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How long does it take to prepare a turkey in the oven?

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If your question is how long does it take to prepare a turkey for the oven, the answer is whether the turkey is frozen or thawed. Frozen will take days or hours to thaw before it can be prepared to cook. I thaw my turkey in a pot of water over night, some people prefer to thaw it in the fridge which will take days to thaw. Once thawed it may take a half to an hour to clean, season and secure into the roasting pan.

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depends on the size of the turkey

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depends on the pounds i think

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Lets_Talk_Turkey/index.asp

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I cook my thawed (never cook a frozen turkey) turkey for about 20 minutes per pound at 325 degrees. Most turkeys have instructions on the package. Takes a bit longer if it is stuffed. The easiest thing to do is buy a turkey with a little thermometer that pops out of the turkey when it's done. Be sure to let it cool for 20 minutes before you cut it; if you cut it sooner, the juice will still be bubbling around and flow from the cut and your turkey will be dry.

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Make it the night before, it takes 5 hrs

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I strongly suggest that you prepare the turkey in the middle of the kitchen as opposed to "in the oven." It'll be a really tight squeeze with you AND the turkey in there
. That's always worked for me.

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It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes because it takes 5 hours for it to cook. And it takes 30 minutes to put the stuff that you put in the turkey.

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Quite a few hrs.

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depends on what you putting in it..but i would take about 45 mins to prepare it and like 5 hours to cook it

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5 hours

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Man, it's not thanksgiving, it's Christmas! Why do you need turkey. But if it's a legit reason, then: As a general rule you should cook your thawed turkey at 350 degrees for 20 minutes per pound of turkey that you have. If your turkey is frozen this time could double.

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