how long do i cook a 17lb dry-brined STUFFED turkey?

I brined my 17lb turkey the full three days and want to eat at 5pm. I'm stuffing the bird with a sausage and prune stuffing, and was wondering if putting the bird in at noon was too early?

  • Posted by: VCorey04
  • November 21, 2012
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Monita
Monita November 21, 2012

You could start it an hour later but wouldn't wait longer than that. You want time for it to rest after it comes out of the oven

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore November 21, 2012

It might be a little early -- it will probably be more in the 3/12-4 hour range, but you'll want it to rest the turkey for at least 30 minutes (and a little longer can't hurt -- just tent it with foil if you're worried it's cooling off). So 12pm sounds fine!

And be sure to wait till the stuffing is 165 degrees -- the dry brining should help protect the meat from drying out.

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VCorey04
VCorey04 November 21, 2012

WOW! i really love this site! i am a registered nurse with a love for cooking. thank you for your help!

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore November 21, 2012

Welcome!

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