Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

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Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy Recipe
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Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

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Whenever we had company—which was quite often—this dish was a sure hit. We farmed 20 acres for 30 years, so we had plenty of fruits and vegetables on hand to complement this family favorite.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 turkey legs (about 12 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • MUSHROOM GRAVY:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) mushroom gravy
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional

Directions

Place turkey legs in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Pour over turkey legs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn legs twice and baste occasionally. Remove from the oven. For the gravy, combine water and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Spoon over turkey legs. Cover loosely with foil. Bake, basting frequently, for 1 hour or until legs are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy in Reminisce November/December 1992, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 467 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 57g protein.

  • 4 turkey legs (about 12 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • MUSHROOM GRAVY:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) mushroom gravy
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional
  1. Place turkey legs in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, oil and seasonings. Pour over turkey legs. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn legs twice and baste occasionally. Remove from the oven. For the gravy, combine water and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Spoon over turkey legs. Cover loosely with foil. Bake, basting frequently, for 1 hour or until legs are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Legs with Mushroom Gravy in Reminisce November/December 1992, p49

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meg28 User ID: 2888104 37587
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"I didn't have turkey legs so I used chicken thighs and drumsticks and it still came out delicious, loved the lemon flavor!"

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mollyque User ID: 4504744 201791
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"The grocery store didn't have turkey legs, so I used thighs. The meat was fall off the bone tender and moist. I will definitely make again, but will use less lemon juice. By the end, the lemony flavor was a bit overwhelming and left a little aftertaste. The gravy is not thick at the end of cooking, the turkey had too many juices for that."

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