Turkey Cooking Instructions


Weight as Purchased
kg/lb
Open Pan 160C
(325F) Oven Hours
Covered Pan 180C
(350F) oven Hours
2-4 kg/5-8 lbs 3 1/2 – 4 2 1/2 – 3
4-5 kg/8-11 lbs 4 – 4 1/4 3 – 3 1/2
5-6.5 kg/11-14 lbs 4 1/4 – 4 1/2 3 1/2 – 4
6.5-7.5 kg/14-16 lbs 4 1/2 – 5 4 – 4 1/2
7.5-9 kg/16-20 lbs 5 – 5 1/4 4 1/4 – 4 1/2
9-11 kg/19-24 lbs 5 1/4 – 6 1/2 4 1/2 – 5

Directions

Open Pan
  1. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in an open pan.
  2. Do not add water. Spoon melted butter/fat over turkey.
  3. Cover lightly with a tent of foil. Do not wrap in foil.
  4. For perfect browning, remove foil for last hour of roasting.
Covered Pan
  1. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in roasting pan.
  2. Do not add water. Place lid on pan. For better browning,
  3. Uncover for last 1/2 hour. Roast as directed.

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