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How Many Minutes Per Pound Will My Turkey Take?

The key to predicting how long your turkey will take to cook.

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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