Leftover Turkey Pasta

As close as we get to premade food

This is a great use for some of that leftover Christmas turkey. It is also light and fairly healthy, which may be a nice break from all the heavy food available over the holidays.

This dish comes together quickly with the use of some premade items found at the deli counter. If there is no spinach pasta then use whole wheat.

Turkey Pasta

  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts or artichoke quarters chopped roughly
  • 5-7 marinated tomatoes diced roughly
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups white turkey diced fine
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped fine
  • 1 lb spinach pasta

Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Drain, drizzle with olive oil and set aside. In a frying pan heat olive oil and saute garlic over medium heat until fragrant. Add artichoke hearts, tomatoes and thyme and cook until heated through. Add turkey and mix well, adding a little white wine if the mixture is too dry. Cook until hot and serve over pasta or mix with pasta. Top with grated Romano.

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13 Responses to Leftover Turkey Pasta

  1. Kristy says:

    Looks good and healthy-more importantly, tasty!

  2. I wish we had left over turkey…our Christmas Eve was cancelled due to my brother’s two kids coming down with the stomach flu. But I’ll keep this in mind when we have our Christmas Dinner in January!

  3. sallybr says:

    Now you made a leftover turkey dish that looks great! I was crossing my fingers that it would not be one of those tetrazzini that pop up everywhere this time of the year, and you did not disappoint me… quoting Seinfeld, not that there’s anything wrong with tetrazzini…. 🙂

    Have a great end of 2012, but I probably already wished you that once or twice…. .

  4. cecilia says:

    No left overs here as there was no christmas here.. i was on a plane.. however this could be made with all kinds of leftovers i am sure and a good fall back recipe. I hope you and Katherine had a lovely festive christmas and are looking forward to a great new year. Take care.. c

  5. Tammy says:

    Love the idea of using turkey up in a pasta dish. I’ve done the same with roast beef too.

  6. I have a similar dish I make with fresh Chicken breasts called chicks and chokes. Your version looks mighty tasty.

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    Great idea! I’ve never used leftover turkey in a pasta. I just can’t ever have enough roast turkey sandwiches. I really do have to try something else. One of these birds …

  8. rsmacaalay says:

    Nice recipe for Christmas and Thanksgiving!

  9. Great idea to use up my turkey!

  10. egg me on says:

    Nice use of artichokes, too!

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