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Drury's Favorite Spring Turkey Recipes

With family favorites such as wild turkey pizza, breakfast casserole, BBQ pasta and stuffed bell peppers, you'll be equipped with a few more ideas to cook up wild gobblers for years to come

By: Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

If you’re into chasing big tom turkeys in the spring, as many of our Outdoor Channel stars do, keep in mind older turkeys tend to be less tender than younger birds. While the breasts may be just fine, the legs and thighs are usually tough and sinewy. But that doesn’t mean throw them away; there is so much meat on a turkey’s legs, even on wild turkeys, that it’s wasteful to do so.

One good way to utilize these parts is by grinding them. From there, you can do just about anything. Make your favorite ground beef recipes leaner and healthier by using ground wild turkey instead.

Turkey season is a big deal for the Drury family. Taylor, Mark, Terry, and Matt, of Drury’s THIRTEEN and Dream Season: The Journey on Outdoor Channel, offer four mouthwatering recipes to consider for spring turkey season, many utilizing ground turkey meat.

Wild Turkey and Venison Bacon Pizza Recipe

Wild Turkey and Venison Bacon Pizza Recipe
Top this Wild Turkey and Venison Bacon Pizza recipe with jalapeños, cream cheese dollops, or any of your favorite pizza toppings. (Taylor Drury photo)

This pizza recipe combines two of the most popular game meats, turkey and venison, to bring you a cheesy, saucy and delicious meal.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound ground wild turkey
  • 1 slice venison bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup red peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • Prepared pizza crust, homemade or store bought
  • ⅓ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey and Venison Bacon Pizza Recipe


Wild Turkey Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Wild Turkey Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Packed with ingredients from the five food groups, this Wild Turkey Breakfast Casserole Recipe makes for a well-balanced meal. (Taylor Drury photo)

This wild turkey breakfast casserole is a great make-ahead recipe for those busy weekday mornings or a camping trip.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound wild ground turkey
  • ½ cup water, separated
  • 4 slices white bread
  • Butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup pimiento
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheese

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Breakfast Casserole Recipe


Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe

Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe
Garnish this Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe with dried or fresh parsley for a pretty presentation and added flavor. (Taylor Drury photo)

Wild Turkey and BBQ sauce are the perfect partnership in this pasta recipe by the Drury family.

Ingredients:

  • 4 wild turkey tenders
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups rotini pasta noodles
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • Half package ranch powder
  • ⅓ cup of milk
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey BBQ Pasta Recipe


Wild Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Wild Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Have a Bundt cake pan? Put it to use when baking this Wild Turkey Stuffed Pepper Recipe! The shape helps the peppers stand upright. (Taylor Drury photo)

These taco-inspired wild turkey stuffed peppers are a healthier alternative to tortillas or taco shells and taste just as good.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound ground wild turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • ½ cup water, separated
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup Original Rotel tomatoes
  • ½ cup black olives
  • Half package taco seasonings
  • 1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 4 bell peppers
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Get the Recipe: Wild Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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