With my oven baked turkey legs recipe, I always managed to make the perfect dinner for my family, and served with mashed potatoes and red cabbage, it leaves your mouth watering. It is an easy recipe, available to anyone, and can be modified in different ways.

Because turkey meat is rich in nutrients, for us it is a basic source of protein, as a result, I cook it very often and you will find many recipes for this meat on our blog.

Let me first show you what ingredients I used in this recipe.

Few Ingredients

Because I wanted to simplify this recipe as much as possible, I used only three basic ingredients, turkey legs, half of the sweet red pepper and a carrot.

We need two turkey legs, which we cut in half, thus obtaining two turkey thighs and two drumsticks, enough for six generous servings.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Two Turkey Legs Cut in Two

I was saying that it can be done in several ways because you can add other vegetables such as onions, garlic, more peppers or leeks if you want.

Preparing the Ingredients

Because there are few ingredients, we don’t have much to do, I just chose to remove the skin from the thighs, so I will reduce the amount of fat in the dish.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Skin Removal From Turkey Thigh

Put the turkey legs in a bowl and we are going to season them. Sprinkle with two teaspoons of Hungarian sweet paprika powder, two tablespoons of sea salt, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a tablespoon of marjoram, a teaspoon of thyme and three teaspoons of caraway seeds. And of course olive oil, I poured about 200 ml.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Seasoned Turkey Drumsticks and Thighs

Now massage the turkey legs well with your hands, until the spices cover the meat on all sides. If you want, you can let the meat to marinate for about half an hour so that the meat with the spices can penetrate better.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Marinated Turkey Drumsticks and Thighs

How to Make the Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe?

I chose a heat-resistant glass oven tray in which I placed the marinated turkey legs, together with the spiced oil.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Marinated Turkey Drumsticks and Thighs in Baking Tray

Put in the tray the half of pepper cut in two and the carrot also cut in two and pour a bottle of beer (I pour 500 ml).

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Pouring Beer Over Vegetables and Turkey Legs

Cover with aluminium foil and place the tray in the preheated oven at 220 degrees for 15 minutes than an hour and a half on 180 degrees. Remove the foil, increase the temperature to 200 degrees and leave for another 15 minutes to take on a golden colour.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Ready to Serve

Well, that’s how easy it was to do the oven baked turkey legs recipe, which we can serve now.

Serving the Dish

We served this dish in a classic style in our family, that is, along with mashed potatoes and sauteed red cabbage, a perfect dinner.

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Served With Mashed Potatoes and Red Cabbage

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Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Served With Mashed Potatoes and Red Cabbage

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Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe-Served With Mashed Potatoes and Red Cabbage

Oven Baked Turkey Legs Recipe

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, International, Transylvanian
Diet: Kosher, Low Lactose
Keyword: baked turkey legs, baked turkey legs recipe, oven baked turkey legs, oven baked turkey legs recipe
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Author: Timea
With my oven baked turkey legs recipe, I always managed to make the perfect dinner for my family, and served with mashed potatoes and red cabbage, it leaves your mouth watering.
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Equipment

  • glass oven tray

Ingredients

  • 1,6 kg turkey legs
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 3 teaspoons carraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp marjoram dried
  • 1 tbsp thyme dried
  • 2 tbsp sea salt kosher
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 piece red bell pepper
  • 1 piece carrot
  • 500 ml beer

Instructions

  • Remove the skin from the thighs, so will reduce the amount of fat in the dish. Put the turkey legs in a bowl and season them with Hungarian sweet paprika powder, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, marjoram, thyme and caraway seeds. And of course, olive oil, pour about 200 ml. Massage the turkey legs well with your hands, until the spices cover the meat on all sides. Let the meat to marinate for about half an hour so that the meat with the spices can penetrate better.
  • I chose a heat-resistant glass oven tray in which I placed the marinated turkey legs, together with the spiced oil. Put in the tray the half pepper cut in two and the carrot also cut in two and pour a bottle of beer. Cover with aluminium foil and place the tray in the preheated oven at 220 degrees for 15 minutes than an hour and a half on 180 degrees. Remove the foil, increase the temperature to 200 degrees and leave for another 15 minutes to take on a golden colour.
  • We served this dish in a classic style in our family, that is, along with mashed potatoes and sauteed red cabbage, a perfect dinner.
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