Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

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  Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

Food. For many Canadian families, it is as the heart of their holiday celebrations. A lot of planning goes into treats and meals that their loved ones will devour and reminisce about for many things to come. Canadian Turkey wants to give you a hand with your entertaining plans this holiday season with some show-stopping dish ideas and tips and tricks to help get you through this time of the year!

 

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

Photo Credit: https://www.canadianturkey.ca; Roast Turkey on a festive holiday table.

 

Recipes for any type of festive crowd

Do you struggle finding meals to serve at a festive occasion? Planning ahead and using various cuts of meat will give you a (turkey) leg-up on your entertaining plans. Canadian Turkey has a variety of recipes on hand to help you serve some amazing meals for your guests. Be sure to visit canadiantukey.ca to find and save recipes that can do the following:

  • please your loved ones
  • can be prepared in advance
  • go from freezer to oven in a flash, or
  • can be dished as a festive starter or appetizer.

Canadian Turkey has all sorts of delicious dishes to help prepare you for any kind of gathering!

Saving your favourite recipes makes it easier for you to access, regardless of the size of your festivities. Some really great recipe to keep handy is their Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites for your next cocktail party or pot-luck. This dish is great because the ingredients can to prepped ahead of time and can be whipped up on the day of your event.

 

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

Photo Credit: https://www.canadianturkey.ca; Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites.

 

Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites Recipe

Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Canadian
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground Canadian turkey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 140 grams goat cheese
  • 1/4 cups mint,torn into small pieces
Instructions
  1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, season ground turkey meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sauté until lightly browned and cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Roll out puff pastry and cut into 2-inch by 2-inch squares. Press into the bottom of a mini muffin tray. Use a fork to prick holes into the bottom part of the pastry to make your ‘cup’. Cook according to package instructions until barely browned. Set aside to cool. Exact number of bites may vary according to how thin pastry is rolled.  

  3. Fill each pastry cup with ground turkey. Top with a dollop of cranberry sauce and goats cheese.

  4. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes until cheese is softened.

  5. Top with mint.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

TIP:These bites make a perfect starter for your parties or family get-togethers.  Get a head start by making the first two steps ahead of time and store the pastry cups and cooked turkey for up to 2 days before you need them.  You can easily whip up a double batch of cups and mix up your toppings to create different flavours.  Try:

 

Sweet and Spicy:

Ground turkey + red pepper jelly + brie + jalapeno

 

Island:

Ground turkey + jerk sauce + cubed pineapple + cilantro

 

Italian:

Ground turkey + pesto + sundried tomato + mozzarella

 

Cheesy Mushroom:

Ground turkey + mushrooms + onions + cheddar

If you are looking for other ways to get your holiday party started with Canadian turkey, print off this pintable showing 5 ways you can make holiday appetizers with ground turkey meat!

 

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

Photo Credit: https://www.canadianturkey.ca; Ground Turkey Holiday Appetizers 5 Ways Printable.

 

Tips to help feed your merry gatherers

Find it hard to feed a throng of holiday revelers? Canadian turkey makes a fabulous feature item on all of your entertaining menus. Cooking a classic roast turkey dinner with all of the fixings is worth the time needed to put together to create a holiday celebration for those you are celebrating with. You can usually count on leftovers from this bird to help create quick and healthy meals on hectic days when you have a lot to juggle. It is always great to have scrumptious dishes on hand for the rest of the week or squirrelling away pre-made meals in the freezer to cook for a busy weeknight during the holiday season. 

Making Canadian turkey the star of your holiday season

Canadian turkey is such a versatile protein to use in meals. With all of these options, it is easy to have this bird as the star of your holiday season. You should give some of these recipes a try to be creative or keep your traditional go-to’s intact. No matter which way you choose to prep your turkey this year, it will be delicious! Since turkey can be used in so many different dishes, try using as a main ingredient in any of your star appetizers and main meals for tickle the taste buds of your guests. Take a look below to find more amazing ways to add Canadian turkey when throwing your next holiday get-together.

