According to the Department of Agriculture website, a 4- to 12-pound turkey will take one to three days to defrost completely; a 12- to 16-pound turkey will take three to four days; a 16- to 20-pound turkey four to five days and a 20- to 24-pound turkey five to six days. 19 нояб. 2013 г.

How long does it take to thaw a 16-pound frozen turkey in the refrigerator?

So, if the turkey weighs 4 to 12 pounds, plan for it to defrost in the fridge for one to three days. If it’s 12 to 16 pounds, make sure it’s placed in the fridge three to four days before the holiday arrives.

How long would you need to thaw a frozen 16 lbs Butterball turkey in the refrigerator in water?

Place unopened turkey, breast side up, on a tray in refrigerator and follow our refrigerator thawing instructions. Allow at least 24 hours for every 4 pounds. To thaw more quickly, place unopened turkey breast down in sink filled with cold tap water. Allow 30 minutes per pound.

Can I leave my turkey out overnight to thaw?

turkey, which, if left out, will take hours to thaw completely. If you thaw raw meat at room temperature for two hours or more, it will be subject to rapid bacteria growth.

How do you defrost a 16-pound frozen turkey?

Refrigerator Thawing1Thaw turkey breast side up, in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge (40 degrees F or below).2Allow at least 1 day of thawing for every 4 lbs of turkey.3Keep turkey in original wrapper and place on tray.4Use turkey within 4 days after thawing.How To Thaw A Frozen Turkey | Butterball®

How long does it take you to thaw a Turkey?

I have difficulty thawing a turkey in my spare refrigerator. The challenge is it takes way longer to thaw than the typical “24 hours per 4-5 pounds”. I keep lengthening the time to complete the thawing process. This year’s turkey was 18 pounds and it sat in my refrigerator 9 days and was still partially frozen.

How long does it take to cook a frozen 20 pound turkey?

Plan on 50% more cooking time (which means around 8 hours). Here’s our calculation: If a thawed bird requires 15 to 20 minutes per pound at 325 degrees F then a 20-pound thawed turkey would take about 5 to 6 1/2 hours, plus 50%, which means 2 1/2 to 3 hours more. That’s 7 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours to cook a completely frozen 20-pound turkey.

How late can you defrost a Turkey before cooking?

Once thawed, the turkey is safe for another two days, so you can start thawing it six days before thanksgiving (the Friday before Thanksgiving). The other two methods (cold water and microwave) must be done immediately before you start cooking the turkey, so you’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving morning.

How long do you defrost a frozen turkey in the microwave?

Use the defrost function based on weight. As a general rule, allow 6 minutes per pound when thawing a turkey in the microwave. Be sure to rotate it several times, and even flip it, during the thawing process. If the turkey starts to actually cook instead of just defrost, let it rest for 5 minutes or so before you resume thawing.