Turkey Cook Time
This calculator tells you how much time is needed to properly cook a turkey. Simply enter the weight of your turkey in pounds and click calculate. A stuffed turkey requires about 15 minutes per pound while unstuffed turkeys require 12-15 minutes per pound. These times are based on a 325 degree Fahrenheit cooking temperature and should only be used as a guideline.
The only way to ensure a turkey is ready for safe consumption is with the use of a meat thermometer. Check the temperature at the thickest part of the breast and the innermost part of the thigh (not touching the bone). If you stuffed the turkey, you also need to check the temperature in the middle of the stuffing. All three locations should read at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking a ham? Visit the Ham Cook Time Calculator.
- Let’s Talk Turkey—A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey. (2015, September 28). Retrieved from https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/poultry-preparation/lets-talk-turkey/CT_Index