"Our family looks forward to a pot of soup every Saturday," writes Janet Eggers of Pound, Wisconsin. "This one ranks high at our house because the flavor is sooo good! The wonderful aroma of Italian seasonings simmering always brings folks to the table. The soup's nicely spiced, and the turkey sausage makes it a little lighter."
"When a potluck's coming up, people always ask me to bring what they call 'that noodle salad you make'," smiles Lori Cole of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. "Based on the raves it's received at past gatherings, I know folks are referring to this delicious meaty dish."
In San Antonio, Texas, Evelyn Billingsley celebrates the freshet tastes of the season by tossing together an herb-enhanced salad. "It's a simple and delicious way to perk up picnics and potlucks," she suggests. "Be creative and add sliced zucchini, yellow summer squash or any vegetables your family fancies."
"My husband, our two young sons and I enjoy this deliciously different fried rice dish," relates Lorna Plett of Riverton, Manitoba. "The brown rice makes it extra nutritious...and it's a great way to use up leftover cooked turkey."
Looking for a hearty but healthy chili for your crew? Well, look no further, Dorothy Muenzer serves this robust meal to her Perry, New York gang and they keep coming back more. Chock-full of ground turkey, white kidney beans and diced tomatoes, it's so full of flavor, your family won't even miss the ground beef!
"My husband refused to eat wilted lettuce until I read this recipe suggested by a friend," says field editor La Vonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "He likes this milder dressing with just a subtle hint of vinegar. Turkey bacon adds a satisfying crunch."
In East Alton, Illinois, Jo Crouch blends leftover turkey with grapes, peanuts and celery, then ties it together with a creamy curry dressing. The colorful combination's great for a light lunch or dinner.
You'll spend less time in the kitchen when you prepare this quick side dish that takes advantage of stuffing mix. "This is terrific to take to potlucks and holiday dinners," says Harpster, Ohio's Bernadine Dirmeyer. "The recipe can easily be doubled for large gatherings."