Roasted Turkey Wings with Savory Vegetables

Roasted turkey wings are a delicious and rustic alternative to a full Thanksgiving turkey. This recipe combines the rich, meaty flavor of turkey wings with a medley of savory vegetables, creating a wholesome and hearty meal that’s perfect for a Sunday dinner or any special occasion.


For the Turkey Wings:

  • 8 whole turkey wings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the Vegetable Bed:

  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary (or 1 tbsp dried rosemary)
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried thyme)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (for gravy, if desired)


Step 1: Prepare the Turkey Wings

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse the turkey wings and pat them dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and poultry seasoning. Brush the turkey wings with this mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Season the turkey wings with salt and black pepper to your taste.

Step 2: Create the Vegetable Bed

  1. In a large roasting pan or baking dish, create a bed of vegetables. Place the carrots, onions, celery, garlic, and fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme) at the bottom of the pan.
  2. Pour the chicken or turkey broth over the vegetables to keep them moist during cooking.

Step 3: Roast the Turkey Wings

  1. Place the seasoned turkey wings on top of the vegetable bed in the roasting pan.
  2. Cover the roasting pan with foil and roast in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  3. After the first hour, remove the foil to allow the turkey wings to brown.
  4. Continue roasting for another 30-45 minutes, or until the turkey wings are golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Step 4: Make Gravy (Optional)

  1. If you want to make gravy, remove the turkey wings from the roasting pan and set them aside to rest.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and stir in 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to create a roux.
  3. Pour the pan juices from the roasting pan into the saucepan with the roux, stirring constantly until it thickens into a gravy.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

  1. Arrange the roasted turkey wings on a platter and surround them with the savory roasted vegetables.
  2. If you’ve made gravy, pour it over the turkey wings or serve it on the side.
  3. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve your Roasted Turkey Wings with Savory Vegetables hot.


  • The fresh herbs can be substituted with dried herbs, but fresh herbs provide a more vibrant flavor.
  • The gravy is optional but adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish. Serve it on the side so your guests can drizzle it over their turkey wings if desired.

Roasted Turkey Wings with Savory Vegetables is a wholesome and delicious meal that captures the essence of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The roasted turkey wings, seasoned with poultry seasoning, and accompanied by a bed of savory vegetables, create a hearty and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any special occasion. Enjoy this rustic and comforting recipe!

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