Don’t double the roasting time: Even though you’ll have two birds cooking, this doesn’t mean you should double the cooking time for your turkey. So if you have two 12-pound turkeys, you’ll roast the required time as if you only had one, which is 2¾ to 3 hours at 325°F.
Can you cook 2 turkeys in the oven at once?
Yes. Cooking two turkeys of about the same weight does not double the roasting time. Cooking time is determined by the weight of one bird. Just make sure there is sufficient oven space for proper heat circulation.
How do I cook two turkeys?
Rub the outside of each turkey with the soft butter, then place in a large roasting pan. Tie the ends of the turkey legs together with trussing string. Transfer the turkeys to the oven and roast until a meat thermometer reads 160°F, about 2 1/2 hours.
Does it take longer to smoke two turkeys?
two turkeys would add considerably more time than the extra 2 hours you alloted. always plan on it taking longer than you planned.
Is it better to buy 2 small turkeys or one big one?
Tip 1: Choose a small, fresh turkey in the 14-pound-and-under category. Large turkeys take longer to cook, making the outer meat likely to overcook and dry out before the interior meat is cooked. If you’re feeding more than 12 people, buy two small turkeys rather than one big one.
Do you cook a turkey at 325 or 350?
Roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F. Higher temperatures may cause the meat to dry out, but this is preferable to temperatures that are too low which may not allow the interior of the turkey to cook to a safe temperature.
Can you cook chicken and turkey together in the oven?
As long as they are both fully cooked. Absolutely not a problem. As long as they are both fully cooked.
Are small turkeys better?
Got a big crowd? Roast two smaller turkeys (12 pounds or less) instead of one large one. Smaller turkeys fit better in the fridge and roasting pan, plus they cook more quickly and evenly.
Are large turkeys tough?
Actually, it’s not really the turkey’s fault, that tough bird. … But really, the problem is a larger bird means more time in the oven and that can dry out a bird, especially if you decide to cook stuffing inside. It’s tough to cook a big turkey evenly. I have tried the two-bird thing.
How long does it take to smoke 2 12 pound turkeys?
Smoke at 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C) for 10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the thigh. Baste the bird every 1 to 2 hours with the juices from the bottom of the roasting pan.
How long do you smoke a turkey at 225?
If you are smoking a turkey breast, you will want to follow the rule of 225 degrees for about 30 minutes per pound. If you choose a fairly typical 4-lb turkey breast, you’d be looking at about a 2 hour cook time.
How long does it take to smoke a turkey at 350 degrees?
Place in the smoker and cook over indirect heat for about 12 minutes per pound. About 2 hours 45 minutes for a 14lb turkey, or until the internal temperature of the breasts reach 160° F and 175° F in the thickest part of the thighs. Rest the cooked turkey for 30 minutes before carving and serving.
Are small turkeys more tender?
Smaller turkeys are younger and generally have moister, more tender meat. (By smaller, we mean turkeys weighing 12 pounds or less.)
Are bigger turkeys harder to cook?
With a big turkey, you start running into some big problems. It takes longer to thaw if it’s frozen and then exponentially longer to cook. Plus, it tends to cook less evenly, leaving you with a platter of dry meat. These turkeys are also harder to maneuver, flip, carry, carve, and just about everything else.
What size turkey is the most tender?
Size is key — smaller birds tend to be more tender; if you have a lot of guests coming, think about cooking two small turkeys instead of one large one. Gender plays a role too — female birds, known as hens, tend to be slaughtered younger (i.e., smaller); larger turkeys are typically males, known as toms or stags.