The other day I had turkey breast which was really good but I was missing the dark meat. I thought that I would try making turkey drumsticks next. I knew that I would not have much time for this meal so I decided to make it a one pan meal and roast the vegetables under the turkey drumsticks. It was pretty easy to make; you just need to clean and chop some vegetables, push some sage under the turkeys skin and wait for it to cook. I took Peters advise from the comments on the turkey breast post and just coated the skin with some melted butter and it crisped up nicely. The sage cooking under the buttered skin smelled really good! I forgot to make the gravy but the vegetables certainly tasted great all coated in the turkey drippings.
Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy some tasty food!
Oven Roasted Turkey Drumsticks and Vegetables
- 4 small potatoes (rinsed)
- 4 carrots (peeled, cut into chunks)
- 4 parsnips (peeled, cut into chunks)
- 4 stalks celery (peeled, cut into chunks)
- 2 onions (peeled, cut in half)
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 1 sprig thyme
- 4 turkey drumsticks (rinsed and patted dry)
- * sage leaves
- 1 tablespoon butter (melted)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, onions, rosemary and thyme in a baking dish or roasting pan.
- Peek back the skin on the drumsticks and place the sage leaves under the skin.
- Brush the skin of the drumsticks with butter and place on top of the vegetables.
- Salt and pepper everything to taste.
- Roast in a preheated 375F/190C oven until the center of the drumstick reaches 180F, about 1.5-2 hours.
- Let the drumsticks rest.
Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner
Peter M says
Kevin, the turkey looks appetizing and Id have the whole drumstick.
Have a Merry Christmas!
This is so simple and I’m sure, positively delicious.
Merry Christmas, Kevin!
I do think the dark meat is the best part of the turkey. The dark meat, the gravy, the stuffing… the white meat is just something you have to slog through to get the rest!
Merry Christmas, Kevin!
Dani Spies says
YUM!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
This looks sooo good~
And your Yule Log was very pretty!
Kevin, that looks really good. Have a Merry Christmas!
This looks wonderful! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Thanks for this. I was looking for some advice on how to deal with turkey drumsticks, and this sounds just right.