Turkey Legs Recipe

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Pat Modified: September 3, 2021
Turkey Legs Recipe

How To Make Turkey Legs

Satisfy your meat cravings with a recipe that’s savory yet light, such as these roasted turkey legs. Each leg is also stuffed with celery for more flavor.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 3celery stalks,cut in thirds
  • 3turkey legs
  • 6tbspsbutter
  • salt,to taste
  • ½cupwater,or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse the turkey legs and pat dry.

  2. Stand the turkey legs upright (as if the turkey were standing). Press a knife downward into the deep tissue, creating 2 or 3 long pockets. Press a piece of celery into each opening.

  3. Pull back the skin on the legs, rub with butter, and season with a little salt. Put the skin back into place, rub with more butter, and season lightly with salt. Lay the legs in a roasting pan.

  4. Roast uncovered for 1½ to 2 hours, until the legs are golden brown and the internal temperature is 180 degrees F when taken with a meat thermometer.

  5. Add more water if needed while roasting, and baste occasionally with the juices or butter.


  • Calories: 1385.07kcal
  • Fat: 77.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.79g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.83g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.21g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 0.55g
  • Protein: 159.96g
  • Cholesterol: 640.42mg
  • Sodium: 2148.51mg
  • Calcium: 163.65mg
  • Potassium: 2338.81mg
  • Iron: 14.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 211.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.24mg
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