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Roasting Instructions


Cooking a Whole Turkey Breast - click here
Cooking a Boneless Turkey Breast Netted Roast - click here
Cooking a Brined Turkey - click here
Reheat Fully Cooked Whole Turkey - click here
Reheat Fully Cooked Turkey Breast - click here
 

For Best Results for Whole Turkey:
1. Remove Plastic Clip releasing each drumstick. Push the plastic clip into the cavity and twist to the right. Click here to watch Mary
2. Pre-Heat Oven to 325˚F
3. Thaw Your Turkey in advance (Click here for Thawing Instructions
4. Use a Thermometer (Click here for what type of Thermometer to Buy
5. Add 2-4 cups of Water or Broth in pan.
6. Let the Turkey rest for about 30 minutes before carving to allow juices to flow into the meat.
7. When the Turkey reaches 165-170˚F in the turkey's thigh, they turkey is done. (Heritage Turkey 160-165˚F
)
 

Preparation Whole Turkey

 
  1. Plastic Clip, DO NOT cook turkey with plastic clip. Please remove Plastic Clip holding the drumsticks by pulling the top piece outwards, away from the bird. This will release the drumsticks. Remove plastic clip by twisting clip or cutting plastic and pull hard.  Remove Metal Clip by Squeezing Wires Together to release the drumsticks.
  2. Remove the neck from chest cavity and remove giblets from the neck cavity. Rinse both cavities out with cold water. Giblets and necks can be hard to remove if they are chilled to the bone. Run cold water in cavity until you can remove the giblets bag and neck. (Click here to see diagram where to find Giblets).
  3. Rinse the bird with cold water. Make sure you rinse the inside Cavities really well. Pat cavities lightly with a paper towel. Please forgive us if any birds are missing any giblets or necks.
  4. NEVER stuff the Turkey the night before cooking. This can encourage bacteria growth. Stuff your Turkey just before cooking.
  5. Place the Turkey in pan with breast side up. Add 2-4 cups of water (or broth) to the bottom of the pan. (The liquid will help preserve the birds natural juiciness.) Add less liquid if making Gravy.
  6. Insert a meat thermometer into the thigh making sure the tip is not in contact with the bone.
 
Roasting Whole Turkey
 

Preheat oven to 325F

  • USE A THERMOMETER when cooking a Turkey. When the Turkey reaches 165-170˚F in the turkeys thigh, the Turkey is done. (Heritage Turkey 160-165˚F in the Turkey's thigh, the Turkey is done.)
  • ADD 1/2 HR. FOR STUFFED TURKEY.
  • OVEN TEMPERATURES VARY, SO ROASTING TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE.
  • Begin checking for doneness to 1 hour before the end of the recommended roasting time for birds weighing less then 14 lbs. Turkeys weighing more than 14 lbs. check for done ness at 3   hours.
  • Place a tent foil loosely over turkey when the turns golden brown. Do not seal the foil around the pan.
  • Let the Turkey rest for about 30 minutes before carving to allow the juices to flow into the meat.
 
Whole Body
Roasting Times
Heritage Turkey
Roasting Times
Unstuffed Turkey Unstuffed Turkey
Weight 
8-12
12-14
14-16
16-18
18-20
20-25
25-30 
325˚F Roasting Time
1 to 2 hours
2 to 3 hours
3 to 3 hours
3 to 4 hours
4 to 4 hours
4 to 5 hours
4 to 6 hours
Weight 
8-12
12-14
14-16
16-18
18-20
20-25
25-30 
325˚F Roasting Time
1 to 2 hours
2 to 2 hours
2 to 3 hours
3 to 4 hours
4 to 4 hours
4 to 5 hours
4 to 6 hours
Done 165-170˚F in Thigh
Done 160-165˚F in Thigh
   
 

Whole Turkey Breast
1. Pre-Heat Oven to 325F
2. Thaw your Whole Turkey Breast in advance.
3. Place breast, skin side up, on a flat roasting rack in a 2-inch deep roasting pan.
4. Roast uncovered until meat thermometer in thickest part of breast reaches 165F (Click here for what type of Thermometer to Buy)
5. Let it rest for about 30 minutes before carving to allow juices to flow into the meat.
 
Whole Turkey Breast
Weight 
4-6
6-10
325˚F Roasting Time
1 to 1  hour
1 to 2 hours
Done 165-170˚F
 

Boneless Turkey Breast Netted Roast
1. Pre-Heat Oven to 325F
2. Remove turkey from white outer package only
3. Do not remove the turkey from netting.
4. With the netting on, place the boneless roast in an open roasting pan.
5. Cover the bottom of the pan with one cup of water or broth.
Boneless Turkey Breast Netted Roast
LBS 
1-2
3-4
5-6
325˚F Roasting Time
 - 1 hours
1 - 2     hours
1 - 2 hours
Done 165˚F
 

Brined Whole Turkey
 
1. Remove Plastic Clip releasing each drumstick. Push the plastic clip into the cavity and twist to the right. Click here to watch Mary
2. Your will not find Giblets in Brined Turkey
3. Do not stuff brined turkey
4. Do not rinse turkey
5. Pre-Heat Oven to 325˚F
6. Thaw Your Turkey in advance (Click here for Thawing Instructions
7. Use a Thermometer (Click here for what type of Thermometer to Buy
8. Add 2-4 cups of Water or Broth in pan.
9. Let the Turkey rest for about 30 minutes before carving to allow juices to flow into the meat.
10. When the Turkey reaches 165-170˚F in the turkey's thigh, they turkey is done.
 
Brined Whole Body Roasting Times
Weight 
8-12
12-14
14-16
16-18
18-20
20-25
25-30 
325˚F Roasting Time
1 to 2 hours
2 to 3 hours
3 to 3 hours
3 to 4 hours
4 to 4 hours
4 to 5 hours
4 to 6 hours
Done 165-170˚F in Thigh

Fully Cooked Whole Turkey
1. Pre-Heat Oven to 325F
2. Remove plastic bag. Plastic leg band can be left in place during heating.
3. Place turkey in roasting pan and add 1 cup of water to the bottom of pan.
4. Cover Turkey loosely with foil.
5. Remove foil from the top of turkey last 12 minutes to brown.
6. Let turkey set for 10 minutes before carving.

To reheat turkey to 140F, use the following chart as guideline (Click here for what type of Thermometer to Buy)
 
Fully Cooked Whole Turkey
LBS 
8-12
12-16
16-18
325˚F Roasting Time
1 - 2 hours
2-2  hours
2-3 hours
Done 140˚F
 

Fully Cooked Breast Turkey
1. Pre-Heat Oven to 325F
2. Remove plastic bag.
3. Place turkey breast in roasting pan.
4. Cover Turkey Breast loosely with foil.
5. The turkey breast until temperature thermometer registers 140F in the thickest part of the breast.
6. Let turkey set for 10 minutes before carving.

To reheat turkey breast to 140F, use the following chart as guideline (Click here for what type of Thermometer to Buy)
 
Fully Cooked Turkey Breast
LBS 
4 - 6
6 - 8
325˚F Roasting Time
1 - 1 hours
1 - 2  hours
Done 140˚F