Leftover Turkey Pasta recipe is a great way to finish up a holiday turkey and use what’s already in your fridge. You will need some roasted turkey meat, leftover pasta, pesto sauce and cranberries.
Save this recipe and make it every year with your leftovers. But there is no reason why you couldn’t make this dish any time of the year. No leftover turkey? No problem – use cooked or roasted chicken instead.
With just a few ingredients you can have this flavorful Leftover Turkey Pasta salad dinner ready in just 5 minutes!
Leftover Turkey Pasta
- 3 cups cooked pasta
- 1 1/2 cup leftover turkey diced
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon pesto
- 3 Tablespoons light cream
- red pepper flakes or jalapeno flakes or chili flakes
- salt pepper
- 3 tablespoons dry cranberries
- grated Parmesan cheese
In a bowl, combine pesto with cream, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Toss pasta with pesto mixture. Add diced turkey meat and cranberries and mix. Chill before serving. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.
This recipe was first published on: November 22, 2014
This is such a delicious way to use thanksgiving leftovers!
Wow, this looks amazing (and I don’t even eat turkey!?)
IMO, anything & everything which you add into Thanksgiving leftovers is delicious. Just make sure that you have enough broth or Greek Yogurt for creaminess. Don’t forget the whole cranberries!