Turkey Legs with Vegetables

Turkey Legs With Vegetables
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Ratings (20)
  • Total: 2 hrs
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 100 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
635 Calories
24g Fat
41g Carbs
53g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bake, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours, or until the turkey pieces are tender, and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

  6. If it is becoming too browned, cover the baking pan with foil.