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Smothered Turkey Legs Easy Dinner Idea

Smothered Turkey Legs –  This dish is a treat and what I love about it besides the creamy gravy, is the flavor of fried turkey and the simplicity of the recipe. A quick dinner that will work its way to your heart!

Smothered Turkey Legs recipe.

After making Southern Smothered Chicken, it was rational to give Smothered Turkey Legs recipe a try and I’m glad that I did. Turkey is a delicious bird and if you know how to cook it correctly you’ll want to have it more often.

Smothered Turkey Legs close shot showing creamy gravy.

Making Smothered Turkey Legs.

Cooking a whole turkey can be tricky because you want to make sure that you are not overcooking the breast or the thighs. In case you didn’t know, when you are cooking a whole turkey chances are one part of it will cook faster than the other, mostly the breast is cooked faster than the thighs. So chances are your turkey breast might turn out dry.

Side shot of Smothered Turkey Legs showing how tender the turkey leg is.

If you want to learn how to make a juicy turkey, then I have written a post on how to roast a whole FROZEN turkey, yes, you read that right. I did roast a whole frozen bird ladies and gentlemen and it came out delicious.

Smothered Turkey Legs image with cornbread and bacon.

Smothered Turkey Legs served with corn, cornbread, and bacon on the side.

Today I’m using turkey legs, it is easy to cook and faster. You can keep the skin on the turkey for this smothered turkey leg recipe, but I prefer to remove it since I don’t enjoy eating turkey skin.

As you can see from the pictures, my gravy is much lighter in color, if you like dark brown gravy just reduce the amount of milk used or omit it and replace with water or more stock.

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Smothered Turkey Legs. You will love this smothered turkey leg recipe. In this post, I will teach you how to make a tender turkey leg and silky smooth gravy in easy steps. letscookingmam.com | @Arinacooking