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How to Cook an OVEN READY™ Turkey


  • Do not thaw
  • Preheat oven to 375°F 
  • Remove from freezer
  • Remove outer bag
  • Do not remove inner cooking bag
  • Place in a roasting pan with at least 2-inch high sides
  • Cut six ½ -inch slits in top of cooking bag
  • Pull bag up and away from turkey to release vacuum
  • Place in oven allowing room for bag to expand without touching oven racks or walls
  • Roast the turkey until a meat thermometer reaches 165°F in the thickest part of the breast and 180°F in the thickest part of the thigh.  Note:  meat temperature increases rapidly during last hour of cooking.
  • Cook time:  approximately 4 hours at 375°F
  • Let turkey rest 15 minutes.  Cut open top of ovenable bag.  Be cautious of hot steam and juices
  • Heat gravy as directed on pouch
  • Do not increase oven temperature.  Cooking bag may melt at higher temperatures

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