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How Long Should You Cook Your Turkey For?

12 Nov 2020

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It’s looking like more of us than ever will be cooking Christmas dinner this year. With that in mind, you may wonder how long the turkey should stay in the oven for. If you undercook it, you risk giving the family food poisoning. You don't want to leave it in for too long either - nobody wants dry turkey on Christmas Day! Here is a quick guide to the recommended cooking times:

WeightCooking Time
Under 4.5kgAllow 45 minutes per kilogram, plus 20 minutes
4.5kg-6.5kgAllow 40 minutes per kilogram
Over 4.5kgAllow 35 minutes per kilogram
For more tips on preparing and cooking turkey safely, head to www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/cooking-turkey-safel...

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