Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes

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

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

Super Easy Salad Recipes Using Leftover Turkey

Tortellini Turkey Salad

Ingredients

  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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 cheese

Spoon salsa into pita bread halves.

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

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Curried Turkey Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 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

Ingredients

  • 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.

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