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How to Cook Turkey Legs in the Crock Pot

Cooking turkey legs in the crock pot is an easy and delicious way to enjoy a classic Thanksgiving favorite all year round. When cooked correctly, these tender and juicy turkey legs can be served as a main course, side, or snack. With a few simple instructions, you can be enjoying tender, flavorful turkey legs in no time!

What You Need

  • 2 to 4 turkey legs
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite seasonings (optional)


  1. Place the turkey legs in the crock pot.
  2. If desired, season with your favorite seasoning.
  3. Fill the crock pot with enough water to cover the turkey legs.
  4. Set the crock-pot to low heat and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. After 6 to 8 hours, carefully remove the turkey legs from the pot and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Turkey legs are a great way to add flavor and variety to a variety of meals. Some of our favorite ways to use cooked turkey legs are as an:

  • entrée served over rice and with steamed vegetables
  • elevated sandwich filling, either in a wrap or served open-faced
  • salad topping with a balsamic vinaigrette
  • taco filling, either as the only protein or combined with beans


By following the steps above, you can have flavorful and tender turkey legs in just 6 to 8 hrs. Try serving them with one of our suggested options or create your own delicious variations! Have fun and enjoy!

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