"Make some great food with Papa Za and then turn it into a pizza!"
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword Thanksgiving Turkey, Turkey
Cook Time 3 hourshours15 minutesminutes
Total Time 4 hourshours15 minutesminutes
Large Cooking Pan with Lid
Defrost and pat dry turkey. Remove giblets and neck. In large cooking pan, butter up the bird, inside and out. Season with salt and pepper. Bake @ 350° F. 13 minute per pound (15 lb. turkey will take approx. 3hr. 15min.). Remove from oven, ensure internal temperature is 165° F. and let rest covered 30-60 minutes.
Carefully remove turkey from pan and place on cutting board. Carve off a few pieces of breast meat, and remove pone of the turkey legs. Remove meat from turkey leg and chop with breast meat. Set aside 2 cups of chopped turkey.