How to Roast Thanksgiving Turkey
Continue roasting until the thickest part of a thigh registers 165° F, 2½ to 3 hours (watch this video on taking a turkey's temperature for the complete how-to). Tilt the turkey to empty the juices into the pan. Transfer the turkey to a carving board, tent with foil, and let rest for at least 25 minutes. Reserve the pan and its contents for Basic Gravy.