Turkey Calculator (Cook Time/Defrost Time/+ More)

Enter the size of your turkey in pounds into the calculator to determine the total cook time, defrost time, number of people it can feed, and more!

FAQ

How long does it take to cook a turkey?

The most common suggestion is that you should cook a turkey for approximately 15 minutes per pound of turkey. (At a temperature of 325F-350F). It’s important to make sure the internal temperature reaches 170-175 F before considering the turkey fully cooked.

How long does it take to defrost a turkey?

Allow a full 24 hours of fridge thawing for every 4-5 pounds of frozen turkey. When in a rush you can thaw it in the sink with cold water at a rate of 2-3 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey.

Can you cook a frozen turkey?

Absolutely! While it is not recommended, you can cook a completely frozen turkey. It will take longer and not taste as good, but it will be safe to eat. Plan on allowing 7-10 hours to cook a fully frozen turkey.

How many people does a turkey feed?

A turkey usually feeds 1 person for every 1-1/2 pounds of turkey. For example, a 15 lbs turkey should be able to feed 10 people.

What temperature do you cook a turkey at?

The recommended cooking temperature for a turkey in a conventional oven is 325-350F.

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