Best Turkey Ever

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Linda Scharek


My father always cooked his turkey this way, so . . one year I got a 32 lb turkey and cooked it my fathers way and it came out moist delicious and in about 5 hours. Give it a try.

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turkey, any size
your dressing


1Stuff turkey with your favorite dressing or no dressing.
2Spray turkey with butter.
3Place turkey in a large pan. Cover with heavy-duty foil and crimp all around the pan. Keep foil from touching turkey.
4Place in a 450 degree oven. If your turkey is stuffed, add 30 to 45 minutes to total roasting time.

8 to 10 lb turkey - 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 hours
10 to 12 lb turkey - 2-3/4 to 3 hours
14 to 16 lb turkey - 3 to 3-1/4 hours
18 to 20 lb turkey - 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 hours
22 to 24 lb turkey - 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 hours

Uncover last 20 to 30 minutes and baste. When done, let turkey rest for about 20 minutes.
5Your turkey will be brown and very moist. Even my 32 lb turkey was fantastic.

About Best Turkey Ever

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy