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Oven Ready Turkey (non-basted) 12-14 lbs

Introducing our Oven Ready Turkey - the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner! Our turkeys are known for their self-basting nature, grown to perfection without the use of any artificial oils, growth hormones, feed additives, or antibiotics. This turkey is raw and ready to cook, allowing you to add your personal touches. Trust us, your Thanksgiving feast will be complete with our Oven Ready Turkey. 


Oven Ready Turkey (non-basted) 12-14 lbs

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  • Thawing Time in Cold Water - Thaw turkey in cold water approximately 30 minutes per pound (change water every 1/2 hour) Thawed turkey may remain in refirgerator 1-2 days. 

    The secret of cooking a Bates Turkey is slow cooking and basting the turkey with its own natural juices. 

    1.  Preheat oven to correct temperature (see chart below) 

    2. Remove neck from body cavity, remove gizzard, liver & heart from neck cavity. 

    3. Rinse & dry your turkey. RUB salt on turkey & info cavities. 

    4. Place in a shallow pan (add 1-2 cups of water to keep turkey from sticking to the pan) Bake - uncovered for 1 hour. Allow turkey to begin browning. 

    5. Cover turkey with aluminum foil - making a LOOSE tent. DO NOT SEAL. 

    6. ROASTING TURKEY Cook until temperature reaches 170 degrees in the breast and 180 degrees in the thigh. Cooking times are for planning purposes only - always use a meat thermometer to determine doneness. Baste as often as possible. 

    7. Allow turkey to set for at least 15-20 minutes before carving. 


    Ready to cook weight           Cooking Time           Oven Temp

    10 to 12 pounds                     2 to 2 1/2 hours              325

    12 to 14 pounds                     3 to 3 3/4 hours              325

    14 to 18 pounds                     3 3/4 to 4 1/2 hours        325

    18 to 20 pounds                     4 1/4 to 4 1/2 hours        325

    20 to 24 pounds                     4 1/2 to 5 hours              325

    Approximately 15 minutes per pound

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