5 Turkey Recipes for the Holidays

The holidays mean turkey — we’re not sure why, but we’re not complaining. Whether you’re celebrating to embrace your spirituality, spend time with loved ones, or enjoy some well-earned rest, one thing is certain: you will most likely celebrate the holidays with food.

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Balsamic Turkey

This Italian-inspired dish is savory and moist with added vegetables, balsamic mixture, and herbs. Simply arrange the ingredients in the crockpot or slow cooker as instructed, wait for six hours, and voilà, your hands-off meal is ready for the entire family.

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Roast Turkey with Orange-Spice Rub

Spreading the orange zest mixture on the turkey breast may require careful attention, but when you’ve finished that step, you just need to wait for about two hours for the turkey to get fully roasted. The rub goes so well with the meat you want to make it a tasty centerpiece for your holiday feast.

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Low-Carb Turkey Hash

Combine your turkey (or chicken) leftovers and some fresh, low-carb vegetables for a flavorful breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Top your hash with a fried egg and drizzle it with some dressing for more protein and flavor. Yes, this recipe is proof that you can save food (and money) and still prepare delicious meals.

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Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

Turkey may seem dry for burgers but adding mashed sweet potatoes will solve that problem. And when you add bell peppers, onions, and herbs to the mix, these baked burgers become more exciting for both adults and kids. Serve with chipotle ketchup and sliced avocado, lettuce wraps, or other greens.

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Ground Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

This recipe uses mozzarella cheese, ground turkey, and pork rinds for the mini meatloaves, but it also suggests other options that may already be in your fridge. This makes it a popular, flexible dish to serve busy families. It is also simple to prepare: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and divide the mixture between the muffin tins. Bake and then serve. No slicing needed!

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