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How long should you cook a whole turkey in the oven?

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It typically takes 3.75 hours to roast a 14-pound turkey at 325 degrees F. The time it takes to cook a turkey in the oven depends on the size of the turkey, the oven's temperature, the temperature of the turkey when it enters the oven. Altitude also affects cook time.

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How long should you cook a whole turkey in the oven?
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If the bird is stuffed, the cook time increases by 15 minutes. Cooking the same 14-pound turkey at 425 degrees F takes about 112 minutes, while roasting it in a convection oven at 325 degrees F takes 2 hours. A probe thermometer can help determine when the turkey is done.

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