Thanksgiving Garlic Herb Butter Roast Turkey
The main attraction of thanksgiving besides the pumpkin pie, the roasted turkey! This recipe will show you how to roast your own turkey for Thanksgiving! Now a good rule of thumb is that the bigger the bird, the longer it’ll take to cook! You want your bird to be room temperature and thawed out before roasting. Turkeys are big birds, so they’ll take up to or more than an entire week to thaw out.
- -10 pounds | 2 hrs 15 min
- -12 pounds | 2 hrs 35-45 minutes
- -14 pounds | 3 hrs
- -16 pounds| 3 hrs 15-20 min
- -18 pounds | 3 hrs 45-55 min
- -20 pounds | 4 hrs 15-20 min
Remember: this is just an estimate. Check the temperature early on to ensure you’re not over or undercooking. Insert your meat thermometer between the breast and leg. It should read 165°F. The turkey will continue to cook for several minutes after you remove it from the oven, so it’s best to take it out about 5 minutes before it reaches the suggested temperature.