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How to Cook Your KOL Foods Turkey from Frozen

Adapted from the spruce and epicurious

Oh no -- Did you forget to thaw your KOL Foods Thanksgiving turkey? If your turkey remains fully frozen in the freezer, here’s KOL Foods to the rescue! Read on for an easy method of cooking your KOL Foods turkey straight from frozen. This method is safe and will leave your turkey tender, juicy, and delicious.

Note: This method is safe for fully frozen turkeys.
If your turkey is half-thawed in the fridge, do not use this method; instead, use the cold-water method to thaw your turkey fully before cooking.

Roasting a turkey from frozen takes about 50% more time in the oven than cooking a defrosted turkey.

Materials:

Step 1: set your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove your KOL Foods turkey from its packaging, and place breast-side up on roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Using a roasting pan without sides will help ensure that the bottom cooks uniformly.

Step 2: Place your turkey in the oven. For the first 2.5 hours, your turkey will be thawing. Do not put on seasoning at this point, as it will drip off the turkey as it thaws.

Step 3: The final few hours in the oven is for cooking and finishing the turkey. If you have not yet inserted your meat thermometer, do so at this point. Keep the oven at 325 degrees, and refer to the list below to estimate how long to cook your turkey. Check the temperature after 4.5 hours. When the breast is at a temperature of 165 degrees, your turkey is ready to enjoy.

Estimated Cooking Times for Frozen Turkeys

Note: Always check the temperature to ensure your turkey is finished cooking. If you use a convection oven, the cooking time may be shorter.

14 - 18 pound turkey: 5 3/4 - 6 1/4 hours
18 - 20 pound turkey: 6 1/4 - 6 3/4 hours

 

 




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