Turkey Cooking Time Calculator

The “Turkey Cooking Time Calculator” is a handy tool designed to help you determine the estimated cooking time for your turkey. This user-friendly calculator takes into account the size of your turkey, the cooking method (oven roasted or deep-fried), and whether it is stuffed or not.

Turkey Cooking Time Calculator

Turkey Cooking Time Calculator Tool

Cooking Time Estimate:

How Long to Cook a Turkey?

The cooking time for a turkey can vary depending on its size, cooking method, and whether it is stuffed or not. Here are some general guidelines for cooking times:

  1. Oven Roasting:
  • Unstuffed: Cook at 325°F (163°C). Estimate 15 minutes per pound (0.45 kg) for turkeys up to 16 pounds (7.25 kg). For larger turkeys, estimate 12 minutes per pound (0.45 kg). Ensure the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Stuffed: Cook at 325°F (163°C). Estimate 20 minutes per pound (0.45 kg) for turkeys up to 16 pounds (7.25 kg). For larger turkeys, estimate 15 minutes per pound (0.45 kg). Ensure the turkey and stuffing reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  1. Deep Frying:
  • Unstuffed: Cook at 350°F (175°C). Estimate 3-4 minutes per pound (0.45 kg). Ensure the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Stuffed: It is not recommended to deep fry a stuffed turkey as it may lead to uneven cooking and potential safety issues. It’s best to cook stuffing separately if deep frying.

It’s important to note that these are just general estimates, and it’s always recommended to use a reliable meat thermometer to ensure the turkey is cooked to the proper internal temperature. Additionally, factors such as the accuracy of your oven or fryer, the turkey’s shape, and other variables can affect cooking times, so it’s best to monitor the turkey closely.

Time to Cook a Turkey in the Oven

Here’s a table that provides estimated cooking times for turkeys of different sizes, both unstuffed and stuffed:

Turkey Size (lbs)Cooking Time (Unstuffed)Cooking Time (Stuffed)
2-41.5 – 2 hours2 – 2.5 hours
6-82.5 – 3.5 hours3 – 4 hours
10-123.5 – 4.5 hours4 – 4.5 hours
14-164.5 – 5.5 hours5 – 6 hours
18-205.5 – 6.5 hours6 – 6.5 hours
22-246.5 – 7.5 hours7 – 8 hours
24-267.5 – 8.5 hours8 – 9 hours