Recipes Using Turkey

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Turkey is, of course, the star of Thanksgiving dinner but it can be used for meals throughout the year. Ground turkey is often used as a substitute for hamburger in any recipe. Turkey makes wonderful sandwiches too.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 390 Posts
February 16, 2011


  • 6 small red potatoes (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter), unpeeled, and quartered
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2 lbs. turkey thighs, skinned
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. dry onion soup mix
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup


Place potatoes and carrots in 3 1/2 quart or 4 quart crock pot/slow cooker. Place turkey thighs over vegetables.

In medium bowl, combine flour and remaining ingredients; blend well. Pour over turkey. Cover; cook on high for 30 minutes.

Reduce setting to low; cook at least 7 hours or until turkey is fork tender, its juices run clear and vegetables are tender


By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 114 Posts
November 23, 2008

Simple and scrumptious.


*You can choose either the smoked or plain style turkey, according to your taste.


Make stuffing according to directions on box. Lay down 1 slice of turkey. Top turkey with cheese slice. Take 1/4 cup of stuffing and compress it slightly so that it will hold together. Place stuffing on top of the turkey and cheese slices.

Roll up jellyroll style. Secure with toothpicks to keep them from unrolling. Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with Pam and place the rolls into the dish. Pour the gravy over the rolls. (If I have extra dressing left, I put it in the spaces around or on top of the rolls.) Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.

Source: I got this recipe from a friend some time ago and have made it countless times. It's a request from my grown children and their wives. Now they are serving it to their friends and getting rave reviews as well. It really looks and tastes like you've spent hours, when in fact it's so simple you don't even need to follow the recipe once you have made it. When you are having just a few people for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, it's just as good as the turkey and dressing you work hours to prepare and tastes just as good. I can't wait to hear what you readers think of it.


By Sandy from Elon, NC

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
September 27, 2010

In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasonings. Pour milk into another shallow bowl. dip turkey in milk, then in the crumb mixture.

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June 15, 2010

Pull back the skin and add spices. Replace the skin. Add about a cup or so white grape juice. Place in pan and cover with lid or foil.


Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 1 and 1/2 hours.

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January 30, 2008

Prepare stuffing. Put a healthy dollop on each slice of turkey. Roll up and place in a baking dish. Pour gravy all over and make sure turkey is well coated.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
November 3, 2008

Simmer tomatoes and broth until liquid is reduced by one half. Add parsley, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, basil and thyme. Saute' mushrooms in a little butter in a pan until golden.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
June 12, 2008

Mix egg and milk together in small bowl. Dip turkey in flour, then in egg mixture. Roll in bread crumbs, coating well. Brown in butter in skillet. Season to taste.

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April 19, 2005

I have meat from turkey thighs extracted myself (I know it's a bit time-consuming) but it's one of the very cheapest I know. Any interesting recipes for using this meat, including when minced?



By Lynn T (Guest Post)
April 23, 20050 found this helpful
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I've never ever seen thighs sold in grocery stores. I even contacted Butterball or one of those places after first seeing this request, but never got a response. I think they use the thigh meat for ground turkey.


I sure wish they wouldn't. To me that has the best flavor of any of the turkey parts. I live in Arkansas and none of the stores here stock thighs.

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April 24, 20050 found this helpful
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After slicing the boneless raw turkey meat in thin pieces I place them in a plastic bag that has some flour and greek seasoning (I buy in the bulk food store) premixed in it. Shake and fry in olice oil. Very tasty and always a favorite here. Chicken breasts sliced, coated and fried this way are excellent too.

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November 6, 2011

This page contains recipes for using leftover turkey. Don't let that yummy leftover Thanksgiving turkey go to waste. From pot pies to turkey sandwiches, there are a multitude of ways to use up that leftover turkey.

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June 10, 2014

This page contains turkey salad recipes. Use that leftover turkey to make a delicious salad the next day.

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July 8, 2013

This page contains turkey pot pie recipes. A great recipe using your leftover turkey is a savory pot pie.

Turkey Pot Pie

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February 10, 2017

There are so many delicious chicken recipes that can be made using another popular poultry turkey. This is a page about replacing turkey with chicken in recipes.

A bowl of leftover turkey meat.

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October 1, 2019

If you choose to prepare a turkey breast rather than the entire bird, there are a lot of great recipes to choose from. This page contains several delicious turkey breast recipes.

A whole turkey breast being carved.

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November 27, 2018

Looking for a tasty ground turkey recipe? Try making this flavorful lentil soup with small turkey meatballs. This page contains a recipe for making lentil soup with turkey meatballs.

Lentil Soup With Turkey Meatballs in bowl

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November 17, 2012

Try substituting lean ground turkey for hamburger in your favorite recipes or prepare a recipe specifically intended for turkey. This page contains recipes using ground turkey.

Ground Turkey Skewers

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