Howvlong will a 12 pound turkey take to roast abs is it okay to gave it ready an hour or 2 before we eat

Cooking time and resting time of turkey

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Samantha W. November 24, 2016
Hi Ellie,

Here's our definitive guide to cooking your bird: https://food52.com/blog/18372-the-essential-numbers-a-guide-to-times-and-temps-for-cooking-your-bird

You'll want to let the turkey rest for a little after you take it out of the oven, so it's ok to have it ready a bit early. 1 to 2 hours might be a little long, so if you have the room in your oven, you could leave it in there at a very low temperature until about a half hour before you serve it so it can rest before you carve it.
 
Ellie L. November 24, 2016
Thank you so my much!! Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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