🔎

My Basket ()

How long should I cook a 30 pound stuffed turkey? Is there a better rule of thumb than 20 minutes per pound once a turkey reaches a certain weight such as 25 pounds? Also, can I brine a turkey for 24 hours or is that too long? Thanks!!!

Answer »
Miglore

Kristen is the Senior Editor of Food52

added over 3 years ago

Epicurious has a great chart for turkey doneness, taking into account turkey size, oven temp & time, though you'd have to allow a bit more time for the larger bird and stuffing: http://bit.ly/dMQo7M

But it's best to take the internal temperature anyway -- you'll want to hit at least 150 in the fleshy part of the thigh (the temp will continue to climb as it rests) and 165 in the stuffing -- if the stuffing isn't at 165 when the bird is done, you can always take it out and bake it separately.

No need to email me as additional
answers are added to this question.