Do not allow the thermometer to come into contact with the bone. When the thermometer reaches 180 degrees, your turkey is ready. Cooking a turkey that weighs 11 pounds should take no more than three hours and 40 minutes total to cook through.
How long does it take to cook a Turkey?
Roasting a turkey at 350 degrees F for 13 minutes per pound of weight for an unstuffed bird is our recommendation. We’ve done the math for you — use the table below to figure out how long your turkey should cook and how many servings you should expect (including leftovers!). Follow the instructions on this chart to determine the cooking time for your turkey based on the size of your bird.
How to cook a 10 pound turkey in the oven?
Raise the temperature of the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. The skin of the turkey will get particularly crispy if the temperature is raised during the last few minutes of cooking time. Continue to cook the meat until the fluids flow clear when you cut between the leg and thigh. When cooking an 8 to 10 pound turkey, this will take around 45 minutes longer (2 hours 45 minutes total).
How much Turkey do I need to cook per person?
Unless otherwise specified, all cooking times are for a whole unstuffed turkey placed on a rack in a roasting pan and baked in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. Turkey should be served at a rate of one to one and a half pounds per person, depending on how much you enjoy leftovers!