How to Cook a Turkey in a Rival Roaster Oven

By Dan Gaunt

Roasting your thanksgiving turkey in a countertop roaster oven can simplify preparation by freeing up the oven for side dishes. Cook times and instructions for roasting meats and vegetables in a Rival-brand roaster are similar to the process in a conventional oven. When it comes to roasting an ideal turkey, another key factor remains constant: internal temperature. Turkeys must be cooked to 165 degrees to kill harmful pathogens. The only way to accurately gauge internal temperature is to use a thermometer. Instant-read thermometers are a quick and effective tool to ensure a moist, safe turkey.


Step 1

Preheat your Rival roaster oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Insert the turkey and cook 18 to 20 minutes per pound for a 14- to 22-lb. turkey.

Step 3

After completing the initial cooking time, take the temperature of a breast and thigh, which should read 155 and 160 degrees F, respectively. Continue cooking until correct temperatures are achieved.

Step 4

Let the cooked turkey rest for 30 minutes, then serve.