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.

How to Take the Temperature of a Turkey

Turkey Roasting Time Chart

TurkeyUnstuffed 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 pounds2 3/4 to 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds3 to 3 3/4 hours
14 to 18 pounds3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours
18 to 20 pounds4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours
20 to 24 pounds4 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.

Read More

How to Make and Carve the Simplest Turkey

Homemade Turkey Stock Recipe

Turkey Roasting Time Chart | 31Daily.com
Favorite
“As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.