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Roast Turkey, Three Ways

Cut your dinner cooking time by making this delicious roast turkey and turning the leftovers into two more quick, easy meals.
 

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School nights are hectic enough! Make dinner prep easy with one roast that becomes three meals. 

What you need:

  • Large turkey breast (6 to 8 pounds)
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Fresh thyme
  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 4 large yellow onions
  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • Fresh kale
  • Salad fixings
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chicken broth
  • White beans (canned)
  • Corn (frozen)

Roast Turkey Breast and Veggies

  1. First, brush turkey breast with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary and thyme. Roast at 450°F for 1 to 1½ hours.
  2. Then coat 4 large bell peppers, 4 large yellow onions, and 1 pound of baby carrots (all thinly sliced) in olive oil. Roast at 450°F for 30 to 35 minutes; set half aside for tomorrow's meal.

Turkey Veggie Pizza
Top a prepared pizza crust with olive oil, shredded cheese, the leftover roasted veggies, and half of the leftover turkey (diced). Season with salt and pepper; then heat in an oven at 425°F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Turkey Soup
To canned chicken broth, add canned white beans, frozen corn, the rest of the turkey (diced), and shredded fresh kale. Season to taste; simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Round off all three meals with a green salad and enjoy!

 

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