 

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey

Roast Turkey on a festive holiday table ~ Photo credit: Canadian Turkey

 

8 Great Tips to Help You Entertain-at-Home Like A Pro

  1. Serve dishes that can be made in advance. Favourites like casseroles, pastas and stews featuring turkey can be made ahead of time and just re-heated gently to serve.
  2. Help your guests avoid the dreaded ‘crash’ that follows a heavy meal and think about serving lighter fare.  Turkey makes a great feature meal, feeding a crowd with big flavour, while being a leaner, lighter choice.
  3. Build your party around a series of appetizers.  A great one to try is our Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites.  Finger foods also mean using less dishes and cutlery, saving time when it comes to clean up.
  4. Plan something other than a formal sit down.  A relaxed buffet style meal encourages grazing throughout the night, mingling while guests eat and chat.  Choose foods that taste great at room temperature, like a stuffed turkey breast or turkey casserole.
  5. Think about hosting a potluck.  You provide the crowd-pleasing main dish, like a whole roasted turkey, and then have your guests bring a selection of appetizers, salads and desserts.  Guests love to contribute, and this will help take the heat off of you.
  6. Substitute turkey into any of your favourite party dishes.   Think about ground turkey, turkey breast or turkey sausage in any of your go-to appetizers and mains.
  7. Use your handy crock-pot to help you make a crowd-pleasing dish ahead of time.  Canadianturkey.ca has manycrock-pot and make-ahead inspirations. A bonus you’ll love with the crock pot? You can heat and serve all in the same container!
  8. Save on the big meal by skipping the beef tenderloin or prime rib and opting for a less expensive cut of meat.  A whole turkey will feed a large crowd for just a few dollars per person, making it a budget-friendly choice!

 

Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites Recipe

Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites Recipe ~ Photo credit: Canadian Turkey

 

More ways to put Canadian turkey at the heart of your holiday festivities!

Do you love these amazing tips and tricks dished out for you to use for your holiday celebrations? Is there something you still have questions about? Will this be your first time creating a holiday feast for your loved ones or hosting a festive bash? Head over to canadianturkey.ca  additional tips, recipes, Turkey Basics videos and HOW TOs to make this festive season the best one yet. Their Year-Round Whole Turkey HOW TOs section will help you through the whole process of roasting a whole Canadian turkey for your loved ones ay time of the year. The Recipe section is packed with yummy recipes when cooking a whole turkey and other cuts of this fabulous bird. They help you to have nutritious and delicious turkey on your table to as the heart of your holiday season or to #Entertain WithTurkey at any time of the year!

 

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

Make Turkey the Heart of Your Holidays with Canadian Turkey #EntertainWithTurkey

 

Disclaimer: This post is generously sponsored by Canadian Turkey.

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  1. wendy jensen says:

    My favorite turkey dish to create over the holidays is turkey fajitas!

  2. 409cope says:

    I like making cranberry stuffing.

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    All I really make during the holidays is a good ole roasted turkey, and then for leftovers I will make soup, stew, or some type of goulash

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    I actually want to try the TURKEY, CRANBERRY AND GOAT CHEESE PARTY BITES, they look so very good!

  5. Juliee Fitze says:

    Roasted turkey with all the fixing is my favorite turkey dish.

  6. krisha4444 says:

    we love doing a traditional turkey with stuffing 🙂

  7. krisha4444 says:

    would love to try the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

  8. Melissa Nielsen says:

    we LOVE turkey for the holidays. our favorite is turkey sandwiches but I may just have to try these they look amazing!

  9. Calvin says:

    Slow Cooked Turkey Meat Sauce & Baked Rigatoni sounds hearty!

  10. Diane To says:

    I like to make a simple roasted turkey with stuffing and mash potatoes

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    Turkey casserole

  12. jan says:

    I like making soup the most with my leftover turkey

  13. Lester C says:

    Just a roasted turkey with homemade stuffing

  14. elaing8 says:

    My favorite thing to cook is the turkey itself and cranberry stuffing to go with it.

