Roasted Turkey Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
Of all the turkey recipes I've tried, I like this one best. The tender drumsticks have just a bit of zip.


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 turkey drumsticks (12 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup red wine or additional chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and white pepper. Add drumsticks, one at a time, and shake to coat. In a skillet, brown drumsticks on all sides in oil. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, broth, wine or additional broth, soup mix, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until flavors are blended. Add bay leaf. Pour sauce over the drumsticks.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Turn drumsticks; cover and bake 30-40 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and thermometer reads 180°. Discard bay leaf.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 443 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1795mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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