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What a Sunday with baked turkey!

Baked turkey

If you are in a hurry and are looking for a quick and easy recipe to have first and second courses together, the baked turkey is for you.

Turkey is a much less used white meat than chicken but is well suited to making quick and easy main courses. Baked turkey, for example, is perfect for Sunday and requires very few steps before being baked. It is useless to say that if you prepare the turkey in the oven with potatoes, you will all agree.

The only “problem” is to keep the turkey meat soft but if you follow our recipe, your leg of turkey will be very tender! It all starts with marinating for about a couple of hours and then continues with a classic oven cooking , one that does not require to be followed and for this reason it is so appreciated when you have little time. In fact, second course recipes tend to be elaborate, but this is not the case.

Baked turkey
Baked turkey

How to make baked turkey leg recipe with potatoes

  1. Begin by placing the turkey legs on the cut and making incisions that penetrate the skin and a layer of meat.
  2. Transfer them to a container and massage them with chopped sage and rosemary (use about half of those provided). Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of oil and lemon juice, cover with cling film and leave to marinate for 2 hours.
  3. In the meantime, peel the potatoes, cut them into 1 cm cubes and place them on the bottom of a baking dish.
  4. Place the turkey legs drained from the marinade and season with a fresh chopped sage and rosemary, salt, pepper, whole garlic and a drizzle of oil.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and cook at 200 ° C for 30 minutes . Remove it and continue cooking for another 40 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

If you love baked turkey recipes, then we recommend you try the stuffed turkey , not only the protagonist of Thanksgiving. Again, any of our potato recipes will go great with it.


Baked turkey can be kept for 2-3 days in the refrigerator , well covered. If it gets too dry standing there, use it frayed to enrich a salad.

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