SOUP - Start with soup
Turkey soup sets the stage for a great lunch; or it makes the meal. Use diced turkey or slivers of a cooked roast or roll. Smoked turkey adds a flavor burst to chowders, chilies and vegetable based soups.
See our soup recipes


Asparagus Chowder Smoked Turkey Chowder
Black Bean Soup Texas-Style Chili
Brunswick Stew Turkey Noodle
Cream of Turkey Turkey Rice
Gumbo Turkey Tortilla Soup
Minestrone Vegetable Stew
Potato-Leek Soup Wild Rice with Smoked Turkey


ENTREE SALADS - Create a special salad
So many turkey products are ideal for salads. Flavorful turkey pastrami, bologna and salami are ready to serve. And what could be more versatile than diced turkey, strips of white meat or slivers of a breast roast? We'll get you started with these salad ideas. Then mix and match ingredients to create your own special salad.
See our salad recipes


Turkey Salad for Fruit and Vegetable Shells
Avocados Pineapple
Cantaloupe Red Peppers
Honeydew Tomatoes


Turkey Tossed with Fruit and Dressing
Cantaloupe Papaya
Dried Cherries Peach
Dried Cranberries Pineapple
Honeydew Raspberries
Mango Waldorf
Orange and Grapefruit  

Cured or Smoked Deli-Style Turkey for Salads

  • Turkey Pastrami Slices Rolled Up in Tortillas With Apple Slices and Gouda Cheese
  • Turkey Salami Cubes in Tri-Colored Pasta Salad With Black Olives and Red Peppers
  • Slices of Cured Dark Turkey, Baby Swiss Cheese and Red Onion on a Bed of Boston Lettuce
  • Strips of Turkey Canadian Bacon With Pear Slices and Blue Cheese
  • Antipasto with Cubed Turkey Ham, Mozzarella Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers and Ripe Olives

    White Turkey Meat in Hearty Salads

  • Cubed Roast with Black Beans, Corn, Tomato and Fresh Cilantro on a Bed of Bibb Lettuce
  • Thin Slices for Greek-Style Salad with Feta Cheese and Calamata Olives
  • Chunks and Penne Pasta Tossed with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Julienne-Cut Turkey with Saffron Arborio Rice, Dried Currants, Yellow Onion and Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Taco Salad with Shredded Turkey


    Turkey Tossed with Greens and Vegetables Plus Dressing
    Balsamic Vinegar and Oil Lemon-Oil
    Creamy Parmesan-Peppercorn Peanut
    Dijon Vinaigrette Raspberry Vinaigrette
    Ginger-Soy Yogurt-Dill


    SANDWICHES AND TURKEY BURGERS - Offer turkey sandwiches with a "difference."
    Keep the chilled traditional white turkey sandwich on the menu to please the purists. But be sure to add some options for the adventurous. Serve turkey sandwiches or burgers open-faced with a cranberry ketchup or mango chutney. Feature turkey pastrami, salami and bologna in all the ways you would serve other versions of these deli meats. Choose delicious breads to match the style and flavor of the fillings: French roll, rye, whole wheat, croissant, Kaiser roll, bagel and more.

    Away-from-home consumption of turkey sandwiches continues to grow, appealing to about everyone: eaters between 18-64 years old, dual-income families and employed singles. Substitute healthy sliced turkey in a reuben, present a regional specialty such as Grilled Turkey Spiedies or Kentucky Turkey Barbecue. Offer the trendy Thai Turkey Wrap, Turkey Foccacia with Fresh Basil or a traditional Monte Cristo.

    Combine turkey burgers with bacon and cheeses, roasted vegetables, or vegetable or fruit chutneys. See our sandwich and turkey burger recipes.


Signature Dishes
Bountiful Breakfast Menu Offerings
Lunch Menu Favorites
Appealing Appetizers
Enticing Entrees

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