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How to tell if your food is fully cooked

Casseroles

  • until hot and bubbly
  • until heated through
  • until cheese melts

Beef (roast or steak)

  • medium (145°F)
  • well dome (160°F)

Beef (ground)

  • cook to 160°F

Lamb

  • medium (145°F)
  • well done (160°F)

Pork

  • well done (165°F to 170°F)

Chicken

  • until temperature in thigh is 180°F (for a whole chicken)
  • until chicken is not longer pink in center
  • until temperature in breast is 170°F

Fish

  • until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork

Shrimp

  • until shrimp are pink and opaque

Sauces

  • until slightly thickened

Soups

  • until heated through

Stews

  • until meat is tender
  • until vegetables are tender

Vegetables

  • until crisp-tender
  • until tender
  • until browned

 

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