How Long to Cook a Turkey And The Butterball Turkey Hotlinejack
Whether you dropped your Butterball turkey on the floor or don’t know how long to cook it for, the smart folks over at Butterball have set up a hotline, aptly called the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line so you can ask all your emergency turkey questions. Think of it as the 911 for turkey.
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line
The hotline is available in English and Spanish from 9 am 9 pm weekdays through Dec. 23; 9 am 7 pm weekends before Thanksgiving; and 7 am 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day. You can also send the Butterball experts a message, specifying your preferred method of contact (email, phone, mail) or send them a tweet (a gobble?).
If you get a busy signal, don’t fret. Butterball isn’t the only turkey emergency phone line you can call. For a complete list of turkey hotline numbers, visit Stacie’s post on “Talking Turkey: Emergency Hotlines.”
Still not sure how long to cook your turkey? Here’s how….
Stuffed Turkey Roasting Times
6 to 8 pounds——3 to 3.5 hours
8 to 12 pounds——3.5 to 4.5 hours
12 to 16 pounds—-4.5 to 5.5 hours
16 to 20 pounds—-5.5 to 6 hours
20 to 24 pounds—-6 to 6.5 hours
For a complete chart on turkey cooking times (for stuffed and non-stuffed) and in-depth instructions, check out Shaina’s post on “Turkey Cooking Times.”