Despite all of our best attempts, no one we know has ever cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner stress-free. We understand why. There are a lot of sides to juggle, oven times to consider, calculations to make for how long to cook a turkey per pound ― and oh, you might want to take a shower and eat lunch at some point?
Once you have a meat thermometer, knowing the weight of your turkey will be your secret weapon. If you know how much your turkey weighs, you’ll know roughly how long to cook it ― whether you’re roasting, grilling or deep-frying. We’ve taken stuffing into account (if you choose to stuff your bird), and even given some consideration to those who forgot it was Thanksgiving and need to cook a frozen turkey (we know you’re out there.)