Roasted Turkey Legs

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by keaasen

Small scale turkey dinner.

Top Review by baltisraul

180 internal temp makes it too dry. Remove at 165 degrees cover with tin foil and it raises to 170 degrees in about 10 min. The USDA changed this recommendation back in 2004.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 stalks celery, cut in thirds
  • 3 turkey legs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 dash salt, to taste
  • 12 cup water, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. rinse the turkey legs and pat dry.
  2. Stand the turkey legs upright (as if 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. Pull back the skin on the legs, rub with butter, and season lightly with salt. Lay the leges in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until legs are golden brown and the internal temperature is 180 degrees F when taken with a meat thermometer. Add more water if needed while roasting and baste occasionally with the juices or butter.

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