Not Sure How Long to Cook Your Turkey? Follow These Easy Roasting Guidelines! by Donna John

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11 months ago
Not Sure How Long to Cook Your Turkey? Follow These Easy Roasting Guidelines!

For compliment-worthy results, roast your turkey in a preheated 325-degree F oven on the lowest oven rack. But for how long? Follow these guidelines from the National Turkey Federation

  • 8-12 lbs – 2.75 to 3 hours (unstuffed), 3 to 3.5 hours (stuffed)
  • 12-14 lbs – 3.to 3.75 hours (unstuffed), 3.5 to 4 (stuffed)
  • 14-18 lbs – 3.75 to 4.25 hours (unstuffed), 4 to 4.25 hours (stuffed)
  • 18-20 lbs – 4.25 to 4.5 hours (unstuffed), 4.25 to 4.75 (stuffed)
  • 20-24 lbs – 4.25 to 4.5 hours (unstuffed), 4.25 to 4.75 (stuffed)
  • 24-30 lbs – 5 to 5.25 hours (unstuffed), 5.25 to 6.25 (stuffed)
Naimah Razak
this is helpful! thanks :)

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