Turkey Legs with Vegetables

Turkey Legs With Vegetables
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  • 2 hrs
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 100 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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If you're looking for a go-to recipe to bake turkey legs, this is the recipe for you. These turkey legs are baked to perfection, full of seasonings, and served with sliced vegetables for a healthy Southern meal that you can sink your teeth into.

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 pounds turkey legs with or without thighs
  • half of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 to 3 carrots, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 large potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup dry white wine

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 400° F (200° C/Gas 6).
  2. If thighs are attached, cut them away from the legs with ​a sharp knife. Rub the turkey pieces with the half lemon. Mix 1 teaspoon of the salt with the pepper, garlic powder, and thyme; rub over the surface of the turkey pieces.
  3. In a heavy skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Sauté onion in hot butter until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrot pieces, celery, potato, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, coating with the butter and onion mixture.
  1. Spread the vegetables evenly in a greased or sprayed 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Top with turkey pieces in a single layer. Heat wine in a saucepan just to the boiling point; pour over turkey.
  2. Bake, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours, or until the turkey pieces are tender, and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  3. If it is becoming too browned, cover the baking pan with foil.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 635
Total Fat 24 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 211 mg
Sodium 2,682 mg
Carbohydrates 41 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 53 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)