Your family frowning about all the left over turkey in the frig? No one in the family into cold or hot turkey sandwiches? Turkey is incredibly versatile and can take on a new look and wonderful flavor when spiced or seasoned with something other than sage, oregano and thyme.

Give these favorites of mine a try-


1/2lb turkey cooked & skinned

1/4 c sliced celery & green onion

1/4c Ricotta cheese

2 Tbsp. light cream cheese

1 tsp. butter & Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. hot sauce- optional

Place turkey and all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Allow to sit a few hours or over night to blend flavors. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables.

While you have the food processor out, process some extra turkey until smooth. Grate 1/2c raw onion per 2 cups of processed turkey and 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary. Freeze the mixture for use later in your favorite meat ball or meat loaf recipe. If you have stuffing leftovers blend 1/2 cup stuffing per 2 cups processed turkey and form into meatballs or patties. Grill or fry the turkey patties and serve with all your family’s favorite burger toppings.


1 lb. processed turkey

1/2c cracker crumbs

1 egg

1 Tbsp. oil

1/4 tsp. salt & pepper

2 Tbsp. grated onion, garlic, celery- optional

1/2c barbecue sauce

Blend turkey, egg, half of cracker crumbs, oil, salt and pepper, onion, garlic and celery. Form into one inch balls and roll or shake in bag with remaining cracker crumbs. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for twenty minutes. Serve as an appetizer or as pita bread sandwiches.


2c turkey cubed, cooked and skinned

Seasoning mix for blackened meat

2c Romaine of leaf lettuce

1-2 boiled eggs

Other salad greens as desired- red onion, roasted red peppers, cucumber, asparagus or tomato

Heat an iron skillet to high heat with 1 teaspoon oil and seasoning mix. Add turkey and sear as directed. Allow seasoned turkey to cool for a minute then pile on top of the prepared salad bowl. Serve with your favorite salad dressing.


1-2c turkey cut into small cubes

Mix with your favorites- grapes, walnuts, pecans, cream cheese, mayo or celery.

Serve on toast, croissants, or hardy grained breads.

Enjoy! Till next time, Rebecca