# How many will a 6 pound turkey breast feed?

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We recommend bone-in and skin-on breasts, which is what we use for this method. One (three-pound) half-breast will feed two to four people. A whole (six- to seven-pound) turkey breast (two breasts, still joined at the breast bone) will feed six to eight people.

## How many does a 5 pound turkey breast serve?

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If you’re not cooking for a crowd, make a bone-in turkey breast. A 5- to 7-pound breast feeds about 4.

## How many does a 6lb turkey breastfeed?

How Many People Will A 6 Lb Turkey Breast Feed?

Number of Guests Turkey Weight–
4 5lbs
6 8lbs
8 10lbs
10 13lbs

## What Will 6 pound turkey feed?

4 to 6 people = 4- to 9-lb. turkey (If you can’t find a bird that small, you can get a slightly larger bird that will allow for more leftovers.) 8 to 10 people = 14- to 16-lb. turkey.

## How big of a turkey breast do I need for 4?

Essentially, if you’ll be serving four people, you should plan on purchasing 5 pounds of bone-in turkey breast. For a party of eight, boost the total yield to 10 pounds. If your party consists of 10 people, purchase 13 pounds of bone-in meat.

## How many hours per pound do you cook a turkey breast?

A very frequently asked question around turkey is: how long to cook a turkey breast per lb? The answer is simple! 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, my turkey breast was 3 pounds, so I roasted it for 60 total minutes at 350F.

## What size turkey do I need to feed 10 adults?

Choosing the Right Size Turkey

If you are serving 10 people on Thanksgiving, choose a bird that is 15 to 20 pounds. Smaller birds that weigh less than 12 pounds have a smaller meat-to-bone ratio, so figure two pounds per person.

## How big of a turkey do I need for 8?

What Size Turkey Should you Buy?

People Turkey Size
4 4-6 lbs
6 6-9 lbs
8 8-12 lbs
10 10-15 lbs

## How many does a pound of turkey breast serve?

Quick rule of thumb to get you started: If you’re buying a whole turkey, plan on 1 pound (uncooked) per person. For a boneless turkey breast, get ½ pound per person.

## How much meat does a turkey breast yield?

the total meat yield per carcass was 4,016 grams (59.3%) (Table 1). The average skin yield was 509 grams or 7.5% of the carcass weight. On meat yield basis, the wings produced 8% of the edible meat, the thighs, 24%, drumsticks, 13%, breast, 45%, and the rack, 10%. Boning loss accounted for 2.1% of the car- cass weight.

## What is a serving size of turkey breast?

A serving of turkey is a 2 to 3-ounce cooked portion. The Food Guide Pyramid suggests 2 to 3 servings from the meat group each day. The portions below represent 100 grams, approximately 3 1/2 ounces, of sliced meat from a whole roasted turkey.

## How big of a turkey do I need for 6?

A turkey crown (2-2.5kg) will feed 6 people. A small turkey (3-4.5kg) will feed 6-8 people. A medium turkey (4-5kg) will feed 8-10 people. A large turkey (6-6.5kg) will feed 12-15 people.

## How many does a Butterball turkey breast serve?

3 lb. | SERVINGS: 12

Tender and juicy, our Ready to Roast Classic Boneless Turkey Breast requires no thawing, no preparation and minimal clean up.

## 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.

## How long does it take to cook a six pound turkey?

Approximate Times for Roasting an Unstuffed Turkey

Weight Time
6-8 lbs. 2 1/2 to 3 hours
8-12 lbs. 3 to 4 hours
12-16 lbs. 4 to 5 hours
16-20 lbs. 5 to 5 1/2 hours

## How long does it take to roast a 7 lb turkey breast?

The general rule is to roast the turkey breast for 20 minutes per pound. So, if my turkey breast weighs 7 lbs, I will cook it for 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes). When the time is up, check the breast in the meatiest place to make sure it reads 165 degrees F.

## How long does it take to cook a 6 pound turkey breast at 325?

The general rule is to roast the turkey breast for 20 minutes per pound. So, if my turkey breast weighs 7 lbs, I will cook it for 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes). When the time is up, check the breast in the meatiest place to make sure it reads 165 degrees F.

## How long does it take to cook a 6.5 lb turkey breast?

2½- to 3-pound boneless turkey breast: Roast at 325°F for 40 to 60 minutes. 4- to 6-pound whole turkey breast: Roast at 325°F for 1½ to 2¼ hours. 6- to 8-pound whole turkey breast: Roast at 325°F for 2¼ to 3¼ hours.

## How long does it take to cook a 5 lb Butterball turkey breast?

For a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cook the roast for approximately 3.5 – 4.0 hours or 20-24 minutes per pound. Use a meat thermometer and insert into the thickest part of the product to verify doneness. The roast should reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

## How much turkey do I need per person calculator?

Turkey Weight–

Once you know the exact number of attendees, use this formula: Number of guests x 1.25. You’ll want to plan on about 1.25 pounds of turkey per person attending. That means that if you are expecting 12 guests, plan for a 15-pound bird.

