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Turkey Roasting Times

 

Last updated 11/15/2022 at 1:18pm | View PDF

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Roast the turkey until temperature reaches 170 F in the breast and 180 F in the thigh. Cooking times are for planning purposes only -- always use a meat thermometer to determine doneness. Approximate Timetable for Roasting a Turkey (325 F):

Unstuffed Turkey

8 to 12 pounds 2 3/4 to 3 hours

12 to 14 pounds 3 to 3 3/4 hours

14 to 18 pounds 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours

18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours

20 to 24 pounds 4 1/2 to 5 hours

24 to 30 pounds 5 to 5 1/4 hours

Stuffed Turkey

8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3 1/2 hours

12 to 14 pounds 3 1/2 to 4 hours

14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4 1/4 hours

18 to 20 pounds 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours

20 to 24 pounds 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hours

24 to 30 pounds 5 1/4 to 6 1/4hours

Source: National Turkey Federation

 

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