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Next Day Turkey Primavera Recipe
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I make this recipe often around the holidays. It's a wonderful way to use leftover turkey without feeling like it's a "repeat" meal. I love pasta, and the creamy sauce in this primavera is so easy to make. —Robyn Hardisty, Lakewood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup julienned carrot
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

499 calories: 1-1/2 cup, 35g fat (21g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 859mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein .

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute asparagus and carrot in butter for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, yellow squash and zucchini; saute until crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in the turkey, tomato, dressing mix and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and toss again. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Next Day Turkey Primavera in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p28

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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DRSchmitgall
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"Another fine recipe that is full of flavor even after modifying it to accommodate a low sodium diet. Instead of regular butter, I use unsalted butter. For the Italian dressing mix packet, I make my own (search the web) and cut the salt immensely. I did include onions when I cooked the carrots. In addition, I also doubled the veggies and pasta but left seasoning, butter, cream and chicken/turkey amounts as indicated in the recipe. I will definitely make this again. I certainly wish ToH would have included the breakdown of sodium, calories, etc. to take out the guessing. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!"

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karjejo
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"One of our family favorites. I usually make it with chicken, but use all the other ingredients as listed."

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Dandriot
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Excellent, couldn't wait to eat the second day as a leftover again"

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dvierzen
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Wonderful!! I used whatever veggies I had in the house. The only change I made was to add cornstarch to thicken the sauce. This will be a regular addition to our meal rotation!"

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kls258
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Delicious! I used the left-over turkey from the Slow-Cooked Herbed Turkey recipe, omitted the asparagus and added bell pepper. So good my family added it to our "top 10" meals."

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momof4RN
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I am so glad to have found this recipe again. I made it several years ago, and it was wonderful. My husband and 4 kids all loved it."

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Bees_sd
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"This was delicious eventhough I used 2% milk instead of cream which I didn't have. I used a bit of corn starch to thicken it. I think brocolli would work in place of asparagus. I will definately try this again."

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KmMcK
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"the sauce turned out great, very creamy"

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mccrearyk
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"I used macaroni rather than the penne because that's what we had in the pantry, but I think just about any pasta would work in this dish. Wow! With the rave reviews I got around the dinner table, this leftovers recipe almost outshone the first round of turkey on Thanksgiving day. Everyone absolutely loved it, and I loved the fact that it was so quick and easy to fix."

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pooflady
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Great recipe. I don't usually like asparagus, but I think I'd put more than what's called for the next time I make it. Thinking about adding celery."

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