Many people like to serve both turkey and ham at Thanksgiving. Cooking them together can save time. This is a guide about cooking ham and turkey in the same oven.
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Can I cook a turkey and a ham together in the same oven?
By Lorri in NY from NY
You most certainly can and depending on how many racks you are using and size of your oven you can also bake sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, etc at the same time and you just need to be aware of the cooking times and oven positions of all the items :-)
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Is it alright to cook a turkey and a ham together in the same oven? Different pans of course.
Sue from Buffalo, N.Y.
If the cooking directions of the ham and turkey are offset by 25 or even 50 degrees, you should still be OK to proceed. Rubbing the meat with a little clear salad oil first helps preserve moistness.
Make sure you have adequate space around both the turkey and the ham and between the meats and the oven sides. Make sure you position the turkey and the ham side by side in the center of the oven, not too high or too low. If they do not fit side by side with space between them and around them, then your oven is too small.
Halfway through the shorter baking time, switch sides so that if you have any cold or warm spots in the oven, they will not affect the doneness of the food. Check the baking periodically to make sure everything is going as it should.
A simpler option is to just use those popup things that you press into the thick flesh of the ham or the breast of the turkey. When the gadgets pop up, the safe internal temperature has been reached and the meat is done.
A fully cooked ham (check your ham label) only needs to be warmed to serving temperature, so use the turkey cooking temperature and simply take the ham out when hot enough and the glaze (if any) is cooked. (11/21/2006)