The roasting time for a turkey depends on the size of the turkey. Most turkeys weigh a minimum of 8 pounds and go to 20 or more pounds. I don’t have a formula for time by pound but I generally allow at least 3 hours for an 8-10 pound turkey. Everyone has their grandmother’s secret for roasting the perfect turkey, mine is salting the turkey the night before and then roasting  at 350° until the skin becomes the perfect color.

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Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time Total Time
180 minutes 12 hours 3 hrs & 15 min
Servings Prep Time
8 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time Total Time
180 minutes 12 hours 3 hrs & 15 min
Tips
A very important step is to baste the turkey every 20 minutes to half hour while it is roasting. It will keep the turkey moist and will give you a chance to peek at how things are going.
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Salt the turkey, inside and out on all surfaces. You should use enough salt so that you can see the salt on the surface, be generous,
  2. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and cover with cling wrap and place the turkey in your fridge over night.
  3. Re heat oven to 350°
  4. If stuffing, prepare you stuffing and stuff the cavity at the neck and under the breast of the turkey.
  5. Stuff the cavity and then secure the skin with a couple of wooden skewers.
  6. Turn the turkey breast side up in the roasting pan
  7. If you are not stuffing the turkey, just place breast side up.
  8. Add 1/4 cup of water to the roasting pan, add one banana pepper and one tomato cut in half.
  9. Place the turkey on the middle rack of your oven and roast for 2-3 hours, or until the skin becomes a dark golden color.

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