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How Long to Cook a Turkey Celsius? - Celsius Metric Page

There are many variables which influence cooking times, so we highly recommend cooking with a thermometer rather than a clock. After your turkey is removed from the oven and has rested for 15 to 20 minutes the temperature should be about 74 degrees celsius. The temperature will continue to rise 3 to 5 degrees as the heat from the bones and the outer meat continues to raise the temperature of the inner meat. The problem can be getting the legs done before the breast meat dries out. Click here for suggestions in overcoming that problem.

The following is a guide, an estimate, do use your thermometer.

The following charts are the best information for how long to cook a turkey. For reasons already explained the charts below give an idea as to how long it will take at various cooking methods and temperatures to get to the ideal finished temperature of the turkey. But, check the temperature up to an hour before you expect the turkey to be done. You do not want to overcook the turkey.

It is a good idea to use both a probe thermometer which stays in the turkey as it cooks, and an instant read thermometer to check in several places both before and after the probe thermometer indicates the turkey is done.

 

How long to cook a turkey - oven roasting at 163 degrees celsius.:

Weight in kg.

3.5 5.5 6.5 8 9 11
Time in hours unstuffed 2.75 3 3.75 4.25 4.5 5

Time in hours if stuffed

3 3.5 4 4.5 4.75 5.25
Additional information about this cooking method.

3.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 2 3/4 hr.

Stuffed: 3 hrs.

5.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 3 hrs.

Stuffed: 3 1/2 hrs.

6.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 3 3/4 hrs.

Stuffed: 4 hrs.

8 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 4 1/4 hrs.

Stuffed: 4 1/2 hrs.

9 lb. Turkey

Unstuffed: 4 1/2 hrs

Stuffed: 4 3/4 hrs.

11 lb. Turkey

Unstuffed: 5 hrs.

Stuffed: 5 1/4 hrs.

 

Using an oven in convection mode: convection oven roasting at 163 degrees celsius:

Always check the temperature earlier than you expect the turkey to be done!

Weight in kg.

3.5 5.5 6.5 .8 9 11
Time in hours unstuffed 1.25 1.75 2 3 4 4.25
More information about convection cooking - Why stuffing a turkey is a bad idea

3.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 1 1/4 hr.

5.5 kg.. Turkey

Unstuffed: 1 3/4 hrs.

6.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 2 hrs.

8 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 3 hrs.

9 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 4 hrs

11 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 4 1/4 hrs.

 

If you do decide to stuff your turkey, be sure to use a thermometer to make certain that the stuffing temperature has reached 74 degrees celsius. Because stuffed turkeys take longer to cook you may need to place aluminum foil over the breast to keep it from over-browning.

How long to cook a turkey - high heat oven roasting at 218 degrees celsius:

Weight in kg.

3.5 5.5 6.5 8 9 11
Time in minutes unstuffed 64 96 112 144 160 192

Time in minutes if stuffed

80 120 140 180 200 240
More information about this method sometimes referred to as the Two Hour Turkey

3.4 kg.. Turkey

Unstuffed: 64 minutes.

Stuffed: 80 minutes

5.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 96 minutes

Stuffed: 120 minutes

6.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 112 minutes

Stuffed: 140 minutes

8 kg.. Turkey

Unstuffed: 144 minutes

Stuffed: 180 minutes

9 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 160 minutes

Stuffed: 200 minutes

11 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 192 minutes

Stuffed: 240 minutes

How long to cook a turkey on a grill at 175 to 205 degrees celsius:

Use a 6 or 7 kilogram bird. Do not stuff the turkey. Figure about 3 hours but check it after two hours.

Weight in kg.

3.5 5.5 6.5 8 9 11
Time in minutes unstuffed 90 135 180 210 225 270
More information about grilled turkey

3.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 90 minutes

5.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 135 minutes

6.5 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed:180 minutes

8 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 210 minutes

9 kg. Turkey

Unstuffed: 225 minutes

11 kg.. Turkey

Unstuffed: 270 minutes

How long to cook a turkey if deep frying:

A deep fried turkey takes about 3 to 5 minutes per 1/2 kg when cooked in 175 degree celsius oil.

Check the temperature with an instant read thermometer after cooking at the 3 minute per 1/2 kg cooking time. If the temperature is 71 degrees celsius, the turkey is done and can be removed to rest.

If the turkey has not reached 71 degrees celsius, return it to the oil, carefully, for more frying.

More information about deep fried turkey.

 

How long to cook turkey when rotisserie cooking:

A 5.5 to 6.5 kg turkey may take from 4 to 5 hours - more or less time. An instant read thermometer is very important here because there are so many variables. These variables include outdoor temperature, wind, placement of meat from heat source, speed of rotisserie.

If you cook the turkey on a rotisserie inside of a closed grill, the cooking time may be cut in half. But you will actually be "roasting" rather than rotisserie grilling.

More information about rotisserie cooking a turkey

Turkey Breast Cooking Time

Cook at 163 C. for 20 minutes per 450 g until the internal temperature of the meat is 71 C.

Extra Large Turkey

A turkey weighing 13.5 kg. will take approximately 4 1/2 to 5 hours at 163 C. - after the first 13.5 kg add an extra half hour for each additional 2.25 kg.

 

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