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A Collection of Delicious Recipes for Your Leftover Wild Turkey

Get cooking and turn your leftover wild turkey into a culinary creation with one (or more!) of these popular recipes

By: OutdoorChannel.com Staff

Easy Wild Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

easy wild turkey pot pie
A savory blend of wild turkey and vegetables in a creamy sauce, all baked into a flaky golden crust. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

Turn leftover wild turkey into the ultimate comfort food with this easy recipe for pot pie.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked and shredded wild turkey, skin and bones discarded
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, peas and green beans mix)
  • ¼ cup finely diced shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 (10 ½-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts in box)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Get the Recipe: Easy Wild Turkey Pot Pie Recipe.


Wild Turkey Tamales Recipe

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Wild Turkey Tamales Recipe (Photo courtesy of “The Sporting Chef”)

Make this tamale recipe with shredded wild turkey or any wild game, simply shred the meat and wrap it up in masa.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups masa harina flour
  • ⅔ cup melted Crisco
  • 1 ¼ cups warm chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomatillos, quartered (or substitute green tomatoes or omit)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked wild turkey breast, cut into ½-inch cubes or shredded
  • Dried corn husks

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Tamales Recipe


Wild Turkey and Dumpling Soup Recipe

wild turkey dumpling soup
Add noodles or rice to this wild turkey soup recipe for added texture and flavor.

Serve this wild turkey soup recipe with warm homemade bread and a fresh garden salad.

Ingredients:

  • Wild turkey breast or leg quarters
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¾ teaspoon homemade garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon homemade onion powder
  • ¼ cup fresh onion, grated (use cheese grater)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon "Better Than Bouillon" turkey or chicken base
  • 5 to 6 cups leftover stuffing
  • Noodles or rice (optional)

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey and Dumpling Soup Recipe


Wild Turkey Fajitas Recipe

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Enjoy this wild turkey fajita recipe with a side of sour cream, salsa and fresh avocado. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

Get cookin' and spice up dinner with this wild turkey fajita recipe from Outdoor Channel's Crush with Lee & Tiffany.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Wild turkey breast, cut into slices
  • Taco seasoning packet

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Fajitas Recipe


Wild Turkey Leg Chipotle Fried Tacos

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Wild Turkey Leg Chipotle Fried Tacos Recipe (Jenny Nguyen photo)

Don't know what to do with wild turkey legs and thighs? Don't toss them; give this chipotle fried taco recipe a try.

Ingredients:

  • 2 wild turkey legs and thighs
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of salt, plus extra
  • ¼ teaspoon of cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 2 cans of beer
  • 1 small onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Half a grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro stems
  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 20-25 corn tortillas
  • Corn or vegetable oil for frying
  • Hot sauce/taco sauce

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Leg Chipotle Fried Tacos


Wild Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe

wild turkey vegetable soup recipe
Top your wild turkey soup with shredded Parmesan cheese just before serving. (Photo courtesy of “The Sporting Chef”)

A great-tasting homemade soup made with wild turkey legs and thighs, and your choice of seasonal vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 wild turkey legs
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • Pan spray
  • Water
  • 6 whole garlic cloves
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary (optional)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • ½ cup onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup zucchini squash, sliced
  • 1 cup yellow squash, sliced
  • 3 cups cooked pasta
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with equal part cold water
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe


Chipotle Turkey Bacon Sandwich Recipe

chipotle turkey bacon sandwich recipe
Chipotle Turkey Bacon Sandwich Recipe

This turkey bacon sandwich makes the perfect packed lunch for work or your next outdoor adventure.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bagels, halved
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of cream cheese
  • 8 slices of turkey meat
  • 6 slices of bacon, halved
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Turkey Bacon Sandwich Recipe


White Turkey Chili Recipe

white turkey chili recipe
Garnish this chili with cilantro and tortilla chips for a southwestern inspired dish. (Photo courtesy of Chef Tom Minchella)

With both turkey season and fall weather upon us, there is no better time for this White Turkey Chili Recipe from Chef Tom Minchella.

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pound skinless, boneless turkey breast
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 green chiles, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 ears freshly shucked yellow corn
  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cilantro for garnishing

Get the Recipe: White Turkey Chili Recipe


Easy Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich Recipe

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Easy Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich Recipe (Photo courtesy of Julie Golob)

As seen on NRA All Access, this recipe uses classic Thanksgiving flavors and wild turkey legs in an easy open-faced sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • 2 wild turkey legs
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 bottle wheat beer
  • Prepared cranberry sauce
  • Bean sprouts
  • Loaf pumpernickel bread
  • Cream cheese

Get the Recipe: Easy Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich Recipe


Wild Turkey Crepes Recipe

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Wild Turkey Crepes Recipe (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

These wild turkey crepes are both delicate and delectable.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 ½ cups cooked and chopped turkey meat
  • 1 can homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Crepes Recipe


Wild Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

wild turkey enchiladas recipe
Wild turkey enchiladas are an easy way to utilize the underrated turkey parts, legs and thighs. (Jenny Nguyen photo)

This enchilada recipe is made with wild turkey legs and thighs; it’s simple to make and tastes amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 4 wild turkey legs and thighs, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Half a brown onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 16 ounces enchilada sauce
  • 12 Mission corn tortillas
  • 12- to 16- ounces Mexican-style shredded cheese
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) can of sliced black olives, drained
  • Manteca/pork lard/oil for cooking
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Enchiladas Recipe


Italian Wild Turkey Parmesan Recipe

italian wild turkey parmesan recipe
Italian Wild Turkey Parmesan Recipe

It's turkey time and we got you covered with the most delicious and cheesy Wild Turkey Parmesan Recipe!

Ingredients:

Get the Recipe: Italian Wild Turkey Parmesan Recipe


Wild Turkey, Apple and Gorgonzola Salad Recipe

wild turkey apple and gorgonzola recipe
A simple, healthy and delicious salad recipe made with leftover wild turkey, crisp apple slices and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. (Photo courtesy of Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef”)

Make good use of your wild turkey leftovers – toss the pulled meat from legs, thighs and carcasses into this delectable apple and Gorgonzola salad recipe.

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded wild turkey meat
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 firm, crisp apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey, Apple and Gorgonzola Salad Recipe

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