How do I cook a Butterball premium turkey?

What is a Butterball premium turkey?

​Tender and juicy, Butterball Frozen Whole Turkeys are all natural*, gluten free and raised without hormones on American farms, giving you the highest quality turkey for your holiday meal.​ *All-natural means minimally processed and no artificial ingredients.

How long do you cook a Butterball turkey per pound?

Roast your turkey until the breast reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F and the thigh is 175 degrees F, about 12-13 minutes per pound for an unstuffed turkey, 15 minutes for a stuffed turkey.

Are Butterball premium turkeys good?

Butterball turkeys are of the highest quality product and will be sure to impress your guests. Here’s why Butterball is the right (and only!) choice this holiday season: Butterball turkeys are always tender and juicy because we take the extra step of individually pre-brining them based on size.

Is it better to cook a turkey at 325 or 350?

Roast the turkey uncovered at a temperature ranging from 325°F to 350°F. Higher temperatures may cause the meat to dry out, but this is preferable to temperatures that are too low which may not allow the interior of the turkey to cook to a safe temperature.

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What is the difference between Butterball fresh and premium?

Terms like “premium” and “raised without hormones” tell you little about the quality of the turkey or how it was raised. What it actually means: “Fresh” has nothing to do with the time between slaughter and sale. Instead, it means that the turkey has not been cooled to below 26 degrees Fahrenheit.

Are Butterball turkeys injected with butter?

In fact, there is no actual butter in or on a Butterball turkey. The fresh turkeys are injected with a basting solution made of salt water and “common household spices,” one brand representative told me. Butterball will not share the ingredients of its secret basting formula.

How do you know when a Butterball turkey is done?

You’ll need a meat thermometer to make sure you cook your turkey to the right temperature. Insert it close to, but not touching, the thigh bone. If it reads 180 degrees F in the thigh and 170 degrees F in the breast, it’s done and ready to serve.

Do you cover a turkey while cooking?

To achieve that balance, the ideal is to let the bird spend time both covered and uncovered: We recommend covering your bird for most of the cooking time to prevent it from drying out, then removing the cover for the last 30 minutes or so to allow the skin to crisp.

How long does it take to cook a Butterball turkey?

Roast in center of oven. Allow room for bag to expand without touching the oven racks or walls. Approximate roasting time is 3-4 ½ hours. Roasting time will vary by oven.

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Do you need to baste a Butterball turkey?

After testing countless turkeys Butterball has concluded that you really don’t need to baste your turkey to make it moist. Opening and closing the oven door can let out heat if you’re not fast and Butterball suggests it’s not worth tying yourself to the oven. This, of course, is also about preference and tradition.

Is Butterball owned by China?

Though the Butterball brand has been formally recognized since 1940, Butterball LLC was formed in 2006. In Canada, the rights to Butterball are owned by Exceldor Foods Ltd.

Butterball.

Type Private
Key people Jay Jandrain, President and CEO
Products Turkey
Revenue $1.5 billion (2008)
Owner Maxwell Farms and Seaboard Corporation

Do Butterball turkeys have pop-up timers?

Do Butterball Turkeys Come With a Pop-up Timer? Butterball turkeys don’t come with a pop-up timer. Instead the company recommends using a meat thermometer as the best way to tell if a turkey is cooked properly.

Do you put butter on turkey before cooking?

Don’t butter your bird

Placing butter under the skin won’t make the meat juicier, though it might help the skin brown faster. However, butter is about 17 percent water, and it will make your bird splotchy, says López-Alt. Instead, rub the skin with vegetable oil before you roast.

How often should you baste your turkey?

How often to baste a turkey. Most recipes will tell you to baste your turkey every thirty minutes. But our rule of thumb is actually every forty minutes, and here’s why. You don’t want to open the oven too many times, or else the whole bird will take much long to cook, and that’s a huge inconvenience.

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Do you really need to baste a turkey?

Do Not Baste.

Basting the skin is not necessary to flavor the meat. You’ll flavor the skin, but you’ll also let heat out of the oven each time you open it to baste. “That means the bird is going to be in there for a longer time cooking, which means it’s going to dry out more,” Brown says.