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12 turkey recipes

12 Turkey Recipes from “Hot Eats and Cool Reads”

12 turkey recipes
 
From time to time, we come across great food bloggers who cook with our favorite protein – turkey!  Sheena, from Hot Eats and Cool Reads, blogs from Minnesota, which happens to be the top turkey producing state in the US.  (Iowa ranks 9th for number of turkeys raised and 5th for the amount of turkey processed.)
 
Sheena specializes in recipes that are homemade, easy and affordable.  She loves using turkey because it’s versatile and easy on the budget.  “I also love using turkey to make recipes healthier, when we want something lighter on the menu!”
 
Here are a dozen turkey recipes from Sheena – one for every month of the year! Click on the recipe title or picture to see the recipe at Hot Eats and Cool Reads.
 
Slow Cooker smoked turkey red beans and rice
 
Slow Cooker Smoked Turkey Red Beans and Rice: Pure comfort food made in the slow cooker! Great smokey flavor and so hearty!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey Burger Hobo Packs: Great for camping, or at home! The burger and veggies are so delicious and perfectly cooked!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Farmhouse BBQ Muffins: 30 minute meal the whole family will love! Full of BBQ goodness!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bacon, Turkey and Broccoli Grilled Cheese: This is the ultimate grilled cheese! Tons of flavor and perfect served with a bowl of soup!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cream Cheese Turkey and Vegetable Soup Recipe Cream Cheese Turkey and Vegetable Soup: Cream cheese goodness mixed with turkey and veggies! Perfect for a cold winter day! 

 
 
 
 

Turkey and Cranberry Thanksgiving Quesadillas

 
Turkey and Cranberry Thanksgiving Quesadillas: Fast and easy recipe that’s perfect for using Thanksgiving leftovers! Sweet and savory with cheesy goodness!
 
 
 
 
 
 
222382_421968577875413_274363288_n DSC_0023a DSC_0004a DSC_0001a Grilled Tomato and Basil Turkey Burger

 
Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey: This recipe is pure soul food! Great addition to any Sunday dinner!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Ultimate McMuffin: The best breakfast sandwich ever! You won’t find this at any fast food restaurant!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey, Barley and Vegetable Soup: Light, hearty and full of flavor! Great for meals any day of the week!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Linguine with Ground Turkey Meatballs and Marinara: Flavorful turkey meatballs served with pasta and marinara! The whole family will love this recipe!

 
 
 
 
Grilled Basil and Tomato Turkey Burgers: These burgers scream summer time! Full of basil and garlic, bursting with flavor!
 
 
 
 
 
turkey burger lemon dill sauceTurkey Burgers with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce: Healthy and delicious burger topped off with a delicious lemony yogurt sauce! Great for weeknights!
 
Orzo and Kale turkey soup (4)

Orzo & Kale Turkey Soup Recipe

 

This is a really hearty soup and a great way to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. My five year old gobbled it up and asked for ‘more please’.

 

 Orzo and Kale turkey soup (4)

Orzo and Kale Turkey Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 2 celery stalks, chopped
  3. 2 carrots, sliced thin
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 bunch kale, cut off stems, chopped fine
  7. 2 qt. homemade turkey stock or store bought
  8. 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  9. 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  10. 1/2 tsp pepper
  11. 1 tsp salt
  12. 2 cups Orzo pasta, uncooked
  13. 2-3 cups chopped cooked turkey
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and saute the carrots, celery, onions, garlic and kale. Stirring often, cook 15 minutes.
  2. Add turkey stock, tomatoes, seasonings.
  3. Bring to a boil and add uncooked orzo. Reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes. Add turkey and stir to combine.
  4. Serve with a salad and/or homemade applesauce and your favorite bread.
  5. The soup becomes very thick on the second day, but thins out when heated up or you could add some more stock to thin it even more.
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