50 tasty turkey recipes for 2022

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50 tasty turkey recipes for 2022

Think turkey is just for Christmas? Think again. Of course, it may take centrestage in the festive feast, but there’s a whole host of delicious recipes beyond the classic roast to try.

Not only is turkey higher in protein and lower in fat than chicken, but it’s relatively cost-effective if you’re feeding a crowd, too. We’ve included plenty of family favourites, from weeknight-friendly turkey burgers to turkey meatball courgetti, guaranteed to please even the fussiest palates.

If you’ve been tasked with hosting Christmas, then you can rely on Good Housekeeping’s traditional roast turkey recipe, complete with proper turkey gravy, stuffing and perfectly golden roasties. We’ve also covered brined and butter-roasted turkey recipes, as well as this easy-carve turkey parcel for small (but no less special) get-togethers.

Of course, with those all-important leftovers, you’ll want to have our ultimate turkey sandwich recipe on hand, as well as turkey bubble and squeak and this turkey and ham pie – perfect for Boxing Day. Seeking spice after the festive excess? You can’t go wrong with our fragrant turkey biryani.

Read on for Good Housekeeping’s top 50 turkey recipes to see you through the festive season – and beyond…

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The best turkey sandwich - best turkey recipes 2022

Try this ten-minute turkey sandwich recipe, a delicious snack.

Recipes: The best turkey sandwich

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Turkey and chestnut tarts - best turkey recipes 2022

These easy turkey and chestnut tartlets take just 15 minutes and make the perfect festive party canapé

Recipe: Turkey and chestnut tarts

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Leftover Turkey and Ham Pie - best turkey recipes 2022

This delicious pie is very quick to assemble and is a great way to use up leftover cooked meat.

Recipe: Leftover Turkey and Ham Pie

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Turkey and broccoli stir-fry - best turkey recipes 2022

Lean turkey strips stir-fried with a selection of vegetables makes a healthy supper

Recipe: Turkey and broccoli stir-fry

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Glazed turkey crown with stuffing and sprouts - best turkey recipes 2022

A crown cooks quickly and is easy to carve.

Recipe: Glazed turkey crown with stuffing and sprouts

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Turkey Parcels - best turkey recipes 2022

These tasty turkey parcels are great served hot or cold

Recipe: Turkey Parcels

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Turkey cobb - best turkey recipes 2022

This salad takes some prep, but makes a great spectacle. Save time by using pre-cooked turkey or chicken

Recipe: Turkey cobb

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Turkey Bubble And Squeak - best turkey recipes 2022

Love your turkey leftovers with this comforting bubble and squeak recipe.

Recipe: Turkey Bubble And Squeak

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Turkey, ham and spinach broth - best turkey recipes 2022

A Christmas ham and turkey leftovers recipe - this healthy broth is the perfect post-Christmas meal!

Recipe: Turkey, ham and spinach broth

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Traditional Roast Turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Treat Christmas guests to this delicious roast turkey recipe

Recipe: Traditional Roast Turkey

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Pesto Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Sweet Potato Chips - best turkey recipes 2022

This is a simple but impressive mid-week main course

Recipe: Pesto Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Sweet Potato Chips

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Hot and sour turkey soup - best turkey recipes 2022

Packed with classic Thai flavours, serve this healthy soup with bread for a main course

Recipe: Hot and sour turkey soup

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Butter-roasted turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

A 10lb bird will easily feed 10 people for this Christmas turkey recipe, leaving enough for lots of lovely turkey leftovers.

Recipe: Butter-roasted turkey

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Orange and bay roast turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Treat Christmas guests with this delicious turkey recipe

Recipe: Orange and bay roast turkey

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Turkey, pepper and haricot casserole - best turkey recipes 2022

This turkey, pepper and haricot casserole recipe is a a Sunday dinner idea.

Recipe: Turkey, pepper and haricot casserole

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Brined and buttered roast turkey with classic gravy - best turkey recipes 2022

Brining is all the rage at the moment, and guarantees juicy, seasoned meat once roasted.

Recipe: Brined and buttered roast turkey with classic gravy

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Orange and rosemary turkey with classic gravy - best turkey recipes 2022

For real taste and texture, spend as much as you can afford on your turkey.

Recipe: Orange and rosemary turkey with classic gravy

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Proper Turkey Gravy - best turkey recipes 2022

Tasty gravy to accompany roast turkey on Christmas Day

Recipe: Proper Turkey Gravy

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Salami and sour cherry stuffing for turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

For a stress-free Christmas dinner, prepare ahead with this easy stuffing recipe.

Recipe: Salami and sour cherry stuffing for turkey

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Lemon and Herb Roast Turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

If you’ve bought a quality free-range bird, we advise you keep the flavours simple. Bay leaves, lemon and thyme add interest while allowing the turkey to shine.

Recipe: Lemon and Herb Roast Turkey

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Turkey burgers with crisp onion rings - best turkey recipes 2022

Turkey mince is a great low fat alternative to beef and lamb mince. Try it in this delicious seasonal burger recipe

Recipe: Turkey burgers with crisp onion rings

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Butter-roasted turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Covering the turkey with butter-soaked muslin means you won't have to baste the bird.

Recipe: Butter-roasted turkey

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Roasted Turkey Breast, Thyme Carrots and Speedy Gravy - best turkey recipes 2022

We’ve cut out the need for several recipes and written the turkey, carrots and gravy in one straightforward method.

Recipe: Roasted Turkey Breast, Thyme Carrots and Speedy Gravy

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Sage and Orange Roast Turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Do spend as much as you can on a good free-range or organic bird – you'll really be able to notice the difference in the final taste and texture.

