This simple no-brine turkey recipe is perfect every time and relies cooking the turkey on high temperature with the breast down to start, then flipping and finishing on low temperature. It keep the turkey moist and allows the skin to be crisp. Relying on an instant read temperature to determine them the turkey is done will make it perfectly every time.
If cooking a smaller or larger turkey, the general rule of thumb if cooking a turkey only on 325 the entire time is to allow 15 minutes per pound of the turkey. The initial 45 minutes accelerates this rate but will give you a general guide to calculate the cooking duration.
Note on prep time: the prep time includes 2 hours of the turkey sitting at room temperature to warm up before cooking.
*Should your turkey different in weight, larger or smaller, follow the recipe through flipping the turkey and once breast up measure the temperature and remove when the thigh registers 165 degrees (quicker with a smaller turkey and more time for a larger turkey).