How Long Should You Cook That Turkey?
Poor Mr. Turkey. If he could talk, he'd say" love me to eat me." Just how long should you cook that star of the show? I asked my friend if she was cooking the turkey this holiday and she quickly replied "NO !!!", I was traumatized when the leg fell off at the table." It is estimated that people over cook the turkey buy at least an hour and in her case it was probably a little more. Here's a tasble of cooking times for your Mr.Turkey.
Oven Temperature at 325 degrees F
* 10 to 18 lbs.: 3 to 3-1/2 hours, unstuffed; 3-3/4 to 4-1/2 hours, stuffed
* 18 to 22 lbs.: 3-1/2 to 4 4-1/2 hours, unstuffed; to 4-1/2 to 5 hours, stuffed
* 22 to 24 lbs.: 4 to 4-1/2 hours, unstuffed; 5 to 5-1/2 hours, stuffed
* 24 to 30 lbs.: 4-1/2 to 5 hours, unstuffed; 5-1/2 to 6-1/4 hours, stuffed