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Turkey cooking time calculator

Turkey cooking time calculator

Enter the weight of the turkey and select kilograms or pounds. You will find this information on the label, or you can ask your butcher. This calculator is suitable for turkeys of 3.3kg and over, cooked in an electric fan-assisted oven.

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Using a fan assisted oven at 180°C, your 8lb turkey (with no more than 12.8 ounces stuffing) will be cooked in 0 hrs



Boned and rolled

The calculator does not apply to turkey that is boned and rolled. In an oven that is set at 180°C / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4, you should allow 20 minutes per pound, plus 20 minutes.

Before you serve

Remember, even if your oven is at the right temperature, you may need extra cooking time if:

  • You have lots of other items in the oven,
  • You are opening and closing the oven door often, or
  • Your oven is less efficient than average.

Make sure your turkey is fully cooked

The best way to check that your turkey is fully cooked is to use a meat thermometer. Visit How to make sure your turkey is cooked properly for more information.

If you do not have a meat thermometer, do these three checks:

  • Are the juices running clear?
  • Is there no pink meat left?
  • Is the turkey piping hot all the way through?

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