Roasted Turkey Legs For Two

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #5790

June 24, 2012

"An easy and simple roasted turkey leg recipe. I originally found this recipe at allrecipes, and changed some of the amounts of ingredients to suit our needs. I have been making this recipe for quite a while and it is always a tasty meal. The roasted turkey legs are tender and very flavorable. It makes a great meal for two."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (194.9 g)
  • Calories 286.1
  • Total Fat - 28.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.1 mg
  • Sodium - 382.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 22.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Wash and pat dry the turkey legs.

Step 3

Cut a deep pocket into the turkey leg, wide and deep enough to stick the piece of celery in. Press celery into leg pocket. (You can omit the celery, but it does add some flavor).

Step 4

Lift up the skin and add pats of butter beneath the skin. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Add the 1 cup of water to the bottom of a small roasting pan with a rack. Lay the turkey legs on the rack in a roasting pan.

Step 6

Roast legs uncovered for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until legs are golden brown or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees on a meat thermometer. (I turn the legs over at half time to brown both sides). Remove celery sticks from legs before serving, if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Dinner