Timetables For Turkey Roasting

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Use the timetables below to determine how long to roast your turkey. These times are approximations. Always use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your turkey and stuffing.

Times given represent roasting temperature of 325 °F.

Unstuffed
8 to 12 pounds 2¾ – 3 hours
12 to 14 pounds 3 – 3¾ hours
14 to 18 pounds 3¾ – 4¼ hours<
18 to 20 pounds 4¼ – 4½ hours
20 to 24 pounds 4½ – 5 hours

 

Stuffed
8 to 12 pounds 3 to 3½ hours
12 to 14 pounds 3½ to 4 hours
14 to 18 pounds 4 to 4¼ hours
18 to 20 pounds 4¼ to 4¾ hours
20 to 24 pounds 4¾ to 5¼ hours

Source – USDA

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