Step 1: Heat oven to 325°F. Remove neck, giblet and gravy packet, if applicable.
Step 2: The plastic leg clamp should be left on during cooking.
Step 3: Place turkey on rack in a shallow pan, breast side up, and loosely cover with foil. Remove foil after 1 hour of cooking.
Step 4: Roast until timer pops up and turkey is fully-cooked, 180°F as measured by a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. ALWAYS confirm doneness with a meat thermometer. Juices should run clear.
Step 5: Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving.
Step 6:For optimal safety, cook stuffing and turkey separately. If desired, add fully cooked stuffing to cooked turkey just prior to serving.
Approximate Oven Roasting Time at 325°F.
turkey weight & cooking times
Approximate roasting times at 325°F
- 8-12 pounds: 3 1/2-4 hours
- 12-18 pounds: 4 1/4-4 3/4 hours
- 18-22 pounds: 4 1/2-5 hours
- 22-24 pounds: 4 3/4-5 1/4 hours
Wash hands and all items that come into contact with uncooked turkey.