Cooking instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Size of

Turkey

Approximate Time
if Stuffed

Approximate Time
if Unstuffed

10-12 lbs.

4-4½ hours

3 hours

12-16 lbs.

5-5½ hours

4 hours

16-20 lbs.

5½-6½ hours

4 hours

20-24 lbs.

6-7 hours

4-5 hours

24-28 lbs.

7-8 hours

5 hours

30 lbs and up

8 hours

5-6 hours

 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Pour about 1 inch of water into roasting pan with turkey.

Cover turkey with aluminum foil for the first half to two-thirds of total cooking time. (Tent the foil so it’s not tight against the turkey.)

Place meat thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh. The temperature should read 185 degrees when finished. It is best to rely on the meat thermometer and only use the above times for approximate cooking.



Reheating your Pre-Cooked Meal

Preheat oven to 300 Degrees
Remove plastic bag.
Cover turkey with aluminum foil
(There is no need to add water to the pan.  The turkey will heat up in its own juices.)
Place turkey pan and side dishes in oven.
Leave covers in place while bakin.
Bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.



Rupena’s Traditional Favorites:
Cooking Instructions

Prime Rib
Preheat oven to 350°. Pour 1” of water in bottom of pan. Bake for approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. Take roast out of oven and cover for 15 minutes before carving.

Internal temperatures: (check using a meat thermometer)
Rare: 140°                  Medium Rare (Ideal Temperature): 150°
Medium: 160°             Well: 170°

 

Crown Roast of Pork
Preheat oven to 350°. Pour 1” of water in bottom of pan. Bake for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Keep roast covered for the first 2 hours of baking, then remove cover and continue baking until the internal temperature reaches 185° **

 

Stuffed Pork Chops
Preheat oven to 350°. Pour about ¼” of water in pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour covered. Remove cover and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes.**

 

Stuffed Chicken Breast
Preheat oven to 350° pour about ½” of water in pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes covered. Remove cover and bake for an additional 20 minutes.**

 

Whole Beef Tenderloin or Stuffed Whole Tenderloin
Preheat oven to 350° and bake. Do not cover.

Medium: 1 hour                      Well: 1 hour and 15 minutes

 

Boneless Pork Loin (Tied or Single Loin)
Tied: Bake at 350° for 30 minutes, covered. Remove cover and continue baking for an additional 2-2½ hours.

Single Loin: Bake at 350° uncovered in ½” of water. Bake uncovered 1 ½ hours.

 

Rump Roast
Preheat oven to 350°. Pour 2” of water in bottom of pan. Cover and bake 3-3 ½ hours. Remove from oven, let cool 15 minutes, then slice. Make gravy out of pan dripping. Put slices of beef back into pan with gravy. Bake at 300° for 1 hour.

 

Stuffed Pork Steak
Preheat oven to 350° pour ½” of water in pan. Bake for approximately 2 hours covered. Remove cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.**

 **For a change, try substituting gravy or cream of mushroom soup for water.