38 Quick-Fix Turkey Recipes For All The Busy Bees
Let's face it, there's not much turkey can't do. Sliced, shredded, smoked, and ground, there's endless ways to serve this classic main. Want to make meal prep a breeze? Take your leftover holiday turkey or roast a turkey at the beginning of the week to create simple meals that will last you the whole week. Our collection of easy turkey recipes transforms your everyday bird into tasty sandwiches, soups, and casseroles. These recipes are perfect for a light lunch, a busy weeknight dinner, or a quick and healthy snack. Turkey is the star of the show in these easy and tasty dishes.
Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage
Turkey sausage is a hearty addition to this tasty soup.
Turkey Salad Recipe
Recipe: Turkey Salad Recipe
Take your leftover turkey and transform it into our best-ever Turkey Salad.
Leftover Turkey Hash
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Hash
Breakfast is served—eggs are sunny side up with a side of turkey hash.
Leftover Turkey Casserole
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Casserole
No one can resist the tastiness of this creamy, turkey casserole.
Recipe: Turkey Meatballs
Pair these tender meatballs with your choice of pasta or rice for a one-pan supper.
Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich Recipe
Crisp apple slices add a fresh crunch to this classic turkey sandwich.
Turkey, Brie, and Fig Pressed Sandwiches
These elegant sandwiches are perfect to make for a weekday lunch.
Smoked Turkey-and-Andouille Gumbo Recipe
Smoked turkey adds a hearty flavor to this classic gumbo.
Turkey Grilled Cheese Recipe with Gruyere and Caramelized Onion
Not your ordinary grilled cheese, this delicious sandwich is packed with turkey, caramelized onions, and Gruyère cheese.
Leftover Turkey Quesadillas
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas
Containing only five ingredients, these simple quesadillas are made for your busy weeknights.
Turkey-Noodle-Poppy Seed Casserole Recipe
Leftover turkey got a delicious Southern makeover with this casserole dish.
Turkey, Pesto, and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich Recipe
Turkey and pesto come together to create a savory sandwich masterpiece.
Turkey and Pimiento Cheese Sandwich Recipe
To make this Southern-approved, we spread pimiento cheese on our turkey club.
Wedge Salad with Turkey and Blue Cheese-Buttermilk Dressing Recipe
Cubed turkey adds protein to this simple wedge salad.
Healthy Turkey Lasagna
Recipe: Healthy Turkey Lasagna
Turkey adds a healthy twist to this delectable lasagna.
Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup
Recipe: Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup
Shredded turkey makes its flavorful debut in this spicy gumbo.
Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato Chili
Hot and savory flavors are in every bite of this delicious chili.
Turkey Tortellini Soup with Greens
Ready in under 30 minutes, this luscious soup is filled with healthy greens and shredded turkey.
Turkey-and-Collard Green Stew Recipe
Warm up to this yummy and savory soup during those winter days.
Ranch Turkey Burgers Recipe
Recipe: Ranch Turkey Burgers Recipe
Ground turkey is transformed into this juicy buttermilk burger.
Recipe: Turkey Panini
Take your holiday leftovers and craft them into this melted turkey panini.
Turkey and Spinach Meatball Sandwiches Recipe
Turkey and spinach form together to create a healthy and filling sandwich.
Nutty Turkey Cutlets
Recipe: Strawberry-Turkey-Brie Panini
Strawberries and basil give each bite of this savory cheese-filled sandwich a garden-fresh taste. Red pepper jelly adds a hint of heat.
Spice-Rubbed Grilled Turkey Tenderloins
Brown sugar and spices―cumin, red pepper, ginger, and coriander―make a savory rub for grilled turkey tenderloins. For a simple side, throw some asparagus or other veggies on the grill while it’s still hot.
Toasted Pecan, Cranberry, and Gorgonzola Turkey Burgers
Combine toasted pecans and Gorgonzola cheese with ground turkey for a dressed-up, healthy burger. Serve burgers with three-ingredient Cranberry Mustard and baby spinach on a toasted bun.
Recipe: Turkey Scaloppine
Thin cuts of meat such as turkey cutlets cook quickly with Italian-style scaloppine preparation. Dredge the cutlets in flour and Cajun seasonings, sauté in olive oil, and drizzle with a simple white wine sauce. Serve with sautéed zucchini slices.
Layered Cornbread-and-Turkey Salad
Layer crisp yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, cornbread, Swiss cheese, and bacon. Then mix with a tangy buttermilk-Parmesan-peppercorn dressing and chill until dinnertime.
Recipe: Turkey Piccata
For a savory, citrus-fresh meal, cook flour-dredged turkey cutlets in a hot skillet and top with a simple lemon-white wine sauce and salty capers. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Mediterranean Turkey Cutlets and Pasta
Cooked quickly in a skillet, Greek-seasoned turkey cutlets are the perfect accompaniment to fettuccine with sautéed red onion, tomatoes and olives.
Turkey, Bacon, and Havarti Sandwich
This recipe stacks deli turkey, mild Havarti cheese, roasted red bell peppers, bacon slices, and balsamic vinaigrette a fresh sourdough loaf. Substitute Muenster or Swiss cheese for Havarti if that’s what you have on hand.
Bourbon-Cranberry Turkey Tenderloin
Cranberry sauce, brown sugar, bourbon, and orange rind coat this tenderloin before it’s grilled and again afterward. Serve orange slices for a surprising, fresh side dish.
Crispy Ginger-and-Garlic Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are a healthy way to please eaters of all ages. These feature a medley of Asian flavors―shiitake mushrooms, teriyaki, peanut putter, sesame oil, hoisin sauce―mixed with ground turkey.
Recipe: Turkey-Artichoke-Pecan Salad
Toss turkey, artichoke hearts, green onions, chopped toasted pecans, and feta cheese in simple red wine vinaigrette for an easy, fresh way to use leftover turkey. Serve this main-dish salad with pita bread.
Creamy Tex-Mex Cornbread Bake
Recipe: Creamy Tex-Mex Cornbread Bake
Use ground turkey and low-fat soup and milk to lighten up this hearty casserole.
Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers
Turkey and Rice With Veggies
Recipe: Turkey and Rice With Veggies
Ready-to-serve garden vegetable rice and canned diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano keep this ingredient list down to three items. With a prep and cook time of seven minutes, you can’t beat the ease of this recipe.
Smoked Turkey Wraps
Recipe: Smoked Turkey Wraps
Garlic-and-herb cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions pack these turkey wraps with taste. Serve with pasta or fruit salad for a perfect picnic, tailgate, or weeknight supper.