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How to Bake Turkey Wings with Gravy

Baked Turkey Wings with Gravy

When you are thinking holiday dinner, turkey is usually the first thing that comes to your mind. This bird is not tasteful but is perfect when you have many mouths to feed. Although roasting it whole serves the purpose, you can cook the wings separately and enjoy a delicious meal. You might overlook turkey wings, but they do come in handy, and you can make them with delicious gravy. So if you are wondering how to bake turkey wings with gravy…we have just the right recipe for you to follow!

 

Can You Bake Turkey Wings with Gravy?

You might find turkey wings not the right cut for dinner but trust me, they taste just as good as any other cut. In fact, you can prepare Turkey Wings with Gravy. Baking them in the oven is just the right way to cook them. It is convenient and offers a delicious end result. Plus, when you are planning a wholesome dinner for friends and family, turkey wings with gravy are a perfect choice.

 

Tips to Remember

Keep these tips in mind when baking turkey wings with gravy:

  • Although this recipe calls for turkey wings, you can cook it using turkey thigh or leg as well.
  • If using frozen turkey wings, thaw them completely first. You can do that by placing them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • You can season the wings with different spices and seasonings of your choice. You can also use sauces to create Asian-inspired flavors.
  • If you want to make the dish ahead of time, bake the turkey wings separately and store them. Similarly, make the gravy separately and store it until you combine the two components to make the dish.

 

What to Serve with Baked Turkey Wings with Gravy

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This delicious dish goes well with almost any side dish, but we have a few amazing ideas for you to try!

  • Mashed potatoes: serving delicious turkey wings and a silky gravy over a bed of mashed potatoes is the right way to enjoy the dish!
  • Roasted vegetables: Serve this baked turkey wing and gravy dish with roasted vegetables like potatoes, green beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc. and enjoy a crunch. Roasted vegetables also add nutrition to the dish making it a perfect and wholesome meal.
  • Cranberry sauce: Cranberry sauce with turkey is a must, especially for food holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it any other time of the year. The sweet and tart flavor from the sauce pairs very well with the rich, savory turkey wings and gravy.
  • Rice/quinoa: Serve this dish with cooked white or brown rice. Moreover, you can also serve it with quinoa.
  • Bean salad: A hearty bean salad also adds texture and flavor to your dish. It serves as a perfect side dish with turkey. You can, however, serve it with any salad you like. The freshness of the salad is a nice compliment to the dish.

 

How to Store Baked Turkey Wings with Gravy

Storing leftover Turkey Wings with Gravy is easy. However, you have to keep a few points in mind. These are:

  • Make sure the dish is completely cool before you store it.
  • Place it in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • If you want to store it for longer, freezing it is a good choice. Place it in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to three months. Don’t forget to label the container with the date.
  • You can thaw frozen turkey wings with gravy and reheat them in the oven to enjoy later.

 

 

How to Bake Turkey Wings with Gravy

Baked Turkey Wings with Gravy

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4 to 6

 

Ingredients

For the Wings

  • 4 lb. turkey wings split into flats and drums
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt

 

For the Gravy

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pan drippings from wings
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅛ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Red chili flakes

 

Instructions

  1. Prepare the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F. Transfer the turkey wings to a roasting pan and drizzle some olive oil.
  2. Mix minced garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the spice mixture over the turkey wings and toss gently to make an even coating.
  4. Spread onions on coated wings and cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
  5. After 60 minutes, take the wings out of the oven and transfer the drippings to a measuring cup. Set aside.

To make the gravy:

  1. Add butter to a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  2. Add flour and red chili flakes, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Then pour in reserved drippings and gradually add the stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until it becomes slightly thick.
  4. Once slight thickness is achieved, pour the gravy over the turkey wings and transfer them back to the oven; bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until soft and thoroughly cooked.
  5. Once done, remove the wings from the oven and serve hot with rice.
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How to Bake Turkey Wings with Gravy

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes; Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients
  

  • For the Wings
  • 4 lb. turkey wings split into flats and drums
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • For the Gravy
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Pan drippings from wings
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Red chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F. Transfer the turkey wings to a roasting pan and drizzle some olive oil.
  • Mix minced garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Pour the spice mixture over the turkey wings and toss gently to make an even coating.
  • Spread onions on coated wings and cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
  • After 60 minutes, take the wings out of the oven and transfer the drippings to a measuring cup. Set aside.
  • To make the gravy:
  • Add butter to a skillet over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add flour and red chili flakes, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Then pour in reserved drippings and gradually add the stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until it becomes slightly thick.
  • Once slight thickness is achieved, pour the gravy over the turkey wings and transfer them back to the oven; bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until soft and thoroughly cooked.
  • Once done, remove the wings from the oven and serve hot with rice.

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Author

  • Laurie Graves

    Laurie is a 50-something wife and boy mom, who loves to share easy recipes, DIY home ideas, and food hacks. She truly believes that with a little inspiration, anyone can make their home and meals feel special.

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