THAWING TIMES

Weight                           in Fridge – 40 degrees F          in COLD Water *

8 to 12 lbs                                 2 to 2.5 days                                      4 to 6 hrs

12 to 16 lbs                                2.5 to 4 days                                     6 to 8 hrs

16 to 20 lbs                               4 to 5 days                                         8 to 10 hrs

20 to 24 lbs                              5 to 6 days                                         10 to 12 hrs

*Turkey should be submerged in water

COOKING TIMES

Open Pan Method – in 325 degrees F conventional oven on lowest rack

Weight                           Unstuffed                                    Stuffed

8 to 12 lbs                      2.75 to 3 hrs                                3 to 3.5 hrs

12 to 14 lbs                    3 to 3.75 hrs                                3.5 to 4 hrs

14 to 18 lbs                    3.75 to 4.25 hrs                          4 to 4.25 hrs

18 o 20 lbs                     4.25 to 4.5 hrs                            4.25 to 4.75 hrs

 

Great additions to your favorite stuffing recipe:

  • Apples and walnuts
  • Dried cranberries and roasted pecans
  • Granny Smith apples and almonds
  • Caramelized onions
  • Bacon
  • Italian sausage
  • Mix of wild mushrooms
  • Chopped dried pears and walnuts
  • Diced ham
  • Pine nuts and raisins
  • Water chestnuts
  • Sundried tomatoes