How Long Should a Turkey Be Cooked?
|Turkey Weight||Servings||Cooking Time|
|15 to 18 lb||10 to 12||3 1/4 to 4 hours|
|18 to 20 lb||12 to 14||4 to 4 1/4 hours|
|20 to 22 lb||14 to 16||4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours|
|23 to 24 lb||16 to 20||5 to 5 1/4 hours|
- 1 How long do you cook a 23 lb turkey at 350?
- 2 Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 or 350?
- 3 How long does it take to cook a 23 lb turkey unstuffed?
- 4 How long does it take to cook a 23 pound Butterball turkey?
- 5 How long does it take to cook a 23 pound turkey at 325?
- 6 How long should you cook a 24 lb turkey?
- 7 How long do you cook a 22 pound turkey?
- 8 How many hours does it take to cook a 25 pound turkey?
- 9 How long do you cook a 22 pound turkey in a bag?
- 10 How long does it take to cook a 24 lb turkey in an oven bag?
- 11 What is the best temperature to bake a turkey?
- 12 Should I cover my turkey with aluminum foil?
- 13 How long do you cook a 22 lb stuffed Butterball turkey?
- 14 Do you cover a turkey while cooking?
How long do you cook a 23 lb turkey at 350?
When to cook the turkey: temperature and time recommendations
- For a 10–13-pound turkey (with giblets), follow these instructions: Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 1 1/2–2 1/4 hours.
- For a 14–23-pound turkey (with giblets), follow these instructions: Preheat the oven to 325°F and bake for 2–3 hours.
- For a 24-27-pound person
- For a 28–30-pound turkey (with giblets), follow these instructions: Preheat the oven to 325°F and bake for 3 1/2–4 1/2 hours.
Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 or 350?
325°F to 350°F is an appropriate temperature range for roasting a turkey uncovered. However, while high temperatures may cause the flesh to dry out, they are preferred over low temperatures that might prevent the turkey’s internal temperature from reaching a safe level throughout the cooking process.
How long does it take to cook a 23 lb turkey unstuffed?
Traditionally prepared roast turkey (unstuffed)
|8 to 12 pounds||2 3/4 to 3 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|
How long does it take to cook a 23 pound Butterball turkey?
Butterball advised the following cooking times for a chicken that was not stuffed: 1.
- 6-7 pounds: 2-212 hours
- 7-8 pounds: 2-212 hours
- 7-10 pounds: 212-3 hours
- 11-20 pounds: 212-3 hours
- 3312 hours for 10-18 pounds
- 3312 hours for 20-30 pounds
- 3312 hours for 30 pounds
- 3 to 4 hours for 18-22 pounds
- 3 to 4 hours for 22 pounds.
- 22-24 pounds: 4-412 hours
- 4 12 to 5 hours for 24-30 pounds
How long does it take to cook a 23 pound turkey at 325?
The rule of thumb is 15 minutes per pound of turkey, but the actual cooking time may vary depending on the oven temperature, whether the turkey is filled or unstuffed, and if the bird is fresh or frozen.
|Turkey weight||Unstuffed turkey cooking time||Oven temperature|
|15 to 22 lb||3 to 4 hours||325°F|
|23 to 25 lb||4 to 4 1/2hours||325°F|
How long should you cook a 24 lb turkey?
Roast a 14- to 18-pound turkey at 325°F for 334- to 414.4 hours for a 14- to 18-pound bird. Roast one 18- to 20-pound turkey at 325°F for 414 to 412 hours for a total of 414 to 412 hours. Roast a 20- to 24-pound turkey at 325°F for 4 12 to 5 hours, depending on its size.
How long do you cook a 22 pound turkey?
The easiest method of determining turkey roasting durations is to multiply the weight of the bird by 13 minutes per pound at 350°F (which equals around 3 hours for a 12- to 14-pound turkey). If your turkey weighs between 21 and 22 pounds, roast it at the following temperatures:
- 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 to 414 hours
- 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 414 to 412 hours
- 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 412 to 434 hours
- 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 434 to 5 hours
How many hours does it take to cook a 25 pound turkey?
Temperatures and times for cooking a turkey According to the University of Minnesota Extension, a 25-pound turkey will take roughly 5 hours and 30 minutes to cook until done — when a thermometer put into the thickest portion of the breast and thigh reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit — if it is stuffed.
How long do you cook a 22 pound turkey in a bag?
Cook entire, unstuffed turkeys in oven cooking bags at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately the following amounts of time:
- 1 1/2 to 2 hours for an 8-12 pound turkey
- 2 to 2 1/2 hours for a 12 to 16-pound turkey
- 2 1/2 to 3 hours for a 16-20 pound turkey
- 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a 20-24 lb bird
- 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a 20-24 pound turkey
How long does it take to cook a 24 lb turkey in an oven bag?
How long should a turkey be cooked in an oven bag? It will take roughly 2 to 2 1/2 hours to cook a 12- to 15-pound turkey. It will take around 3 1/2 to 4 hours to cook a 20- to 24-pound turkey. An internal thermometer reading of 165 F in the thickest section of the breast farthest from the bone is the greatest indicator of a well cooked chicken.
What is the best temperature to bake a turkey?
Place the turkey in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, uncovered. Start the cooking at 400°F for the first 20 minutes of the 15-pound turkey to allow it to brown properly. Continue cooking at 325°F for the next 1 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches around 140°F to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the breast is cooked through.
Should I cover my turkey with aluminum foil?
Because roasting racks have narrower sides than roasters, more hot air can flow around the turkey, resulting in extra-crispy skin on the outside of the bird. Covering the turkey with aluminum foil replicates the function of a roaster cover in that it holds steam and moisture, preventing the bird from drying out while also enabling the skin to crisp up.
How long do you cook a 22 lb stuffed Butterball turkey?
|SIZE||APPROXIAMATE THAWING TIME||APPROXIMATE ROASTING TIME 325°F|
|22 to 24 lbs||5 to 6 days||5 to 5½ hrs.|
|24 to 30 lbs||6 to 7 days||5½ to 6½ hrs.|
|If turkey is covered or placed in an oven cooking bag, time will vary|
Do you cover a turkey while cooking?
Cover your roasting pan with a lid or aluminum foil and cook covered for 2 hours (depending on the size of your bird) before removing the lid or foil and continuing to cook uncovered for the remaining time. Every half hour or so, baste your turkey with a little olive oil. Basting, on the other hand, will not make your turkey moister; instead, it will encourage even browning of the skin.