“Turkey” Leftovers=Turkey Makeover

What to do with the left over bird?

Let ‘s turn the leftovers into something with a completely different look and taste!!

Turkey Cranberry Wreath or Ring….this recipe is describing the wreath but the ring is favorite & easier.

2 pkg. refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 C. mayonnaise
2 T. honey Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
2 C. cooked turkey, chopped
1/2 C. celery, sliced
3 T. fresh parsley, snipped
1/2 C. dried cranberries
4 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded (1cup)
1/4 C. walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 egg, separated

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. With wide ends of triangles toward the center. arrange 8 triangles in a circle on Large Round Stone. Corners of wide ends will touch and points will extend 1 inch beyond of baking stone. Arrange remaining 8 triangles in center. matching ends. Seal seams using pizza roller. (Points will overlap in center; do not seal.)

Measure mayonnaise, mustard and black pepper into a bowl. Grate cheese into a bowl. Mix filling. Scoop filling over seams of dough, forming a circle.

Coarsely chop walnuts; sprinkle over filling. Beginning in center, lift one dough triangle across mixture. Continue alternating with outer triangle, slightly overlapping to form wreath. Tuck last end under first.

Separate egg over bowl. Beat egg white lightly; brush over dough. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yields 10 servings.

Turkey & Broccoli Braid

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Pillsbury crescent rolls
2 cups cooked turkey
1 cup broccoli
½ cup small red bell pepper
1 clove fresh garlic
1 egg white
2 tbsp. slivered almonds
2 tsp. Dill mix
4 oz. block cheddar cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375F. Chop turkey and broccoli using Food Chopper; place in Classic 2-Qt. Batter Bowl. Chop bell pepper using 5″ Utility Knife; add to Batter Bowl. Press garlic over vegetable mixture using Garlic Press. Shred cheese using Rotary Grater and add to vegetable mixture; mix gently. Add mayonnaise, Dill Mix and salt; mix well using Mix ‘N Scraper. Unroll 1 pkg. of crescent dough; do not separate. Arrange longest sides of dough across width of Rectangle Baking Stone. Repeat with remaining package of dough. Using Baker’s Roller, roll dough to seal perforations. On longest sides of stone, cut dough into strips 1-1/2″ apart, 3″ deep using 3″ Paring Knife. (There will be 6″ in the center for the filling.) Spread filling evenly over middle of dough. To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip one turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Tuck ends up to seal at end of braid. Brush egg white over dough using Silicone Basting Brush. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cut and serve using Slice ‘N Serve. Yield: 10 Servings

Turkey Enchilada Ring

2-3 cups cooked turkey
1 can ripe pitted black olives
1 – 8 oz. block Colby Jack cheese
1 – 4 oz. can chopped chilies, undrained
2 – 8 oz. pkgs. Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 jar salsa
1 tbsp. Southwestern Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Roma tomatoes
2 limes
2/3 cup finely crushed tortilla chips, divided
1 – 8 oz. container sour cream
1 green pepper that stands up straight

Preheat oven to 375F. Chop turkey and olives using Food Chopper, place in Classic Batter Bowl. Add cheese, green chilies, mayonnaise and Southwest Seasoning Mix. Seed and chop 1 tomato. Slice lime in half. Using juicer, juice one half of lime to measure 1 teaspoon juice. Reserve remaining lime for garnish. Add chopped tomato and lime juice to turkey mixture. Reserve 2 tablespoons crushed chips; add remaining chips to turkey mixture and mix well. Sprinkle reserved crushed chips over flat side of Large Grooved Cutting Board. Unroll crescent dough. Place dough, sticky side down, onto crushed chips; press down lightly so chips adhere to dough. Separate dough into triangles. Arrange triangles, chip side down, in a circle on Large Round Stone with Handles with wide ends overlapping in the center and point toward outside. (5″ diameter opening in center) Using Medium Scoop, scoop turkey mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangle. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center or ring. Filling will not be completely covered. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown. For garnish, cut remaining tomato into 8 wedges. Cut remaining half of lime into 4 slices; cut in half. Arrange between openings of ring. Cut using Slice ‘N Serve. Serve with salsa and sour cream in the Simple Additions Small Bowls and Caddy.

Turkey Club Ring

2 pkg. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2-3 cups cooked turkey
4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and drained
4 oz block Swiss cheese
1/3 cup mayo
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbs fresh, snipped parsley
1 fresh garlic clove
2 plum tomatoes
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 375°F. In Classic Batter bowl, combine turkey, bacon, 3/4 cup cheese, grated with Rotary Grater, mayo, mustard, parsley, and garlic pressed with Garlic Press; mix well. Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles, slightly overlapping, in a circle on the Large Round Stone with wide ends 4 inches from the edge of baking stone. Points will extend off the edge of the baking stone. Roll wide ends of dough toward the center of create a 5 inch opening. Using Large Scoop, scoop filling evenly over dough in a continuous circle; slice tomatoes using the Ultimate Mandoline; top filling with slices. Bring points of triangles up over filling and tuck under dough at center to form a ring; filling will show. Brush with lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes.

