Bake the turkey at 400 degrees for 30 minutes covered in foil. After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees and baste the turkey every 20 minutes. It should take about 3 3/4 to 4 hours. My turkey was 13lbs. The turkey is done when a meat thermometer hits 165 degrees. If it’s lower than 165 degrees than it’s not ready. The turkey itself is super juicy when it hits 165. I started at 2pm today which was a little too late because it wasn’t ready till 7pm. Maybe start at 12pm or 1pm at the latest depending on when you start your dinner! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I know this post is coming late but for those of you making a turkey for Christmas this is perfect. Happy eating!