There are several ways that you can roast turkey thighs, and one of the more common ways is preparing them with stuffing or dressing. The thigh is a large piece of dark meat and is often made in place of roasting an entire bird. While you can typically roast turkey thighs in a much shorter time than an entire turkey would take, you might be able to enjoy the taste of turkey much more often provided you only use the thighs of the bird. For added flavor, you may want to include some additional spices when you roast turkey thighs as compared to when you roast an entire turkey.
Roast turkey thighs are a good option for enjoying the taste of turkey at a meal without the extensive preparation required for cooking a whole bird. The large piece of meat found on the turkey thigh will provide a nice portion of meat to serve on any occasion. The time required to roast turkey thighs is comparable to what it takes to prepare a small roast, in most cases. Most thighs are sold fresh and not frozen, further reducing the time it will take you to cook the entire meal.
If you intend to roast turkey thighs alone, you will want to clean and dress the thighs prior to placing them into a roasting pan. Trim any excess fat you might find from the thighs and place them in the pan, skin-side up. You can apply any type of herbs and spices that you enjoy on the turkey before placing an aluminum foil cover over the pan and placing it in a hot oven. You will want to roast the thighs in the oven at a medium-high heat until the meat begins to pull away from the bones. You can uncover the thighs for the final 10 or 15 minutes to encourage browning and crisping of the skin.
When you roast turkey thighs with dressing, you should prepare the turkey as normal and place it in the roasting pan. You can make your stuffing from scratch as you would normally prepare it to stuff a bird, however, you will want to pack it around the thighs in the roasting pan and then cover it with foil. This preparation method can also be accomplished with a boxed stuffing mix. Once the stuffing is packed around the thighs in the pan, the turkey thighs should be roasted until nearly done, then finished by removing the foil cover and allowing the entire pan of food to brown.