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About how long will it take cook a 20 pound turkey? Every year I go by the guidelines and it always takes longer!!!!

asked by melanie t. 10 months ago
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added 10 months ago

A good rule is 13-15 mins per pound which translates to about 4.5 hours. But if its stuffed it will take longer. And 160° is ideal temp to pull the turkey at. It will carry over to 165°+

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added 10 months ago

I cook it at 20 minutes per lb. Start at 325F and raise the temperature to 350 for the last hour. It's also a good idea to cover the breast with foil and remove the foil for the last hour.
Works every time for me.