Turkey Terrific Tips (Part 2)

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Informational, Holidays, Turkey

------------------------------PATTI - VDRJ67A------------------------------ -------------------------HOW TO DO A PERFECT TURKEY------------------------- TIMETABLE FOR ROASTING TURKEY: Weight Total Cooking Time Internal Temperature WHOLE TURKEY, STUFFED 6-8 lbs 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours 180~ 8-12 lbs 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours 180~ 12-16 lbs 4 to 5 hours 180~ 16-20 lbs 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours 180~ 20-24 lbs 5 to 6-1/2 hours 180~ TURKEY BREAST 2-4 lbs 1-1/2 to 2 hours 165~ 3-5 lbs 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours 165~ 5-7 lbs 2 to 2-1/2 hours 165~ Based on oven temperature of 325~. For whole turkeys that are not stuffed, roast turkey about 1/2 hour less than times given above for whole turkey stuffed. HANDLING LEFTOVERS: 1). As soon as possible after serving, remove all stuffing from the turkey. 2). Refrigerate turkey meat, stuffing and gravy promptly after eating. 3). Serve leftover stuffing and gravy within 1-2 days. Reheat well before serving. 4). Serve leftover turkey meat within 2-3 days. Frozen it can be kept up to three weeks.