Turkey is a favorite Christmas delicacy. Also, Turkey goes as easily with any dish as chicken. But compared to the popular chicken, Turkey is way richer in flavor and contains only half the caloric content.
Below we have some very easy-to-make turkey recipes that are bound to turn out delicious even if you haven’t stepped inside a kitchen ever before:
1. Shepherd’s Pie with a Cauliflower Mash
- Sauté celery, mushrooms, and onion in a tablespoon of avocado oil. Add ground turkey along with chili flakes, garlic powder, salt, parsley, and thyme. Cook it for 15 minutes.
- Add a tablespoon of almond flour to the mixture. Add tomato sauce and let it mix until it thickens. Take the turkey out into a baking dish and top it with zucchini.
- Take out the frozen cauliflower rice in a non-stick pan, and place it over medium heat until they are hot. Take half a cup and add it to the food processor with butter and milk. Add the mixture to the remaining rice for added texture.
- Spread the cauliflower rice mixture on the turkey and zucchini. Sprinkle some paprika and butter on the cauliflower.
- Bake in a preheated oven till the cauliflower topping turns golden and crispy.
2. Turkey and Rice Meatballs
- Mix ground turkey and rice with oregano, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne, and olive. Mix it well using a fork.
- Take out small scoops and line them on the prepared baking sheet. Make symmetrical balls using your wet hands.
- Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Add chicken broth and tomato sauce to a pan. Using a whisk, add crème fraiche, vinegar, and paprika. Let it simmer while you add the meatballs into the sauce. Let the sauce thicken. Serve it with sprinkled parsley and paprika.
3. Turkey Burgers
- Mix ground turkey, parsley, salt, pepper, egg whites, garlic, seasoned bread crumbs, and two tablespoons of milk together in a large bowl.
- Scoop out equal portions of the mixture and form patties.
- Cook the patties in a skillet with a tablespoon of cooking oil for each.
- Assemble the burgers with the sauce and veggies of your choice.
4. Turkey Rice Soup
- Prepare the broth by putting a turkey carcass in a large pot with cold water. Add celery and bay leaves for flavor and let it simmer for 2 hours on medium heat.
- Pour the broth into a separate bowl, and chop the meat.
- Sauté carrots and celery in a skillet. Add the carrots and celery, tomatoes, pepper, salt, thyme, rosemary, ginger, cayenne, green beans, and marjoram into the broth.
- Let the soup simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the rice is tender. Serve hot.
The Bottom Line
With the above recipes, Turkey can become your go-to for quick snacks, main course meals, and hot winter soups. Even for the guests on a diet, these Turkey dishes make great menu options.