Turkey Roasting Time Chart

Turkey Roasting Times Chart | 31Daily.com

It’s the holidays and time to roast the turkey. Here’s a quick Turkey Roasting Times Chart.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

FoodSafety.gov recommends roasting a turkey until its internal temperature is 165 degrees F.

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Turkey Roasting Time Chart

Turkey Unstuffed Roasting Time
4 to 6 pounds (breast) 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 hours
6 to 8 pounds (breast) 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hours
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

Quick Steps to Roasting a Turkey

1. Set the oven temperature no lower than 325 °F. 

2. Be sure the turkey is completely thawed.

3. Place turkey breast-side up on a flat wire rack in a shallow roasting pan 2 to 2 1/2 inches deep.

4. For safety and doneness, the internal temperature should be checked with a food thermometer. The temperature of the turkey and the center of the stuffing must reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F. Check the temperature in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.

5. Let the bird stand 20 minutes before carving.

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