[CnD] What Size Turkey Do I Need

Deborah Barnes misslady0971 at att.net
Mon Nov 19 20:35:57 EST 2018


Did it give the time for the breast?  If it did, I missed it.

Thanks for this,

Deb B.

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From: Marilyn Pennington via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org] 
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Subject: [CnD] What Size Turkey Do I Need

What Size Turkey Do I Need

 

For your turkeys weighing less than 12 pounds, plan to purchase 1 pound per
person.

 

If your turkey weighs more than 12 pounds, you will only need 3/4 pound for
each guest. 

 

 

Boneless breast of turkey allow 1/2 pound per person; Breast of turkey 3/4
pound per person. 

 

 

Generally a 16-20 pound turkey will feed 10 with leftovers. Figure on a
20-24 pound turkey for 16 people. 

 

 

How Long Should I Cook It? 

 

 

Weight (pounds) Unstuffed Cooking Time (hours) Stuffed Cooking Time (hours) 

 

8 to 12 lbs 2 3/4 to 3 3 to 3 1/2 hours

 

12 to 14 lbs. 3 to 3 3/4 3 1/2 to 4  hours

 

14 to 18 lbs 3 3/4 to 4 1/4 4 to 4 1/4 hours

 

18 to 20 lbs. 4 1/4 to 4 1/2  4 1/4 to 4 3/4 hours

 

20 to 24 lbs 4 1/2 to 5 4 3/4 to 5 1/4 hours

 

Source: USDA 

 

 

 

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