Turkey Instructions November 22 2013

Cooking Instructions
Bake at 325 degrees F until the skin is a golden color, and then cover loosely with a foil tent. During the last 45 minutes of baking, remove the foil tent to brown the skin. Basting is not necessary, but will promote even browning.

The only true test for doneness is the temperature of the meat, not the color of the skin. The turkey is done when thigh meat temperature reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F

# (lbs.) Roasting Time (Unstuffed) Roasting Time (Stuffed)
10-12 2.75 to 3.25 hours 3.25 to 3.75 hours
12-14 3.25 to 3.75 hours 3.5 to 4 hours
14-16 3.75 to 4.25 hours 4 to 4.5 hours
16-20 4.25 to 4.75 hours 4.5 to 5 hours
20-24 4.75 to 5 hours 5 to 5.5 hours
24-28 5 to 6 hours 5.5 to 7 hours