contributed collaborative post // From freshly cut turkey strips that can be enjoyed as a snack, diced turkey pieces that can be enjoyed hot and cold, and even to how convenient and quick the length of time to boil turkey wings are – there’s no denying that turkey is a versatile meat option that can be enjoyed in many ways – not just around Christmas.
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But, out of them all, what are some of the best (and most delicious) ways to cook and enjoy turkey? If you’re currently in need of some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Just keep reading to discover 5 delicious ways you can eat turkey!
Mixed into Comforting Casseroles
Kicking list off, the first delicious way that you can eat turkey is by adding it to casserole dishes, and this option also just so happens to be perfect for preventing leftover turkey from going to waste, too. In need of casserole inspiration? No problem! Just mix some onion, carrot, potato, garlic and all the other usual ingredients into your casserole pot of choice and after leaving it to cook for 30 minutes, go ahead and add in your turkey pieces.
To make your casserole extra comforting, we recommend pairing your prepared turkey casserole with some fresh pieces of warm bread – both white and brown will work great. It’s as easy as that!
Used as Hearty Pizza Toppings
Whether you find yourself reaching for instant pizzas throughout the busy week or you like to prepare your own from scratch – turkey is the perfect meat topping to all kinds of pizza. If you’re interested in trying out this option next time you have some leftover turkey to use, we recommend carefully chopping up your turkey into smaller pieces so that you will then be able to evenly distribute the turkey across the top of your pizza of choice.
Top Tip: If you really want to impress your friends and family, why don’t you consider pairing your turkey toppings with a barbecue pizza base? The sweetness of the barbecue sauce compliments the saltiness of the turkey perfectly, creating a delicious balance between savory and sweet that’s simply sure to be a hit.
Added to Mediterranean-Style Couscous
As we’re sure you’re aware by now, turkey is definitely one of the most versatile meats around. Thanks to that, it means that, unlike other meat options, turkey can be included in a variety of different dishes from cuisines all over the world! As it just so happens, turkey works very well in Mediterranean-style couscous, which is exactly why we’ve featured it on this list.
If you’ve never prepared this dish before, it couldn’t be easier to prepare. If you’d like to make it next time you have some leftover turkey going spare, all you will need to do is simply combine your couscous with tomatoes, celery and turkey into a bowl and give it a stir. Then, top with a dash of olive oil and black pepper and enjoy!
Diced and stirred into Homemade Pasta
If you love nothing more than preparing your very own homemade pasta during the week, one way that you can bulk out your dish and make it even more tasty is by opting to include your turkey. All you’ll need to do is simply slice and dice your turkey and then toss it into your prepared pasta, give it a stir and serve hot – it’ll become a favorite in your household.
Enjoyed as a Healthy and Tasty Snack!
Last but certainly not least, the final way that you can enjoy turkey is on its own as a healthy snack. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also a great source of protein, is full to the brim with essential minerals and vitamins and is also low in fat, too. What more could you want? When you find yourself getting peckish in-between meals, reach for freshly sliced turkey or turkey wings to help you power through. You’ll love it!
Top Tip: If you don’t want to eat your turkey on its own, we recommend pairing it with cream cheese or guacamole! Both of these make great dips and are ideal for making your turkey snacks a little more filling.
We hope that this guide has been able to provide you with all of the inspiration needed to enjoy your turkey in deliciously different ways. The only question left to ask is, which dining option from our list are you going to try out first? Thanks for reading!
This looks really good
Lots of good ideas!
Bloody love a casserole and Mediterranean style salads (currently living off those for my lunches 😂)
I love it diced in pasta. Tastes so good. Thanks for the great ideas 🙂