How Many Minutes Per Pound Will My Turkey Take?

How Many Minutes Per Pound Will My Turkey Take?

225-250 degrees      23-27 minutes per pound
275-300 degrees      18-21 minutes per pound
350-375 degrees      11-13 minutes per pound

Adjust by about 3 minutes per pound if it is cold.

Check the temperature of the turkey halfway, three quarters of the way and then when you think it is done to make sure that you are on the right track. This will help you monitor the turkey and make sure it is not over cooked!

Make sure that the turkey is fully cooked to 165 degrees on the innermost part of the thigh and the thickest part of the breast before removing it.

This step is important! Let it rest for 20-30% of the total cooking time.  You can loosely cover the turkey with a piece of aluminum foil while it is resting or you can just leave it open.

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What are your thoughts? (2)

11.24.16

Guy N

I just finished grilling a turkey for thanksgiving. I have a 20 lb bird that I'm grilling at 300 degrees. According to the chart, it should take close to 8 hours. I put the bird on 8 am thinking we would eat around 5 and the bird is DONE after only 5 hours. This seems like a large discrepancy in time.

11.24.16

Heather Herriges

Hi Guy! Cooking times are always subject to vary depending on the weather, the temperature of the bird when it goes on the grill and a few other factors, which is why it's always a good idea to check the temperature of the turkey as it cooks. We will definitely take a look at our recommendations to see if they need to be adjusted. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

11.22.16

Sean M

Hello,

I'm hoping to smoke my turkey on a smokey mountain. I'm aiming for 300 -325. How many minutes per pound would that be? Thanks!

11.22.16

Heather Herriges

Hi Sean! You're looking at about 15-18 minutes per pound. Good luck! - Heather

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