Thawing a Turkey
A 14-16 pound turkey will take approximately 3-4 days to thaw in the refrigerator and can stay in the refrigerator for 1-2 days after it has been completely thawed. Smaller or Larger turkeys will take less or more time, depending on the size.
Serving Size of Turkey
Recipe will serve approximately 12 - 15 people with leftovers. Allow for approximately 1 pounds of turkey per person or 1 1/2 pounds of turkey per person if you want extra leftovers.
Cooking Times for Turkey
Cooking times are approximate and can vary based on size of turkey and different types of oven. A kitchen thermometer is recommended to ensure meat is cooked to the proper temperature.