I had forgotten this simple, tasty, and inexpensive meal my grandmother made until I saw a request for a turkey leg recipe. Thanks for bringing that memory back!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a medium baking sheet.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the bread, celery, cranberries, walnuts, onion, and garlic. Season with sage, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir in the egg and enough hot water to moisten.

  • Arrange turkey legs on the foil sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the bread mixture around the legs, and dot with butter. Tightly seal the foil around the legs and bread mixture.

  • Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the turkey leg meat has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 39.6g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 17.3g; cholesterol 209.8mg; sodium 592.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2008
I have made this recipe several times always to rave reviews. Made it most recently with prepackaged "stovetop" stuffing mix adding the herbs listed in the recipe (we love herb-rich recipes!). Served with simply prepared sweet potatoes quartered boiled and augmented with dried cranberries added the last five minutes with a teaspoon of sweet butter. Simple easy and made the house smell like Thanksgiving. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2006
Turkey legs were.99/lb. at the store so I thought I would try this recipe. I love turkey and especially dark meat and I was really hoping this recipe would taste like a little Thanksgiving. No such luck. The legs were extremely bland - and I even added onion powder and garlic powder to the salt and pepper. It was moist though but thats dark meat for you. The stuffing however was really good even though I had omitted the walnuts and cranberries. Thats why this recipe got 3 stars without the stuffing I would probably only rate this 1 star. I also used chicken broth in place of the water and doubled the stuffing recipe - glad I did that b/c even after doubling my husband and I (the only ones eating) only got one scoop of stuffing each. I'm not a picky eater but I did not like these turkey legs. Read More
(12)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2008
I have made this recipe several times always to rave reviews. Made it most recently with prepackaged "stovetop" stuffing mix adding the herbs listed in the recipe (we love herb-rich recipes!). Served with simply prepared sweet potatoes quartered boiled and augmented with dried cranberries added the last five minutes with a teaspoon of sweet butter. Simple easy and made the house smell like Thanksgiving. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2003
These were tasty. Very tender & the stuffing turned out delish I made extra stuffing which was very similar to this recipe (slow cooker stuffing also on this web site) on the side because we are stuffing lovers! Thanks Charles! Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2006
Turkey legs were.99/lb. at the store so I thought I would try this recipe. I love turkey and especially dark meat and I was really hoping this recipe would taste like a little Thanksgiving. No such luck. The legs were extremely bland - and I even added onion powder and garlic powder to the salt and pepper. It was moist though but thats dark meat for you. The stuffing however was really good even though I had omitted the walnuts and cranberries. Thats why this recipe got 3 stars without the stuffing I would probably only rate this 1 star. I also used chicken broth in place of the water and doubled the stuffing recipe - glad I did that b/c even after doubling my husband and I (the only ones eating) only got one scoop of stuffing each. I'm not a picky eater but I did not like these turkey legs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
This was good but not great. I liked the list of ingredients but just did not have a lot of flavor. Maybe if you opened the packet and let the drum legs brown up a little bit it would have been OK. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2004
I made this but made a small change by making stuffed boneless legs. I used two whole turkey legs with thighs still attached. Cracked the bone at the "ankle" and deboned the whole leg (leaving the end of the ankle still on). Then stuffed each one and secured with skewers. Elegant stuffed boneless turkey for the dark meat lovers! Thanks Charles for your recipe and reminding me of my boneless preparation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
Thanks Charles' grandma! This is indeed a tasty easy and inexpensive recipe. Even when I added a step (sauteed veg for stuffing before mixing with breadcrumbs) it still only took 30 minutes to prepare and then was unwatched in the oven. I did remove the skin from the turkey legs but they were still moist and delicious. Even my meat-avoiding preschoolers gobbled this up--not to mention my husband who nearly sucked the bones dry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
I loved it! I did double the stuffing as suggested by others and forgot to put the egg in it which didn't matter. It turned out fabulous. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2008
These turkey legs need much longer than 1 hour to cook. After 1 hour I took them out of the oven and grilled them for another 30 minutes over medium heat. The stuffing was very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2008
Great tasting. Used breadcrumbs because that was all I had and it turned out great. So tasty! Read More
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