# How Long Will A 23 Pound Turkey Take To Cook

How Long to Cook a Turkey Turkey Weight Servings Cooking Time 15 to 18 lb 10 to 12 3 1/4 to 4 hours 18 to 20 lb 12 to 14 4 to 4 1/4 hours 20 to 22 lb 14 to 16 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours 23 to 24 lb 16 to 20 5 to 5 1/4 hours.

## Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 or 350?

Roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F. Higher temperatures may cause the meat to dry out, but this is preferable to temperatures that are too low which may not allow the interior of the turkey to cook to a safe temperature.

## How long does it take to cook a 23 pound turkey at 325 degrees?

Assuming you are roasting your turkey in a 325°F oven, plan on 15 to 17 minutes of cooking time for each pound of an unstuffed turkey. Plan on 20 to 22 minutes per pound for a stuffed turkey.

## How long does it take to cook a 23 lb turkey unstuffed?

Unstuffed 4 to 8 pounds (breast only): 1 1/2 to 3 1/4 hours. 8 to 12 pounds: 2 3/4 to 3 hours. 12 to 14 pounds: 3 to 3 3/4 hours. 14 to 18 pounds: 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 hours. 18 to 20 pounds: 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours. 20 to 24 pounds: 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

## How long do you cook a 23 lb Butterball turkey?

For an unstuffed bird, Butterball recommended the following cooking times: 6-7 pounds: 2-2½ hours. 7-10 pounds: 2½-3 hours. 10-18 pounds: 3-3½ hours. 18-22 pounds: 3½-4 hours. 22-24 pounds: 4-4½ hours. 24-30 pounds: 4½-5 hours.

## How long does it take to cook a 22 pound turkey?

The simplest way to figure out turkey roasting times is to calculate 13 minutes per pound at 350°F for an unstuffed turkey (thats about 3 hours for a 12- to 14-lb.If your turkey weighs 21 to 22 pounds, roast it at: 425°F for 4 to 4¼ hours. 400°F for 4¼ to 4½ hours. 350°F for 4½ to 4¾ hours. 325°F for 4¾ to 5 hours.

## How long does a 25 pound turkey take to cook?

A 25-pound turkey would take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes to cook until done  when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast and thigh registers 165 F, according to the University of Minnesota Extension.

## Should I cover my turkey with foil?

Just make sure you uncover the lid about 30 minutes before the turkeys done roasting so the skin has a chance to get crispy. Covering the bird with foil mimics what a roaster lid would do  it traps steam and moistness so the turkey doesnt dry out  all the while allowing the skin to crisp up.

## Is turkey done at 165 or 180?

While some recipes state that turkey should be cooked to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, the meat is safe to consume once it reaches the 165-degree mark. Cooking the breasts past 165 can result in dry meat, but the dark meat can be cooked to 180.

## How long does it take to cook a stuffed 24 pound turkey?

For 12- to 14-pound turkey, roast 3½ to 4 hours. For 14- to 18-pound turkey, roast 4 to 4¼ hours. For 18- to 20-pound turkey, roast 4¼ to 4¾ hours. For 20- to 24-pound turkey, roast 4¾ to 5¼ hours.

## What temperature do you cook a 23 pound turkey?

Cooking time for different sizes Turkey weight Unstuffed turkey cooking time Oven temperature 10 to 14 lb 2-1/4 to 3 hours 350°F 15 to 22 lb 3 to 4 hours 325°F 23 to 25 lb 4 to 4 1/2hours 325°F 26 to 29 lb 4-1/2 to 5 hours 325°F.

## How long does it take to cook a 23 pound turkey at 225 degrees?

Cover the roasting pan and turkey with tin foil. Put the turkey in the oven and set the timer for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, lower the temperature to 225F. An 18-pound turkey will take around 7 hours, and for every additional 2 pounds, add about 1 hour to the cooking time.

## Should a turkey be cooked upside down?

Here are her three keys to cooking a perfect turkey: Cook the turkey breast side down. While the turkey roasts, the juices fall down towards the breast, resulting in the most succulent meat. The breast is also more protected from the heat, which helps keep it from getting too dried out.

## Do Butterball turkeys have pop up timers?

Even Butterball, the brand probably most familiar to home cooks, doesnt endorse the pop-up timer. The companys birds have never, never, never had timers in them, says Carol Miller, supervisor for the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line.

## How long do you cook a stuffed 20 pound turkey?

Cover turkey loosely with a tent of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Cooking time takes longer for a stuffed turkey. For example, a 20 pound stuffed turkey will take 4 1/4 to 5 1/4 hours to cook.

## Do you need to season a Butterball turkey?

One of the awesome things about Butterball turkeys is that you dont have to brine them. Theyre already pre-brined with a salt solution! The brine or not brine debate is already so hot, so its really just up to personal preference and what you feel like doing.

## How long does it take to cook a 22 pound turkey at 325?

Expect it to take 4.5 to 5 hours to cook a 21.5-pound turkey at 325 degrees Fahrenheit  if your turkey is unstuffed. If its full of your favorite stuffing, add at least 15 minutes to the total cooking time.