Whole Turkey Cooking Times November 15 2011

Get your Turkey cooked to perfection by using our Turkey cooking time guidelines below:

All Natural Turkey

Bake at 325°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 the thigh meat temperature reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Pounds:       Roasting time (unstuffed):       Roasting time (stuffed):

10-15           3 - 3.5 hours                                3.75 - 4.5 hours

15-22           3.5 - 4 hours                                4.5 - 5 hours

22-24           4 - 4.5 hours                                5 - 5.5 hours

24-29           4.5 - 5 hours                                5.5 - 6.25 hours

 

All Natural Turkey Breast

Cooking directions: Bake at 325° 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 the thigh meat temperature reaches an internal temperature of 165°

Pounds:       Roasting time (unstuffed):       Roasting time (stuffed):

4-6               2 - 2.5 hours                               2.5 - 3 hours

6-8               2.5 - 3 hours                               3 - 3.5 hours

8-10             3 - 3.5 hours                               3.5 - 4 hours

10-12           3.5 - 4 hours                               4 - 4.5 hours

12-14           4 - 5 hours                                  4.5 - 6 hours