Thanksgiving: Roasting Turkey Tips - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Once your turkey is stuffed and is ready to go. preheat your oven to 350 degrees put your turkey in the roasting pan. You want to cook it at 350 degrees twenty minutes per pound. For the last hour of baking you want to be sure to baste your turkey every fifteen minutes with a mixture of butter. What I like to do is I mix up some butter and some white wine. Sometimes I put a little white wine with herbs with the butter. This will help to ensure that the turkey is nice and moist. When you first start baking the turkey cover it lightly with a tent of foil. Once your ready to start basting that last hour take that foil tent off that way that turkey can get nice and brown. My favorite way to measure the temperature of a turkey is using one of these remote thermometers, this probe stays inside the turkey this part stays outside your oven the entire time the turkey is cooking. That way when it reaches the appropriate temperature an alarm sounds so you know your turkey is ready. That way your not opening the oven door and letting all the heat out.