Bridgette’s Smothered Turkey necks

Bridgette Medley


This Smothered turkey neck recipe is one of my childhood favorites my mother would prepare for Sunday dinner. For Thanksgiving we would fight over the one turkey neck, (knowing that daddy would be the one to get it), so Momma would prepare this on a Sunday so everyone would be able to have one or two. They are tender, delicious and worth the effort to prepare. My momma serve it with green peas and potato salad, just the way I prepared mine. I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.


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20 Min
3 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 c
    onions chopped
  • 1/2 c
    celery chopped
  • 1/2 c
    green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pkg
    turkey necks
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    chef gone mad cajun nola or all purpose seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    tony chachere brown gravy mix (prepared as directed on the container)

How to Make Bridgette’s Smothered Turkey necks


  1. 1. Heat your pan and add oil and butter. I used my Montell Williams counter top (crockpot/stove/oven) it does a lot on the counter top without heating up the kitchen.
  2. 2. Season the turkey necks with Chef gone Mad, onion powder and garlic powder and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. 3. Add the turkey necks to hot oil. I fried on each side for 1 minute just to brown and removed to continue frying the rest of the turkey necks.
  4. 4. Set turkey necks to the side
  5. 5. Add celery and bell peppers to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.
  6. 6. Add onions and fry for 5 minutes
  7. 7. Add gravy to the pan and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste the gravy and add more seasoning to your taste if necessary.
  8. 8. Return turkey necks and drippings to gravy and I let it cook on crockpot on high for 3 hours, don’t forget to check and stir, make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the crockpot.
  9. 9. If you’re using a regular pot, let the turkey necks simmer until they are as tender as you desire. I like my turkey necks very tender almost “falling off the bone”.
  10. 10. I served mine with rice, buttery green peas and potato salad, bcuz that’s how I like to eat mine.

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About Bridgette’s Smothered Turkey necks

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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