If you're looking for some delicious and innovative ways to prepare your turkey, look no further! I've gathered some of the best recipes from around the internet, all of which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. From savoury dishes to sweet treats, roast turkey with cranberry sauce to Thai-style peanut butter turkey, there's something here for everyone. So gather your ingredients from niyis.co.uk and get cooking!
A little background on Turkey
Turkey meat is the meat gotten from domesticated and wild turkeys. This poultry has been around since ancient times, and is especially popular in North America, where it is eaten traditionally as part of important cultural events like Christmas and Easter, and also in normal dishes.
Turkey has long been eaten by indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central America and the southern United States. The meat is leaner than chicken and beef, making it an excellent source of protein.
Some of the best turkey recipes are:
Turkey Pasta Casserole
This recipe combines pasta with ground turkey, cheese, and other ingredients to make a hearty casserole that will keep you satisfied until next Thanksgiving.
How to make Turkey Pasta Casserole
Medium-sized pasta (spaghetti can not be used)
Natural sweetener (honey or maple syrup)
Cook the pasta in the saucepan according to the instructions in the packet until it is half cooked. Book 1 cup of pasta water. Line up baking pans, preheat the oven to 350F degrees and find a large frying pan for roasting. Fry the onions and garlic for two to three minutes.
Add dried herbs, salt and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds while stirring several times. Add minced turkey, cook for another five to seven minutes, grind the meat into small pieces and stir occasionally. Add tomato sauce, honey, balsamic vinegar and pasta water. Stir, bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add kale and stir. Add the cooked pasta, stir and mix further.
Pour half of the mix into a casserole dish, sprinkle with a three-quarter cup of cheese, add the rest of the mix and sprinkle with the remaining one-quarter cup of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Serve this mashed turkey pasta recipe warm, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, and get ready for a second aid!
Things to note when preparing this meal
When choosing the pasta, pick the one that has a gap; this will enable it to hold more sauce. Use a skillet that goes from the stove to the oven, if you would like this dish cooked in one pot.
Remember to spray the casserole dish before adding the pasta, otherwise, it may stick to the ground. Please take a break before serving. Wait for the flavours to melt and the juice to settle a little so that it doesn't get sloppy when serving.
Why you should eat this dish
This dish is cost-effective, hearty, and quick to prepare. Since it is undercooked before it is baked, it can e stored in the freezer and still retain its texture.
Turkey Sloppy Joes
If you're looking for a quick meal that's easy to prepare, try making sloppy joes. These sandwiches combine ground turkey with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. You'll need only a few ingredients to make them!
How to make Turkey Sloppy Joes
Extra virgin olive oil
Diced onion, carrots, medium-sized bell pepper, and medium red bell pepper,
Turkey minced meat
In a large frying pan, over medium to high heat, heat the extra virgin olive oil. Once it gets hot, add the onions and garlic and fry until the onions are translucent. Put the minced turkey in a pan, and finely chop the meat with frequent stirring until the meat is browned.
Add carrots, peppers and red pepper, and cook for five minutes. As the vegetables start to soften, add the marinara sauce and the rest of the ingredients, stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, partially cover the pot, and cook for 10 minutes. Pour some into mini buns and serve.
Things to note when preparing this dish
Cooking this dish is quite fast, so I will advise you to prepare all the ingredients down — chopping and mincing. To get a crunchy texture for your buns, try toasting them. Also, it is advised to use gluten-free buns.
Why you should eat Turkey Sloppy Joes
Turkey sloppy joes are not just healthy because of the vegetables and lean meat used in its preparation, but because it is a versatile dish. It can be used over pasta, mashed potatoes, waffles, rice, and many others.
Turkey Taco Salad
Sloppy Joes are one of those dishes that everyone loves, so why not add a little twist by serving them as tacos instead of sandwiches? This recipe combines ground turkey with taco seasoning, corn chips, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. It's a tasty combination that will impress your guests.
How to make Turkey Taco Salad
Spices (salt, cumin, pepper, ginger and garlic powder, etc.)
Flour or corn tortillas
Black beans or pinto beans
Bake the flour or corn tortillas. Spice the turkey in a large non-stick pot and mix the dressing ingredients (the tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, etc). Place the romaine lettuce in a serving bowl, add the ingredients for the salad, and decorate the dressing. Mix, sprinkle with the baked tortilla strips and serve.
Things to note when preparing this dish
The mixed and decorated salad should be eaten some hours after serving. The individual ingredients can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator, pending when the dressing would be made.
The leftover of this dish can be warmed by steaming or used to prepare other dishes like tacos and nachos.
Why you should eat Turkey Taco Salad
It is a general knowledge that salads are healthy dishes, because of the numerous vegetables added to them; it gives the salad so many nutrients that are beneficial to the individual eating it.
So, taking it a notch higher and adding meat, which serves as a protein, will make the dish burst with nutrients, and when this protein used for the salad is lean meat like turkey, we are convinced that the salad is not just three times healthier than a usual salad, but also that it would be a filling meal.
I’m pretty sure you will be aware that dishes like this would be packed with allergens, because of the numerous different ingredients used in their preparation.
So, if you go through the ingredients listed under the different recipes, and notice that you have allergies to any of them, you might want to stay away from that dish; however, if you want to eat the turkey dish regardless, to avoid triggering your allergies, you can find the substitute ingredients to use that work in hand with your allergies.
If peradventure, you eat any of these turkey dishes and you are triggered because you were not aware you had allergies to certain ingredients used in making them, then do not hesitate to see your doctor for medical advice and prescriptions.
Where to buy ingredients to prepare these turkey dishes
Ingredients used in making these turkey dishes can be found easily at your local markets or supermarkets. They can also be found at online stores. If you are looking for a reputable online store that sells these ingredients, and a variety of other grocery and household items, and can deliver to your doorstep in the UK, then you are in the right place.
Have you always been cooking your turkey in boring ways? Or for special celebrations like Christmas, New Year, Easter, and Thanksgiving celebrations, do you keep looking to diversify your use of turkey? Well, these recipes should help you out.
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So, keep your knives sharpened, and your oven heating, you are about to be blown away by more mouth-watering turkey dishes!