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Convection Oven Turkey Roasting - Cooking Tips

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NOTE: Using a convection oven will cut as much as 25% off traditional roasting times.
Cooking Time


Cooking Time
300º F. 14-18 lbs. 2¼ to 2½ hours 14-18 lbs. 2½ to 3 hours
300º F. 18-22 lbs. 2½ to 3 hours 18-22 lbs. 3 to 3½ hours
Many variables can affect the roasting time of the whole turkey:
  • A partially frozen turkey requires longer cooking time.
  • Dark roasting pans cook faster than shiny metals.
  • The depth and size of the pan can reduce heat circulation to all areas of the turkey.
  • The use of a foil tent for the entire cooking time can slow cooking.
  • Use of a roasting pan lid speeds cooking.
  • An oven cooking bag can accelerate cooking time.
  • A stuffed turkey takes longer to cook.
  • Oven may heat food unevenly.
  • Calibration of the oven's thermostat may be inaccurate.
  • The rack position can have an effect on even cooking and heat circulation.
  • A turkey or its pan may be too large for the oven, thus blocking heat circulation.