According to manufacturers of electric roasters, a roaster oven cooks at approximately the same temperature and in the same time as a conventional oven. For best results, follow the manufacturers instructions. Conventional oven roasting times may vary greatly, depending on a number of variables that affect the cooking time such as the shape of the turkey, the proportion of meat to bone, the variations in different ovens, the altitude, and if the turkey is fresh or frozen and then thawed. Adding to the confusion is that almost every source providing roasting times is different from one another. Listed below are roasting times that can be used as a general guideline, but the only true gauge for determining proper doneness is with a meat thermometer. The breast must reach an internal temperature of 170°F and the thigh must reach 180°F.
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Pour a can of chicken stock into the roasting pan. This step makes your turkey extra juicy and ensures you’ll have enough drippings for tons of homemade gravy. Insert the thermometer into the thick part of the turey thigh and place the lid on the roaster.
Marinades that inject directly into the turkey, such as creole butter or roasted garlic and herbs, add flavor quickly, without the need to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and stir in browning sauce. Use 2 tbsp. of browning sauce for every 1/4 cup of melted butter. Brush the butter and browning sauce over the exterior of the turkey with a basting brush.
Brining uses a base of salt and water to pull the blood from the turkey and adds moisture.
Remove the cooking rack from the roaster oven and place the turkey on the rack. Set the roaster on a heat-safe surface or place it on top of bath towels. Preheat the 16-qt. roaster oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
Spray the inside of the roaster with nonstick cooking spray. Set the rack and turkey inside the roaster. Place the cover on the roaster and cook for 30 minutes.
How long to cook a turkey at 350 in a roaster?
Do you put water in a roaster oven when cooking a turkey?
How long does it take to cook a turkey in a roaster?
- Prep Time 10 minutes.
- Cook Time 3 hours.
- Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes.
What temperature do you cook a turkey in an electric roaster?
- Remove the rack or insert pan from your roaster.
- Cover and preheat roaster to 325°F.
- Optional, but recommended, brush your turkey with a browning sauce made from butter, Kitchen Bouquet (you can also use Worcestershire, Maggi Seasoning, or Liquid Aminos), and paprika.