  15. Dianne G. says:

    My favourite turkey dish over the holidays is Turkey Soup with homemade noodles. We usually have it every boxing day and it has become a traditional dish for our family.

  16. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings.

  17. Athena says:

    We love our traditional turkey

  18. hsibley says:

    Our favorite turkey dish for the holidays is definitely the roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy .

  19. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I’d make One-Pot Saucy Turkey Meatballs because they look delicious

  20. Sarah Ferguson says:

    I love traditional Stuffing It’s always the first dish to run out too so I’m not the only one that likes it.

  21. Nancy Giese says:

    I love roast turkey – and the leftovers are great for turkey pot pie Yum.

  22. Meekyung Kim says:

    Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites is my favourite

  23. janinevan09 says:

    turkey stuffing is my favourite to make

  24. nancy j burgess says:

    I like to add Turkey to my soups

  25. Jenness M says:

    I make my moms turkey casserole recipe with the leftovers.

  26. Rachel says:

    Cranberry turkey bites with phyllo and brie

  27. Carole says:

    Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos is a great!

  28. Donnas says:

    I often make turkey tetrazzini with lefover turkey.

  29. Travelbuds says:

    I love a big roast turkey. Then the next day I love turkey casserole with left over stuffing, gravy and then add some rice and mushroom soup.

  30. l p says:

    turkey pot pies are always a hit here. thanks

  31. l p says:

    Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs would be a new dish to try. thanks

  32. jason kinnin says:

    turkey soup

  33. Kristi says:

    I like to make a casserole with ground turkey and veggies!

  34. piroska says:

    My favourite turkey dish is the traditional roasted turkey.

  35. Leanne says:

    My favourite turkey dish over the holiday season is the turkey itself on christmas day. Maybe the stuffing , tough decision .

  36. Leanne says:

    Would love to try the stuffed turkey breast roll . Something a little different than we usually do but it sounds really good .

  37. Edith Rennes says:

    My favourite dish is turkey stew

  38. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite turkey dish to create during the holiday season is a basic roast turkey, done in the oven all day, with stuffing inside (although being fully honest, I make my husband or mom stuff it since I don’t like to touch raw meat, even with gloves on). And of course mashed potatoes with homemade gravy using the drippings from the turkey pan.

  39. Erin N says:

    I’m excited to try the Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites!

  40. Karen says:

    roast turkey

  41. Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to try some of the Meal Starter Turkey Ragu.

  42. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies during the holidays.

  43. Cathy Brown says:

    I love to make turkey sandwiches after the dinner

  44. Florence Cochrane says:

    I like to cook a whole turkey with dressing, veggies and gravy. Family tradition.

  45. Florence Cochrane says:

    I am looking forward to trying the Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets

  46. Marilyn Legault says:

    I like hot turkey sandwiches with left overs.

  47. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I enjoy a turkey simply seasoned and roasted in a Look oven bag–juicy and browned.

  48. MANDY says:

    I enjoy making a turkey sandwich over the holidays.

  49. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    will cook a roasted turkey with homemade stuffing

  50. Lorna Webster says:

    Sandwiches with the leftovers for sure!

  51. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I do traditional turkey with homemade stuffing.

  52. Vanessa L. says:

    I make a good old fashioned turkey leftover sandwich with mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce and stuffing.

  53. Pam says:

    We like having individual turkey pot pies.

  54. Leanne says:

    I would also like to try the mini masala turkey pot pies with left overs .

  55. ChristineB says:

    My favorite turkey dish is roasted turkey (with bacon on top) with stuffing and gravy .

  56. Jodi says:

    Covered in bacon is our favourite.

  57. Belinda McNabb says:

    Traditional roasted turkey is my favorite turkey dish

  58. Silvia D says:

    our favourite is the hot turkey sandwiches filled with turkey, stuffing ,cranberry sauce and smothered in gravy

  59. Silvia D says:

    I would like to try the .. Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies this holiday season.

