With the Judy Bird recipe, how do you calculate / estimate cooking time?

Sorry! My question accidentally posted before I clicked to submit and now there are 3 posts that don't work. But help! :)

Supposedly, dry-brined turkeys cook more quickly and this recipe calls for 30 min at 425, turning, then roasting at 325 for the remainder (approx 2 3/4 hrs total). It seems like the recipe estimates cooking time based on a 12-16 pound bird but that's a big window. What would the cooking time be for a 14 3/4 pound turkey? I read in another post that dry-brined birds need about 13 min per pound but that puts me at 3 1/3 hrs. Any advice? I just don't want to put this thing in the oven too soon.



julianne114 November 28, 2013
Great. Thank you!
Monita November 28, 2013
Your timing sounds about right. for the size bird. Use a thermometer to check the internal temp which should reach 165 in the thickest part of the bird.
Lindsay-Jean H. November 28, 2013
Yes, plan for 13 minutes a pound. If it reaches temp sooner than expected, you can always stick your cooked turkey in a cooler to keep it warm!
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