Learning how to roasting a turkey in the oven is actually incredibly easy when you get the hang of it. These tips will help you roast your bird to perfection. Here you’ll learn how long to roast a turkey, and the best way to prepare it. I can’t tell you how many questions I get every year from people who are completely intimidated by the idea of roasting turkeys in their ovens. Most of these people are great cooks, and in fact, have no problem roasting a chicken; but give them a bird over three pounds and apparently their earlier bird-roasting experience goes out the window. Perhaps the problem is that they are presenting their roast turkey to anywhere from five to 20 picky people. Or maybe it’s the fact that your dinner investment suddenly went from $9 to $45.