The Thanksgiving debate over stuffing has two sides… In the bird or in a separate pan. Mary Allice Coffey from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line says, either-way is acceptable, but temperature is the key.
Because most stuffing has eggs or some type of egg product to help bind the stuffing, it must be fully cooked. Coffey has advice for those that stuff the bird.
Temperature is the only safe indicator of doneness for the turkey or stuffing. Make sure you have an accurate meat thermometer.
When cooking the Turkey, Coffey says check the temperature in a couple places.
That stuffing or dressing is done when it reaches 165 degrees in the center.