Turkey Cooking Times Per Pound?

Thanksgiving is at my house this year and I'm making thanksgiving dinner, I have a question.
How many minutes should I cook it per pound and at what temp. I want this turkey to be perfect.
My turkey will be baked at 350 F, how many minutes per pound are you supposed to bake it ?

The thing is I'm inviting people to an afternoon dinner, or an evening supper depending on how fast my turkey cooks.

asked by Marissa in Cooking & Recipes | 5673 views | 11-25-2009 at 04:49 PM

Un stuffed, your turkey will take 15 minutes per pound. Stuffed, 20 min. per pound. A meat thermometer is a must (for me at least) The best temperature to remove the turkey for perfectly cooked white meat is 155-160 degrees breast temperature. Cook at 325*

answered by Lana | 11-25-2009 at 04:52 PM

Depends on how much the turkey weighs also. Here's the amount of time to bake an unstuffed turkey at that temp.

8 to 12 pounds -- 2-3/4 hours 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 hours to 4-1/2 hours

20 to 24 pounds -- 4-1/2 hours to 5 hours

24 to 30 pounds -- 5 to 5-1/2 hours

Happy thanksgiving!

answered by George | 11-25-2009 at 04:52 PM

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