UNSTUFFED 12-16 POUND TURKEY; SERVES 12-16
Thaw* product on a dish in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Remove giblets, rinse turkey inside and out with cold water and pat dry.
- Make your favorite stuffing recipe and fill cavity or use large chopped onions, carrots, celery and fresh herbs.
- Place on a roasting rack in a roasting pan and tuck wings under turkey. Brush with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Roast until skin is golden brown and crisp, occasionally basting with juices that collect in the pan, to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.** When done, breast meat will be white (not pink) inside. (A 12-pound turkey takes about 4 hours.)
FOR BEST RESULTS
*See Delivery Storage and Thawing for thawing details.
Remove thawed product from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking.
**The USDA recommends cooking to a minimum internal temperature of 180°F. Use a meat thermometer and check temperature in the center of the meat.