30 to 45 minutes of cooking and then flip it back over. The theory is that the turkey's Author: Kate Merker.
Place the turkey on the rack with the breast side down. This protects the white meat from overcooking and allows it to absorb the juices as they run downward into the bottom of the pan. Then, for the last hour of roasting, carefully remove the pan from the oven and flip the bird over. How do you cook a turkey breast side up? Jul 18, · Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Place turkey upside (breast) down in a roasting pan. Insert 1/4 cup butter inside the turkey. Place remaining butter in several pieces around the turkey/5(89).