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Turkey Cook Time

The general rule for cooking a turkey is 20 minutes per pound

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Are you looking for the best timing for your turkey? Also, the best way to know if your turkey is cooked to a safe temperature is to use a thermometer. If your turkey has been stuffed, it is important to check the temperature of the dressing - it should be 165 degrees F. The USDA recommends cooking stuffing outside of the turkey to guarantee uniform doneness.

On a rack in a roasting pan, and into a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven.

Weight of Turkey Roasting Time (Unstuffed) Roasting Time (Stuffed)
10 to 18 pounds  3 to 3-1/2 hours  3-3/4 to 4-1/2 hours 
18 to 22 pounds  3-1/2 to 4 hours  4-1/2 to 5 hours 
22 to 24 pounds  4 to 4-1/2 hours  5 to 5-1/2 hours 
24 to 29 pounds   4-1/2 to 5 hours 5-1/2 to 6-1/4 hours 

Bon appétit.