How to Cook a Whole Turkey

A lot of us eat turkey, but you will be surprised at how few people know how to cook a turkey properly. In fact, it is even more surprising when you know just how simple it is to cook one. With the information on this page, you are going to be learning how to cook the perfect turkey for Christmas and Thanksgiving. What You Need To follow this recipe, all you will need is: An unstuffed turkey A roasting tray A meat thermometer While these instructions can be used for roasting a stuffed turkey, do bear in mind that you will need to increase the cooking times that we talk about. If you are placing vegetables into the roasting tray, perhaps to make your own gravy, the cooking time is going to be exactly the same. Defrosting the Turkey In order to make things a little bit easier for yourself, it is important that your turkey is fully defrosted before you follow these instructions. It takes a lot longer than you may think to defrost a turkey too. It takes about 24-hours to defrost 5lbs of turkey. So, if you have a turkey of 15lbs (about the average size for...