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A platter with three roasted turkey drumsticks and carrot medallions served with fresh parsley.

Roasted Turkey Drumsticks

Herbs and Flour
Delicious, fall of the bone Roasted Turkey Drumsticks that are so easy to make! These turkey drumsticks take about 2 hours to make, from start to finish, but don't worry, you don't need to do much! Set them in your roaster and let your oven do the work!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 785 kcal


  • 4 small turkey drumsticks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 4 celery stalks chopped into thirds
  • 2 onions quartered
  • 1/2 tomato chopped into large pieces
  • 4 carrots cut in half
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons allspice (whole, not ground)
  • 2 cups water


  • Preheat oven at 375F. In a large roaster, place chopped celery, carrots, onions, and tomato. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Season the drumsticks with salt, pepper and ground sage and place them over the vegetables. Drizzle everything with the olive oil.
  • Add the cinnamon, bay leafs and allspice to the roaster. Add the water to the roaster and place the lid on.
  • Roast in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes. Then lower the temperature to 350F and roast for one hour.
  • Removing the lid from the roaster and continue roasting for 15 minutes. Take temperature with a meat thermometer. If the turkey is cooked to an internal temperature of 175F and juices run clear, they are ready. If not, continue to roast until cooked through.
  • To brown the turkey drumsticks, broil on high until they are golden brown. I recommend removing them from the liquid at this point and turning them to ensure all sides are browned and crispy. [Note: keep an eye on them as they will brown quickly.]
  • Optional: Slice the carrots into medallions and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a platter along with the roasted drumsticks.


Calories: 785kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 68gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 1274mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 10363IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 7mg
Keyword fall, roast turkey, roasted turkey, Thanksgiving, turkey, turkey drumsticks, turkey leg
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