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Turkey Leg Pot Roast

Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2020

Turkey Leg Pot Roast is a terrific main dish recipe. The nice thing about this one-dish meal is it’s made in the slow cooker. You just layer everything in the crockpot and let it cook away. 🙂 I can honestly say I never thought twice about making a pot roast with turkey before. But this is a marvelous idea. And, it’s ready in five hours. Yay!

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I made this recipe for us back in May when the country was shut down. I’m going to recommend a couple of changes. First, the order everything is put into the crockpot. Second, more seasonings! I doubled the seasonings and am so glad I did. But the recipe can probably use about three times the original recipe. I actually removed the drumsticks after seasoning and sprinkled more over top of the veggies. I just had that sneaking suspicion that the recipe needed more flavor. I was right!

My pictures reflect the way the original recipe reads. I recommend that the chicken broth be poured into the crockpot first. Then add the turkey drumsticks and season generously with all the spices. Add the potatoes and season again. Add the carrots and season a third time. Add the celery, onions and garlic and season one final time. That way the turkey stays moist, the veggies don’t overcook and everything is seasoned appropriately.

The nice thing about Turkey Leg Pot Roast is you can purchase turkey legs throughout the year. You don’t have to make this entree only around Thanksgiving. The whole meal is included in the slow cooker so you really don’t need to add anything else. Nor do you heat up the house during the summer. It’s just a win-win all the way around.

On top of all that, this recipe is healthy, low calorie and gluten free. If you don’t want to break the bank with calories or meal expenses, this is a great dinner option.

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Turkey Leg Pot Roast is a delightful recipe that’s made in the slow cooker!

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This is a great twist on regular roast beef dinners.

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Turkey with potatoes, carrots and celery is wonderful.

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Because everything’s made in the slow cooker, you can keep your house cool on hot, summer days!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Please see my notes on the recipe card for how I would change the order of layering everything in the slow cooker!

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place potatoes in crockpot. (I would sprinkle with seasonings).

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Add baby carrots. (I would sprinkle with more seasonings).

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Add celery, onions and garlic. (I would sprinkle again with seasonings.)

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Add turkey legs.

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Add chicken broth.

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Add seasonings.

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Cook on low for five hours.

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Remove roast ingredients to a serving platter and serve. If desired, sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley.

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Turkey Leg Pot Roast is healthy, clean eating, low calorie and gluten free.

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If you want to mix it up a bit, this is a great way to make a roast dinner but with a lot less calories than using a beef roast.

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We added fruit, but this is a complete one-pot meal.

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Turkey Leg Pot Roast is such an easy main dish meal to put together.

Here’s the recipe.

TURKEY LEG POT ROAST

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, 2008)

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Turkey Leg Pot Roast

Turkey Leg Pot Roast is delightful. This slow cooker recipe is a twist on the usual beef roasts by using turkey legs instead. Because it's made in the slow cooker it's incredibly easy to toss together. It's healthy, low calorie and gluten free. Plus, it's a great one-pot meal for hot, summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven! If you enjoy eating turkey more often than once a year, this is a great family dinner recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course Turkey Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium or large baking potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 ribs celery cut in 2 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or quartered
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 turkey drumsticks (about ½ lb. each)
  • 2 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt or more, as desired
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Grease a slow cooker.
  • Pour chicken broth into slow cooker.
  • Top with turkey drumsticks.
  • Sprinkle with half of the seasonings.
  • Place potatoes and garlic over top of turkey.
  • Sprinkle with one-quarter of the seasonings.
  • Top with carrots, celery and onion.
  • Sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  • Cover with lid.
  • Cook on low heat for 5 to 5 ½ hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°.
  • Remove turkey and vegetables to a large platter to serve.
  • Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

Notes

NOTE: My pictures reflect the original recipe instructions. My instructions are based on what I think would be a better way to make this entree.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1499mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 11750IUVitamin C: 30.5mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword carrots, crockpot, gluten free, main dish, pot roast, potatoes, Slow Cooker, turkey
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If you enjoy turkey, this is a great way to get it throughout the year (and not have to wait for Thanksgiving!)

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This is a marvelous recipe to make for Sunday dinner.

If you’re looking for healthy recipes for your family, this one sure is.

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This savory and delicious Turkey Leg Pot Roast is sure to be a hit with your family!

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Turkey Leg Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This terrific #PotRoast uses #TurkeyLegs instead of beef! It's #healthy, #LowCalorie & #GlutenFree. So easy to throw together since it's made in the #SlowCooker! #Crockpot #turkey #potatoes #carrots #OnePotMeal #EasyDinnerRecipe #TurkeyLegPotRoast

Turkey Leg Pot Roast

Turkey Leg Pot Roast is delightful. This slow cooker recipe is a twist on the usual beef roasts by using turkey legs instead. Because it's made in the slow cooker it's incredibly easy to toss together. It's healthy, low calorie and gluten free. Plus, it's a great one-pot meal for hot, summer days when you don't want to turn on the oven! If you enjoy eating turkey more often than once a year, this is a great family dinner recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course Turkey Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium or large baking potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 ribs celery cut in 2 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion peeled and quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or quartered
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 turkey drumsticks (about ½ lb. each)
  • 2 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt or more, as desired
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Grease a slow cooker.
  • Pour chicken broth into slow cooker.
  • Top with turkey drumsticks.
  • Sprinkle with half of the seasonings.
  • Place potatoes and garlic over top of turkey.
  • Sprinkle with one-quarter of the seasonings.
  • Top with carrots, celery and onion.
  • Sprinkle with remaining seasonings.
  • Cover with lid.
  • Cook on low heat for 5 to 5 ½ hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°.
  • Remove turkey and vegetables to a large platter to serve.
  • Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

Notes

NOTE: My pictures reflect the original recipe instructions. My instructions are based on what I think would be a better way to make this entree.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1499mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 11750IUVitamin C: 30.5mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
Keyword carrots, crockpot, gluten free, main dish, pot roast, potatoes, Slow Cooker, turkey
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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