Florentine Turkey Ring

2-3 cups cooked turkey
1 red bell pepper
10 oz. Pkg. Frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 oz. Block cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. Lemon zest
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 pkg. (8 oz. Each) Pillsbury crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375°F. Using Food Chopper, chop chicken and place in Classic 2-qt. Batter Bowl. Dice bell pepper using Utility Knife. Add to turkey along with spinach, cheese, mayonnaise, lemon zest, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Unroll crescent dough, separate into 16 triangles. Arrange triangles in circle on Large Round Baking Stone with wide ends of triangles overlapping in the center and points toward the outside. There should be a 5″ diameter opening in the center of the stone. Using medium Stainless Steel Scoop, scoop turkey mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangle. Bring outside points of triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. Filling will not be completely covered. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. To serve, cut with Slice “N Serve.

Tasty Turkey Tetrazzini

8 oz uncooked spaghetti noodles
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c sour cream
1 ½ oz Parmesan cheese, grated (1/3 cup)
1/2 c milk
1/3 c finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 t pepper
8 oz left over turkey
1 (8 oz ) pkg sliced mushrooms
1 c frozen cut green beans, thawed

Break noodles in half. Combine noodles and broth in Deep Covered Baker. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 10-13 minutes or until noodles are tender, stirring halfway through cooking. Meanwhile, combine soup, sour cream, 1/4 c of the Parmesan cheese, milk, onion, pressed garlic and black pepper in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well. Add soup mixture, turkey, mushrooms and beans to baker; mix well. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 6-8 minutes or until heated through, stirring halfway through cooking. Top with remaining cheese.

Microwave White Turkey Chili

3 whole heads garlic (about 48 cloves)
¾ tsp salt, divided
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 poblano peppers
1 medium onion
2-3 cups cooked turkey
2 tbsp Southwestern Seasoning Mix
2 cans (15.5 oz each) Great Northern beans, drained
1 jar (16 oz) salsa verde

Using (5-in.) Santoku Knife, slice about 1/4 in. off the pointed top of garlic heads to expose cloves. Place garlic cut side up in Classic Batter Bowl. Sprinkle garlic with 1/4 tsp of the salt and drizzle with 2 tbsp of the oil. Cover batter bowl with lid; microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or until garlic is soft. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, finely dice peppers using Santoku Knife. Chop onion using Food Chopper. Combine peppers and onion in Deep Covered Baker. Trim and finely dice turkey using Boning Knife. Add turkey, seasoning mix, remaining 1 tbsp oil and remaining 1/2 tsp salt to baker; mix well using Master Scraper. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 4 minutes; stir to separate chicken. Cover; microwave an additional 4-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Meanwhile, gently squeeze cooled garlic from heads into batter bowl (discard skins); mash using Mix ‘N Masher. Add beans and salsa to batter bowl. Transfer bean mixture to baker; mix well. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 5-7 minutes or until chili is heated through.

Bistro Turkey Twist

2 cups cooked turkey
1 red pepper
1 small bunch fresh basil
3 oz. fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
4 oz. Mozzarella cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
2 cloves fresh garlic
2-11 oz pkgs Refrigerated French Bread dough
2 tsp. Pantry Italian Seasoning

Preheat oven to 375°F. Chop turkey using Food Chopper. Dice Bell pepper using Chef’s Knife. Snip basil using Kitchen Shears. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine turkey, bell pepper, basil, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise and garlic pressed with Garlic Press; mix well. Place bread dough, seam side up, on smooth side of Large Grooved Cutting Board. Using Serrated Bread Knife, slice each loaf lengthwise, end to end, cutting halfway through to center of loaf; spread open flat. Lightly sprinkle flour evenly over dough. Using Baker’s Roller, roll dough crosswise to a 4″ width, creating a well down center of each loaf. Spoon half of the turkey mixture down center of each loaf. Gather up edges over filling, pinching firmly to seal. Place loaves, seam sides down, in an “X” pattern on Rectangle Stone. Crisscross ends of dough to form a large figure “8″, keeping ends of dough 1″ from edge of stone and leaving two 1-1/2″ openings in center of twist. Combine egg white & seasoning mix; lightly brush over dough. Cut a 3″ slit in each of the top sections of the twist to reveal filling. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over loaf. Bake 30-32 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.

Jerk Turkey Nachos

1 bag tortilla chips
3 cups diced cooked turkey
8 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese
2 T Jamaican Jerk Rub
1 small red bell pepper
1 lime
2 T snipped fresh cilantro
¼ C sour cream and 1 t additional Jamaican Jerk Rub

Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange tortilla chips in a slightly overlapping layer on Large Round Stone. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine turkey, cheese and 1 T of the Jamaican Jerk Rub; mix gently using small Mix ‘N Scraper. Sprinkle turkey mixture evenly over tortilla chips. Bake 5 – 7 minutes or until cheese is melted; remove from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Meanwhile, dice bell pepper with Santoku Knife. Cut lime in half crosswise. Juice half of the lime using Citrus Press into Small Batter Bowl; add remaining jerk rub and bell pepper and mix well. Snip cilantro in mincing cup of Herb Keeper using Professional Shears. Slice the remaining lime half in half and then into slices. Spoon bell pepper mixture over nachos; sprinkle evenly with cilantro. If desired, combine sour cream and additional jerk rub in resealable plastic bag; trim corner to allow sour cream to flow through. Pipe sour cream mixture over nachos; garnish with lime slices.

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