How To Brine A Turkey
No Brine Turkey
If you haven't got the time or fridge space to brine your turkey, there are still ways to prepare a delicious meal during the holidays, or anytime. Our thyme-roasted turkey recipe delivers on taste. Follow our handy cooking time instructions to make the perfect bird.
More No Brine Turkey Recipes To Try
- Easy Roast Turkey
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast And Potatoes
- Roast Turkey With Honey Apricot Chipotle Sauce
How To Make Turkey Gravy
And don't forget the gravy! Even if you're prepared to completely DIY the gravy, it can be a good idea to pick up gravy mix just in case your bird doesn't produce enough drippings.
More Turkey Gravy Mixes To Try
- French's Gravy Mix For Turkey25%
- Less Salt Gravy Mix For Turkey
- Gravy Mix For Turkey
- Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy Mix
Especially when preparing a holiday feast, it's easy to overestimate just how much your guests will eat. More often than not, you'll be left with turkey leftovers. But there's no need to eat holiday dinners for a week. The meat (and bones) can be used to make a variety of dishes. Even better, you can occasionally roast a turkey leg or breast, or buy ground turkey, to diversify your diet. Here are five turkey recipes on how to do that:
1. Slow Cooker Turkey Noodle Soup
You can throw your turkey bones in a pot and simmer them in water for a few hours to make your own broth, or you can use vegetable stock. Either way, a nice bowl of turkey noodle soup will satisfy your hunger and warm you right up.
2. Turkey meatloaf
Put a healthier spin on an old classic by swapping ground beef for ground turkey with this meatloaf. Spicy salsa is a good companion to this dish, as is ketchup mixed with a bit of chipotle powder to give it a smoky flavour.
Consider making this herbed sausage stuffing on the side to get a taste of the holidays without the hassle of preparing a whole holiday dinner. Just remember to adjust for the right number of servings! Better yet, freeze extra portions by balling them up in aluminum foil and putting them inside of a freezer bag.
3. Turkey pot pie
This is a perfect way to use your turkey, gravy and vegetable leftovers. You can make a few of these in the days following the holiday and freeze them for later.
4. Turkey chili nachos
Going to a potluck? Having a few friends over to watch the game? Preparing a summer BBQ? These turkey chili nachos fit all those bills, and more.
Who said turkey was just for the holidays?
More Turkey Recipe Ideas
Learn More About Cooking A Turkey & Holiday Meals
- How To Cook A Holiday Turkey
- Inspiration For The Perfect Holiday Meal
- Awesome Ways To Use Up Your Holiday Leftovers
- How To Make Thanksgiving Stuffing
- Vegan & Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes