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You can now find Thanksgiving fresh whole turkey at Costco in stock – and once again it’s $0.99 per pound! Find these whole Butterball Tom Turkeys are fully defrosted and you can find them in the refrigerated cases in the Costco meat department. They range from 12-20 pounds on average.

Butterball All Natural Whole Turkeys are gluten free, and raised without hormones on American farms, and offer a high quality turkey for a reasonable price for your holiday meal.


Price Update 2022: Good news, Butterball Turkeys at Costco are the same price in 2022 as 2021! Still $0.99 per pound!

ProTip: In prior years, we don’t usually see these whole fresh turkeys sell out – there is sufficient stock in them right through Thanksgiving. Just remember: Costco is closed on Thanksgiving…so shop before Turkey Day!

ProTip: Costco has placed a limit of 5 on all Tom and Hen Turkeys.

Fresh Whole Butterball Turkey at Costco

  • Raised without antibiotics
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Fat
  • Low Carb
  • Low Calories

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How Many Pounds of Turkey Per Person?

The Butterball website offers a turkey calculator as well as this general guide on the packaging.

Fresh Whole Turkey at Costco for Thanksgiving - fully defrosted.

Costco is well stocked right now on a wide variety of whole fresh fully defrosted Butterball Turkey sizes . If you are looking for a small Tom Turkey you might have to dig but they had some as small as 12-14 lbs. The majority are larger sizes around 20lbs, and some are even larger.

For a smaller fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner meal, you might also consider the Costco Complete Turkey Dinner Meal Kit.

Basic Thanksgiving Whole Roasted Turkey Prep

  • Remove packaging, neck and plastic bag containing giblets (in neck cavity). Drain juices, rinse and pat dry turkey with paper towels.
  • Fill turkey body cavity with quartered onions, carrots, celery, fresh thyme, salt and pepper; turn wings back to hold neck skin in place and return legs to tucked position if they were untucked. No trussing is necessary.
  • Brush skin with butter or olive oil, top with salt, pepper and desired herbs/spices.
  • Bake at 325. Use the Turkey Cooking Calculator to get an estimated whole Turkey cooking time. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 170.
  • Note: It’s suggested to use a foil tent after the turkey is ⅔ of the way through cooking to prevent dryness.

If you need help with your turkey, you can always call 1-800-BUTTERBALL!

Fresh Whole Turkey at Costco for Thanksgiving
Find Fresh Whole Turkey at Costco for Thanksgiving

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