Happy Thanksgiving Day wishes: How to cook a butterball turkey

by bharathi 2010-11-25 09:54:48

Happy Thanksgiving Day wishes: How to cook a butterball turkey



It's the day before Thanksgiving, and while many are focused on how much they are going to eat for the famed Turkey Day, others are more concerned with what they're going to cook.

Nowhere is that more clear than online, where nearly all of Google's top web searches are dedicated to some kind of traditional Thanksgiving dish.

And we've got plenty of ideas on how you can put together those tasty delights.

Butterball turkey is the most popular search term, which should be of no surprise. The commonly cooked fowl is about as traditional as a Thanksgiving meal can get. Happy Thanksgiving Day wishes: How to cook a butterball turkey.

But of course, you are left asking: How to cook a turkey in the oven. Here's a recipe that may help by the "Barefoot Contessa" herself, Ina Garten:

Need to know turkey cooking times per pound? Basically, you can break it down like this:

Stuffed ~ Cooking Time

8 to 12 lbs: 3 to 3-1/2 hrs
12 to 14 lbs: 3-1/2 to 4 hrs
14 to 18 lbs: 4 to 4-1/4 hrs
18 to 20 lbs: 4-1/4 to 4-3/4 hrs
20 to 24 lbs: 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 hrs

Unstuffed ~ Cooking Time

8 to 12 lbs: 2-3/4 to 3 hrs
12 to 14 lbs: 3 to 3-3/4 hrs
14 to 18 lbs: 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hrs
18 to 20 lbs: 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 hrs
20 to 24 lbs: 4-1/2 to 5 hrs




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