Turkey Roasting Instructions
Remove turkey from refrigerator at least 1 hour prior to roasting.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place turkey in sink and remove neck and giblets.
Place in roasting pan and brush with melted sage butter and season with kosher salt and pepper.
Place turkey in lower third of oven and roast for 12 minutes per pound.
To determine if turkey is done, place a thermometer between thigh and breast. The temperature should register between 160 to 165 degrees and juices should run clear.
When turkey is done, remove from oven, cover loosely with foil, and allow to “rest” for 30 to 45 minutes which allows you time to heat all your other side dishes.
Carve and enjoy!!
Approximate cooking times for an unstuffed turkey (based on 12 minutes per pound at 325 degrees):
9 Pound Turkey 1 3/4 Hours
12 Pound Turkey 2 1/2 Hours
14 Pound Turkey 2 3/4 Hours
16 Pound Turkey 3 1/4 Hours
18 Pound Turkey 3 1/2 Hours
20 Pound Turkey 4 Hours
22 Pound Turkey 4 1/2 Hours
25 Pound Turkey 5 Hours
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© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen