HOW LONG TO COOK A TURKEY
You have your bird (and a recipe), but how long, exactly, are you supposed to cook it? Here’s a handy guide
No Thanksgiving guest is more important than the turkey. But you might have a late arrival on your hands if you don’t get it in the oven on time. Planning a 3 p.m. meal? You’ll need to have a 20-pound bird (sans stuffing) cooking by around 10:30 a.m. Don’t stress about the math—just follow our easy chart, with recommendations from theUSDA.