Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/
Obama's Final Days As President
Featured Series: Obama's Final Days As President
President Obama's days as Commander in Chief are numbered, but that hasn't stopped him from making some last-minute moves.  

So You Want To Bring A Turkey On An Airplane ...

Find out which dishes you can bring on a flight.
SMS

Ever wonder if you could bring a butternut squash in your carry-on while flying?

Probably not. But the Transportation Security Administration wants all passengers flying Thanksgiving week to know exactly which holiday staples — including said squash — are allowed on planes.

SEE MORE: Do You Have What It Takes To Get On The TSA's PreCheck List?

Let's start with the main course: the turkey. The TSA says you can actually bring it along in your carry-on.

But if your turkey is packed with ice in a cooler, that ice needs to be totally frozen when it's screened. If not, it's considered a liquid and won't be allowed.

If you're a fan of turducken — a chicken stuffed in a duck wedged inside a turkey — that's also allowed in a carry-on bag.

Stuffing, lettuce and any kind of pie can pass through TSA security checkpoints — just know that some pies might need additional screening.

But other popular Thanksgiving foods fall into a slightly gray area.

Like mashed potatoes. The TSA considers the instant potato flakes to be a solid, so that's OK to take on board. But already-made mashed potatoes needs to be packed in a checked bag because it's considered a gel.

Fruits and vegetables like squash, cranberries and green beans are only allowed in carry-on luggage if they're in solid form.

But if you get them in a can that's larger than 3.4 ounces, you better put it in your checked bag or ship it.

The takeaway here is this: If you can spread or spill a food item, then the TSA will most likely consider it a liquid, and you shouldn't try to bring it on a plane. So don't even ask about gravy.

Featured Stories
Candles are lit during a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

FBI Officials Arrested The Wife Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooter

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury."

When It Comes To Numbers For Women In Film, It Might As Well Be 1998

A man walks through the European Parliament

Election Of Top EU Official Gets Little Attention Before Vote

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More U.S. Coverage