How Long Should a Turkey Cook?

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How Long Should a Turkey Cook?

The cooking time for unstuffed and stuffed turkeys differs slightly.

For unstuffed turkeys:
8 to 12 lbs. - 2.75 to 3 hours
12 to 14 lbs. - 3 to 3.75 hours
14 to 18 lbs. - 3.75 to 4.25 hours
18 to 20 lbs. - 4.25 to 4.5 hours

For stuffed turkeys:
8 to 12 lbs. - 3 to 3.5 hours
12 to 14 lbs. - 3.5 to 4 hours
14 to 18 lbs. - 4 to 4.25 hours
18 to 20 lbs. - 4.25 to 4.5 hours

Make too much? Properly store turkey leftovers.

   

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