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14 Tasty Turkey Recipes from The Slow Roasted Italian

We love turkey recipes, obviously.  So we get positively giddy when we find others who love them as much as we do!

Recently, we stumbled upon The Slow Roasted Italian – this husband/wife team creates amazing recipes and blogs about them together.  Donna is originally from Florida, but Chad hails from Iowa (or “God’s Country,” as they call it on their blog!)

You will love these turkey recipes: everything from kid-friendly veggie turkey meatballs to a traditional herb roasted turkey.  The Slow Roasted Italian‘s recipes are a testament to the versatility of turkey!

turkey recipes


hearty tex mex breakfast burrito

Hearty Tex-Mex Breakfast Burrito

Over 40 grams of protein and less than 400 calories…this breakfast burrito is amazing!



cheesy farfalle with turkey and peasCheesy Farfalle with Turkey and Peas

This is a great, easy weeknight meal that kids and grownups will love!



Little Kick Jalapeno turkey burger

“Little Kick” Turkey Jalapeno Burger

A fiery burger, perfect with a margarita on a warm summer night!




Simple Herb Roasted Turkey

Donna’s take on the classic Thanksgiving Bird!



southwestern turkey meatloaf

Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf

At 267 calories per serving, we think you should have seconds!



broccoli-cheddar-turkey-egg bowl

Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Egg Bowl

High protein breakfast – make it on the weekend and then reheat throughout the week!



Fully-Loaded-Tex-Mex-Turkey Burger

Fully Loaded Tex Mex Turkey Burger

Crunchy, creamy, hearty and flavorful a burger so fantastic you can’t help but eat 2, or 3…. 



munchkin-veggie-turkey meatballsMunchkin Meatballs

Kid friendly, mommy approved.  Mini-meatballs with zucchini and carrot.



20 minute homemade taco bowls with turkey

20 Minute Homemade Turkey Taco Bowls

This fun twist on an ordinary taco night is just what your family night needs!



tsri-ravioli-and-sasauge-skillet-30-minute-mealRavioli and Sausage Skillet
30 Minutes, one skillet, and enough inactive time to clean the kitchen:  this is perfect.








 Green-Chile-Cheese-and-SausGreen Chile and Cheese Sausage Poppers

Makes 100 mini meatballs – great for parties, or freeze and reheat as a quick snack!



dash-italian-mini-meatloafCheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf Cups

Fabulous Italian flavors in a moist cheesy meatloaf. Turning meatloaf into a family favorite is as easy as following this simple recipe!


cheesy-sun-dried-tomato-meaCheesy Sun-dried Tomato Meatball Poppers

Game day or Valentine’s Day these are an impressive appetizer! 



Chipotle Bacon Monte Cristo tsri-chipotle-bacon-monte-cristo-sandwichesSandwiches

Spicy Chipotle Pepper sauce spread over bread topped with mild cheddar cheese, turkey slices and bacon. 







Donna and Chad also have dozens of other amazing recipes on their site – be sure to check it out and tell them we sent you!



turkey salad recipe

Turkey Wild Rice Salad with Grapes Recipe

I know, I know.  This is a fairly summery salad, and here in Iowa winter is still hanging around.  But maybe these fresh flavors will trick you into thinking that warmer weather has arrived?turkey salad recipe


Turkey Wild Rice Salad Recipe
This award winning salad from the Iowa State Fair is a great make-ahead meal. Stir in the grapes and cashews just before serving.
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  1. 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/3 cup light sour cream
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  5. 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  6. 3 cups cooked wild rice
  7. 1/3 cup finely sliced green onion
  8. 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and diced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1 teaspoon curry
  12. 1 cup halved green grapes
  13. 1 cup salted cashews
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, blend together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and tarragon; set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl combine turkey, wild rice, onions, water chestnuts, salt, pepper and curry. Stir in mayonnaise mixture until well blended.
  4. 4. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.
  5. 5. Before serving, fold in grapes and cashews.
  1. 1 serving: calories 398, protein 22.1 g, fat 18.2 g (saturated fat 3.7 g), cholesterol 41.9 mg, sodium 280.9 mg, carbohydrate 39.8 g, fiber 3.3 g
Iowa Turkey Federation
By the way, here’s another great turkey recipe for summer!

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin Recipe



turkey and spinach salad in parmesan bowls

Turkey & Spinach Salad in Parmesan Bowls

Chef Glenn Feeny’s award winning salad from the National Turkey Federation’s “Turkey with a Twist” competition is creatively served in Parmesan cheese bowls.

turkey and spinach salad in parmesan bowls


Turkey and Spinach Salad in Parmesan Bowls
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  1. 1 cup cranberry juice
  2. 2 teaspoons sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  4. 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar OR apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 cup frozen raspberries in syrup
  6. 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  7. 1 1/3 cups coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  9. 4 cups spinach leaves, torn into pieces
  10. 1 pound cubed cooked turkey
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In a medium saucepan, stir together cranberry juice, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cool. Add raspberry vinegar and frozen raspberries. Set aside.
  3. 3. Toast hazelnuts on a baking sheet in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for about 10 minutes. Cool. Coarsely chop.
  4. 4. Prepare Parmesan shell by spraying an 8-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Heat pan over medium heat.
  5. 5. For each shell add 1/3 cup coarsely graded Parmesan to the bottom of the pan, distributing the cheese evenly across the pan. Allow the cheese to bubble for about 30 seconds before adding an additional 1/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan.
  6. 6. When the cheese starts to turn golden brown, remove from the pan and place over a mold or an inverted small stainless steel bowl. Cool.
  7. 7. In a large bowl, toss spinach, turkey and hazelnuts. Divide salad among the cooled Parmesan shells. Serve immediately with the dressing on the side.
  1. Makes 4 servings.
Iowa Turkey Federation
southwestern turkey salad

Southwestern Turkey Salad

Try this southwestern pasta salad at your graduation party or casual potluck.  The secret ingredient is cilantro, which adds color and a burst of fresh flavor.  (Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for this dish!)

southwestern turkey salad


Southwestern Turkey Salad
Try this southwestern pasta salad at your graduation party or casual potluck. The secret ingredient is cilantro, which adds color and a burst of fresh flavor. (Use leftover Thanksgiving turkey for this dish!)
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  1. 8 ounces rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
  3. 1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  4. 2 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  5. 2 cups seeded and chopped tomatoes, divided
  6. 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  7. 1 teaspoon cilantro leaves
  8. 3 tablespoons light olive oil
  9. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  10. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  11. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  12. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In large bowl combine pasta, turkey, olives, cheese, 1 cup tomatoes and green onion.
  3. 3. In blender or food processor combine cilantro, remaining tomatoes, oil, vinegar, garlic, cumin and chili powder. Process until smooth.
  4. 4. Combine dressing and salad mixture. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  1. Makes 6 servings.
  2. 1 serving: Calories 316, Protein 15.1 g, Fat 13.7 g (saturated 3.7 g), Cholesterol 27.7 mg, Sodium 254.2 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Fiber 3 g
Iowa Turkey Federation