Oven Baked Turkey Wings with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Try this incredibly juicy and delicious recipe for oven-baked turkey wings with cream of mushroom soup. The addition of soup gives this dish an extra creamy consistency and a lovely flavor that will have your taste buds singing.

Close-up photo of browned turkey wings in cream sauce

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about baking turkey wings with cream of mushroom soup at first. It sounded like a bold and adventurous move, but the result was absolutely amazing. The dish turned out to be incredibly flavorful, creamy, and the turkey wings were melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Where to Buy Turkey Wings

Finding turkey wings outside of the Thanksgiving season can sometimes be a challenge. If you can’t find them in your local store, try searching online. However, I was fortunate enough to find them in my supermarket. Typically, they can be found in the meat and poultry section, either in the refrigerated or frozen aisle.

Raw whole turkey wing on a brown cutting board

How to Thaw Properly

Not everyone has access to fresh turkey wings, so proper thawing is crucial to retain the juices and prevent the wings from drying out. Start by removing the turkey wings from the freezer and placing them in a medium-sized bowl in the refrigerator. This will collect any juices and keep your fridge clean. Allow them to thaw overnight for the best results. If you’re short on time, you can also defrost the wings on the counter, but I don’t recommend this method.

How to Bake Turkey Wings in the Oven

Begin by washing the turkey wings under cold running water. I always wash poultry and any other kind of meat before cooking, but you can skip this step if you prefer. Pat dry the wings with a paper towel. If the wings are not pre-cut, use a sharp knife to separate them into three sections. Season them with salt, pepper, minced garlic, and drizzle some olive oil on top. Set them aside.

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Next, pour the entire can of cream of mushroom soup into a baking dish. Don’t forget to preheat the oven. Place the turkey wings on top of the cream of mushroom soup and stir them around, ensuring that they are completely covered by the soup. Arrange the wings evenly in the baking dish, making sure they don’t overlap each other.

Brush each turkey wing with some hot sauce for an extra kick of flavor and color. If you prefer a milder taste, feel free to skip this step. Finally, cover the baking dish tightly with foil and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 1 hour. Once cooked, you can enjoy them as is, or if you prefer crispy skin, place the baking dish under the broiler for 5 minutes to achieve a lovely brown color.

Time and Temperature

Baked turkey wings will be ready in approximately 1 hour when cooked in a 400-degree oven. To ensure they are done, use an instant meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The cooked wings should reach a minimum temperature of 165 degrees. They will likely be even hotter but still tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Turkey wings have a high fat content, so it’s okay to slightly overcook them. Unlike turkey breast, which can become dry if overcooked, wings remain moist and tender.

Baked wings in mushroom sauce

Side Dishes

You can enjoy these turkey wings on their own, as the sauce is incredibly creamy. However, if you’d like to pair them with sides, my personal favorite is mashed potatoes. The creamy and flavorful potatoes complement the juicy turkey wings perfectly.

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For a healthier option, consider serving the wings with a garden vegetable salad. Simply mix cucumbers, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Add a splash of olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. The freshness of the salad balances out the richness of the turkey wings.

Another fantastic option is to serve the wings with steamed white rice. Pour some of the cream sauce over the rice for a delicious combination of flavors.

Leftovers

If you have any leftover baked turkey wings, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, you can reheat them in two ways. One option is to heat them in the microwave for a couple of minutes in a microwave-safe bowl. The other option is to heat them in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes until hot.

Give this mouthwatering recipe for oven-baked turkey wings with cream of mushroom soup a try, and you won’t be disappointed. For more turkey recipes and other cooking inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.