Roasting Tips


Oct 16, 2013

Roasting is considered a healthy method of cooking because the food you’re making does not have to be saturated in unhealthy fats or oils. Here’s a quick reminder on the best way to roast a turkey*:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the turkey back-down in the roasting pan (meaty side up).
  3. Cook for 3¾–4¼ hours or until internal temperature reaches 180°F in the thigh and 170°F in the breast.

Tips to perfect your roasting skills:

  • Sort turkeys before roasting and cook similar sizes at the same time.
  • Overcooking will cause breast meat to become dry.
  • For quicker cooking, section the turkeys. Cook thighs and drumsticks together and breast meat separately.

* Steps are for roasting 14–18 lb. unstuffed, whole-body turkeys in a conventional oven.

Source: http://www.eatturkey.com/foodsrv/manual/prep5