Learn how long to cook a 13-pound turkey in the oven with this comprehensive guide. Discover estimated cooking times for both stuffed and unstuffed turkey, and find out how to check the internal temperature to ensure a fully cooked and safe meal.
The cooking time for a 13-pound turkey in an oven depends on several factors, including the oven temperature and whether or not the turkey is stuffed. Here is a general guideline:
Cook at 325°F (165°C) for approximately 3-3.5 hours.
Cook at 325°F (165°C) for approximately 3.5-4 hours.
It is recommended to check the internal temperature of the turkey using a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the turkey should reach 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the bird, such as the thigh, before removing it from the oven.
Note: The above guidelines are for reference only and actual cooking times may vary depending on your oven and the specific turkey. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure the turkey is fully cooked.