## How big should a turkey be for 12?

Here at Delish we believe in hitting the sweet spot. While 1 pound per person could feel like too little, and 1 1/2 pounds for each guest might be over-doing it, 1 1/4 pounds of turkey per mouth is the perfect balance. At that rate, feeding a large party of 15 or more people requires 20+ pounds of turkey.

## What size turkey do I need for 5 adults?

The general rule of thumb is 1–1½ pounds turkey per person.

## How big should my turkey be?

The USDA suggests one pound of turkey per person. We’ve previously suggested about 1 1/2 pounds for each diner to allow for leftovers. (See below recipes that will use your excess turkey.)

## How much turkey do I need for 7 guests?

The general rule is to plan for 1 1/2 pounds per guest. To buy the right size turkey for your party, simply tally up the turkey-eating guests. Add a few pounds on for bones and you’ve got your turkey weight.

## How big of a turkey do I need for 9 guests?

If you’re feeding up to 9 people, then you want to allow about 1lb or about . 4kgs of turkey per person. If you’re hosting 10 or more guests then you want to allow about . 8 of a lb, or about .

## How much weight does a turkey lose when butchered?

After dressing, a full-size turkey can lose from five to ten pounds.

## Do turkey breasts have bones?

Regular cut turkey breast includes the whole bone-in breast with ribs, a portion of the wing meat, and a portion of the back and neck skin.

## How do you cook a turkey breast in the oven?

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Rub the turkey all over with the butter, including the cavity of the breast. …
3. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and tent loosely with foil for 30 minutes. …
4. Pour any pan drippings into a fat separator or small bowl. …
5. Carve the breast and serve with the gravy.

## When should you thaw out a frozen turkey?

Thaw time in the fridge requires about 24 hours for every 5 pounds in a refrigerator set at about 40 degrees F (5 degrees C).

How Long to Thaw a Frozen Turkey.

Turkey Weight How Long to Thaw In the Fridge How Long to Thaw In Cold Water
22 to 24 pounds 4½ to 5 days 11 to 12 hours
24 to 29 pounds 5 to 6 days 12 to 15 hours

## How long can a fresh turkey stay in the fridge?

Fresh turkey should keep in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. If you wait any longer, the meat might begin to show signs of spoilage. Store the bird in the coldest section of the fridge, and freeze it if you aren’t going to be able to cook it off within 48 hours.

## How do you cook a 6 pound Butterball turkey breast?

Bake until vegetables are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest portion of breast registers 170°F (2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 45 minutes for a 6-pound turkey breast). Place turkey breast on large cutting board. Let stand 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil.

## Does Butterball turkey breast have bones?

Available Nationwide at Select Retailers

All of our whole turkey (fresh and frozen), boneless roasts, and bone-in breasts are available in all major retailers across the country. Please be sure to check with the store manager if you do not find the item or specific size you’re looking for.

## What is the best way to cook a Butterball boneless turkey breast?

Cooking Instructions

Place roast skin side up in slow cooker. Add ½ cup liquid. Cover and cook on LOW up to 8 hours or on HIGH up to 4 hours, until a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF as measured with a meat thermometer. Turkey must reach 140ºF within 4 hours.

## Should I cover my turkey with aluminum foil?

Because roasting racks have shallower sides than roasters, more hot air can circulate around the turkey and make for extra-crispy skin. Covering the bird with foil mimics what a roaster lid would do — it traps steam and moistness so the turkey doesn’t dry out — all the while allowing the skin to crisp up.

## Do you cover a turkey while cooking?

Always cook your turkey until the skin is a light golden color. Cover your roasting pan with a lid or foil and cook covered for 2 hours (depending on size of your bird) and uncovered for the remaining time. Baste your turkey every half hour or so.

## Do you put butter on turkey before cooking?

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 long does it take to cook 6 pound turkey breast?

In general, you’ll want to cook a bone-in turkey breast for about 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C), or until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

## How long do you cook a 5 lb turkey breast and what temperature?

Instructions

1. Transfer the turkey to a roasting pan. …
2. Preheat the oven to 450°F. …
3. Rub the turkey breast with butter and seasonings. …
4. Lower the oven to 350°F and roast the turkey for 1 hour. …
5. Check the turkey’s temperature. …
6. Cover the turkey to prevent over-browning. …
7. Rest the turkey. …
8. Carve the turkey.

## What temperature should a turkey breast be cooked to?

The government recommends cooking turkey breast to 165°F (74°C). I prefer my turkey breast at 150°F (66°F), at which point it is far, far juicier (especially if you dry brine it!).

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