Lighten up a weeknight meal with one of these tasty and easy turkey recipes.
Nutty Turkey Cutlets
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.
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.
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.