These are approximate cooking directions. Cooking times may vary. Please use an appropriate meat thermometer to bring meats to the temperatures indicated in the following chart.
The following chart is taken from the
Massachusetts Department of Health.
|180 degrees F||Whole Poultry|
|170 degrees F||Poultry Breast, Well-Done Meats|
|165 degrees F||Stuffing, Ground Poultry, Reheat Leftovers|
|160 degrees F||Meats-Medium, Raw Eggs, Egg Dishes, Pork, and Ground Meats|
|145 degrees F||Medium-Rare Beef Steaks, Roasts, Veal, Lamb|
|140 degrees F||Hold Hot Foods|
|between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F||Danger Zone for Bacterial Growth|
|40 degrees F||Refrigerator Temperatures|
|0 degrees F||Freezer Temperatures|
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The following are approximate roasting times for a whole, stuffed turkey at 350 degrees in a covered pan. Remove cover, baste turkey and brown if necessary for approximately 30 minutes, (if using a tin foil cover, please allow extra time). A meat thermometer is recommended with a temp of 175-185 degrees, inserted in the joint between the leg and breast!
12-16 pound birds....3 to 3.5 hours
16-20 pound birds....3.5 to 4 hours
20-25 pound birds....4 to 4.5 hours
25-30 pound birds....5 to 5.5 hours
*Please note, these items are based on gas ovens, electric ovens require longer cooking times.
Best on Grill
Or Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes
Or Grill or Broil 12 to 14 minutes each side