Recipes For Leftover Turkey

Here are easy recipes you can do with your leftover turkey.

Super Easy Salad Recipes Using Leftover Turkey

Tortellini Turkey Salad


* 3 cups cut-up cooked turkey

* 2 cups deli marinated Italian vegetable salad, undrained

* ½ cup Caesar dressing

* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

* 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

* 1 tablespoon capers, drained, if desired

* 1 package (14 ounces) frozen precooked salad or tortellini, rinsed and drained

* shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

* freshly ground pepper (optional)

Mix all ingredients except tortellini in medium bowl. Add tortellini; toss. Serve with Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.

Pesto Turkey and Pasta

* 3 cups

uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (6 ounces)
* 2 cups cubed turkey breast
* ½ cup pesto
* 1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted red bell peppers
* Sliced ripe olives, if desired

Cook and drain pasta in 3-quart saucepan as directed on package.

Mix pasta, turkey, pesto, and bell peppers in saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until hot. Sprinkle with olives.

Turkey Couscous Salad

* 1 cup uncooked couscous
* ½ pound sliced cooked turkey breast, cut into 1/2 –inch strips
* 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
* ¾ cup plain yogurt
* ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
* 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
* ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Cook couscous as directed on package. Mix couscous, turkey, tomatoes, and olives in large bowl. Mix yogurt, mint, and vinegar; stir into couscous mixture. Top with cheese.


Turkey Sandwich Suggestions

Turkey Fajita Pitas


* ¼ cup thick-and-chunky salsa
* 4 pita breads (6 inches in diameter), cut in half to form pockets, you may also use burrito bread
* 1 pound thinly sliced cooked turkey
* 1 small red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips
* ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
* 4 slices (1 ounce each) Monterey Jack


Spoon salsa into pita bread halves.

Top with turkey, bell pepper, onion, and cheese.

Yield: 4 sandwiches


Curried Turkey Sandwiches


* 1 cup diced or cooked turkey
* 2/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
* ¼ cup sliced celery
* 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
* 1 tablespoon chutney
* ½ teaspoon curry powder
* Lettuce
* 8 slices raisin bread, toasted if desired

Mix all ingredients except lettuce and bread. Place lettuce on 4 slices of bread. Spoon about 1/3 cup turkey mixture onto each slice. Top with remaining bread.

Yield: 4 sandwiches


Leftover Turkey Soufflé


* 3 cups diced turkey or chicken
* 4 green onions, chopped
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup cooked rice
* 4 eggs, beaten
* 1 can (10 oz.) chicken broth
* 1 small can condensed milk
* 4 slices of bread torn in small pieces
* 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
* ½ teaspoon herbed seasoning
* Grated cheese

Sauté green onions in butter. Combine eggs, broth, condensed milk, bread, parsley, and herbed seasoning.

In a baking dish, add to this damp mixture the sautéed onion, turkey, salt, and rice. Cover it generously with grated sharp cheese. Bake it at 350? for forty-five minutes.

Article Written By Athena

Freelance writer since 2007 Content Provider Musician Educator Homeschooling WAHM

Last updated on 29-07-2016 2K 0

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