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Nov 23, 2011 04:58 PM

Timing question about cooking 2 turkey breasts in same roaster pan . . . HELP!

Hi, I decided that it would be easier to buy 2 small turkey breasts and cook them in the same roasting pan. Their weights are 6.75lbs and 7.32lbs. How do I figure out how long it will take for them to cook. I do not want them to be 'dry' - definitely do not want them 'undercooked'. They have the rib cage and parts of the wings. So should I take the larger one and use the chart for it; or the smaller one? They will be sitting in the pan, at an angle to one another - more or less. Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanking you in advance!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. I'd estimate about 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 hours; but there a lot of variables. I'd say load them into the oven and check the internal temps at about 1 3/4 hours, then again every fifteen minutes after that. If you have an oven safe digital thermometer it'd sure be a lot easier to just set it for 160 degrees internal temp so you could intervene at the appropriate moment to usher them through the last portion of their cooking time.
    You can cook them together successfully but you'll need to treat them as individuals toward the end of the cooking period.
    You could also start the larger one about fifteen minutes before the smaller one.