Recipe: Sage and Orange Roast Turkey

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Cajun turkey burgers - best turkey recipes 2022

Millet flakes, which are gluten free and full of magnesium, replace breadcrumbs in these burgers.

Recipe: Cajun turkey burgers

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Turkey and stuffing parcel - best turkey recipes 2022

An easy-to-carve turkey roast, which can be fully prepared the day before and just needs putting in the oven on the day.

Recipe: Turkey and stuffing parcel

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Easy Glazed Turkey Crown - best turkey recipes 2022

A clever choice if you've never roasted a turkey before. Turkey crowns have no bones, are easy to carve, and take less time to cook.

Recipe: Easy Glazed Turkey Crown

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Turkey lasagne - best turkey recipes 2022

We've used turkey mince in this lasagne recipe as it is a healthier and lighter choice of mince.

Recipe: Turkey lasagne

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Turkey biryani - best turkey recipes 2022

This biryani is a real showstopper. Bring it to the table in its casserole dish for a centrepiece.

Recipe: Turkey biryani

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Turkey and Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing - best turkey recipes 2022

This salad uses raw kale leaves, but feel free to blanch them if you prefer or replace with other leaves if you are not a fan.

Recipe: Turkey and Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Turkey meatball courgetti - best turkey recipes 2022

If you don’t have a spiralizer at home, you can buy ready prepared courgetti in most supermarkets. Alternatively, use a Y-shaped peeler to peel the courgettes into ribbons, then slice them into thinner lengths.

Recipe: Turkey meatball courgetti

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Cider Roast Turkey with Gravy - best turkey recipes 2022

Our easiest ever centrepiece turkey, sure to wow your guests. Swap the cider for apple juice and stock, if you like.

Recipe: Cider Roast Turkey with Gravy

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Lemon and herb roasted turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

To ensure your Sunday roast stays succulent and moist - we suggest you cook your turkey with a little white wine.

Recipe: Lemon and herb roasted turkey

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Turkey and Mash Pie - best turkey recipes 2022

A tasty way to use up leftover turkey and cooked veg from the festive period.

Recipe: Turkey and Mash Pie

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Stuffed Rolled Turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Impressive and simple to carve, this turkey roll is packed with sweet apples and spicy chorizo

Recipe: Stuffed Rolled Turkey

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Turkey meatballs with barbecue sauce - best turkey recipes 2022

This quick and easy recipe works just as well with beef or pork mince.

Recipe: Turkey meatballs with barbecue sauce

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Garlic, orange and rosemary roast turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

This garlic, orange and rosemary roast turkey dish not only looks impressive, but the meat stays incredibly moist.

Recipe: Garlic, orange and rosemary roast turkey

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Curried Turkey Burgers - best turkey recipes 2022

Turkey is the mince to use if you’re looking for a healthier burger option

Recipe: Curried Turkey Burgers

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Roasted vegetables & turkey with focaccia - best turkey recipes 2022

This tasty roast recipe is a healthy way to use up your Christmas turkey leftovers.

Recipe: Roasted vegetables & turkey with focaccia

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Turkey and Cashew Nut Stir-fry - best turkey recipes 2022

Lean turkey meat is a great choice for those watching their weight, and it tastes great with salty cashew nuts.

Recipe: Turkey and Cashew Nut Stir-fry

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Zesty Turkey One-Pan - best turkey recipes 2022

A classic Italian favourite, this easy recipe is a real crowd-pleaser that you’ll turn to time and again

Recipe: Zesty Turkey One-Pan

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Turkey Burgers - best turkey recipes 2022

These are sure to become a family favourite. To barbecue, brush with oil and cook over a low heat for 15min, turning once, until cooked through

Recipe: Turkey Burgers

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Kung pao turkey wraps - best turkey recipes 2022

Try this healthy, low carb recipe for a simple and delicious meal

Recipe: Kung pao turkey wraps

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Turkey Peanut Curry - best turkey recipes 2022

A creamy, flavoursome curry with satay tones, this simple midweek supper would be great served with basmati rice, or even boiled new potatoes.

Recipe: Turkey Peanut Curry

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Turkey breast with sage stuffing - best turkey recipes 2022

This turkey recipe makes a neat joint, stuffed with sausage meat and wrapped in bacon, and the rich juices produce a delicious gravy.

Recipe: Turkey breast with sage stuffing

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Teriyaki Turkey Balls with Soba Noodles - best turkey recipes 2022

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat, which gives the noodles a nutty flavour. They’re usually made with wheat flour in addition,so are not gluten free.

Recipe: Teriyaki Turkey Balls with Soba Noodles

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Turkey stock - best turkey recipes 2022

Make the effort to cook this home-made turkey stock recipe from scratch, you'll appreciate it when tasting your gravies and casseroles!

Recipe: Turkey stock

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Bacon-Roasted Turkey - best turkey recipes 2022

Give your Christmas turkey a twist this year by adding some bacon

Recipe: Bacon-Roasted Turkey

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Turkey enchiladas - best turkey recipes 2022

Don't sacrifice your favourite dishes when on a diet, enjoy this low-calorie Mexican recipe!

Recipe: Turkey enchiladas

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Speedy turkey soup - best turkey recipes 2022

This soup recipe is perfect for leftover Christmas or Thanksgiving turkey.

Recipe: Speedy turkey soup

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Good Housekeeping's favourite turkey recipes, from traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings to weeknight turkey burgers for all the family