The easiest approach to determine turkey roasting timings is by calculating 13 minutes per pound at 350°F for an unstuffed turkey (about 3 hours for a 12- to 14-pound bird). If your turkey weighs 24 pounds, roast it at these temperatures:
- 425°F for four and a quarter to four and a half hours.
- 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 412 to 434 hours.
- 350°F for four and a half to five hours.
- 325°F for five to five and a half hours.
How long do you roast a 24-pound turkey at 325 degrees?
How Long to Roast a Turkey – Once your turkey has been properly thawed, brined, seasoned, and/or stuffed, roast it in a skillet at 325°F using these timeframes as a suggestion for unstuffed turkeys. Always determine doneness by measuring temperature. Each time is for cooking a single turkey. The thigh muscle should read 175 degrees Fahrenheit on the meat thermometer.
|Turkey Roasting Times|
|8- to 12-pound turkey||2¾ to 3 hours|
|12- to 14-pound turkey||3 to 3¾ hours|
|14- to 18-pound turkey||3¾ to 4¼ hours|
|18- to 20-pound turkey||4¼ to 4½ hours|
|20- to 24-pound turkey||4½ to 5 hours|
When your turkey is done cooking, cover it loosely with foil and allow it to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
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*For other sizes: 2-1/4 to 3 hours at 350°F for 10 to 14 pounds, 3 to 4 hours for 15 to 22 pounds, 4-4.5 hours for 23 to 25 pounds, and 4.5 to 5 hours for 26 to 29 pounds.15-30% reduction with a convection oven. If your turkey will be stuffed, add the weight of the stuffing to the total weight used to determine the cooking time.