Tips from Cut Rite Meats on How Long to Cook a Turkey.
How long does it take to cook a turkey? It's one of the most frequently asked Thanksgiving cooking questions we get at Allrecipes, so let's get right to the answer!
The general rule for cooking a turkey is 15 to 20 minutes per pound at 350 F, but that can vary depending on whether or not your turkey recipe calls for a stuffed or unstuffed bird. Use All Recipes handy chart to determine approximately how long to cook it, whether stuffed or unstuffed. Of course, the best way to know if your turkey is cooked to a safe temperature is to use a meat thermometer. Insert it properly and check it often.