  60. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    turkey a la king with a side of mashed yams

  61. Darren Scrubb says:

    My choice is Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings.

  62. Jonnie says:

    I love hot turkey sandwiches with stuffing. We always have our big dinner on Christmas Eve then hot turkey sandwiches on Christmas Day with the leftovers.

  63. ivy pluchinsky says:

    My favorite turkey dish over the holidays is a roasted turkey with all the trimmings!

  64. I like to make a stuffed turkey and serve it with fresh cranberry sauce.

  65. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets.

  66. I love roast turkey dinner, and with leftovers I love to make turkey barley soup, turkey pot pie and turkey dinner casserole (which is turkey, vegetables and cream of chicken soup topped with leftover mashed potatoes and stuffing).

  67. Ron Friese says:

    I really like to have a stuffed turkey breast.

  68. Ron says:

    I want to try the Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder.

  69. Fan R. says:

    I will try HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS this holiday season

  70. Winnie L says:

    i like hot turkey sandwiches

  71. Linda says:

    I like to use turkey for meatloaf during the holidays.

  72. Leanne says:

    The spaghetti and turkey meatballs would be another good idea to try with the leftovers . I normally just make sandwiches but might have to try something different this year .

  73. Ron Giese says:

    I make homemade egg noodles and make turkey noodle soup

  74. Jennpup says:

    I love turkey sausage in my cranberry almond stuffing! So good!

  75. Melissa Faulkner says:

    Classic roasted turkey for sure!

  76. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I think the HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS looks fantastic!

  77. Michelle K says:

    Roasted turkey is my favorite turkey dish.

  78. millerkrazy says:

    I feel like I’m so boring but I truly just love a classic hot turkey sandwich with gravy with my leftovers!

  79. Tracy D says:

    We love a hot turkey sandwich with gravy and peas on top!

  80. aliyadaya says:

    I enjoy roasted turkey, but we add a special twist because regular turkey is bland. Our recipe has a sweet chili heat wet rub we make; it adds a kick and makes a delicious and healthy turkey as we use olive oil.

  81. Delaney says:

    Plain old roast turkey

  82. aliyadaya says:

    This holiday season, I want to try the Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls (Kheema Pav) in mini format for appetizers at a party.

  83. tracy k says:

    spatchcock turkey

  84. KittyPride says:

    I like making roast turkey and home made stuffing.

  85. Rosa Cross says:

    I like making roast turkey, a big turkey so I can have lots of leftovers.

  86. Glogirl says:

    My favourite turkey dish to create involves leftovers and making a shepherd’s pie but only with leftover turkey.

  87. Jenny Major says:

    I would love to try the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

  88. Louise Smith says:

    Roasted turkey with sage stuffing and yams.

  89. ChristineB says:

    Roast turkey with all the fixings

  90. Kristi says:

    I like turkey casseroles with potatoes.

  91. Ron says:

    I like turkey soup.

  92. Tara Fillion says:

    My favourite turkey dish over the holidays is definitely turkey tacos!!

  93. aliyadaya says:

    I want to change with the roast turkey recipe we make; I normally do a spicy, thai style rub. But I want to try Desi Roast Turkey With Lahori Chargha Masala And Green Chutney …

  94. jessica monahan says:

    making roasted turkey and stuffing

  95. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to try making the 5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Skillet Turkey.

  96. Jennifer says:

    Roasted turkey with delicious crispy skin for me!

  97. granny2ava says:

    I love a nice roasted turkey, with all the trimmings…. with all the family gathered around.

  98. Hot turkey sandwiches with gravy

  99. Fan R. says:

    I will try CRANBERRY CHIPOTLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS

  100. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos

  101. Valerie Gibson says:

    Good old roast turkey with sausage dressing

  102. Pauline Milner says:

    I will be making the classic homemade turkey soup. Thanks for the delicious giveaway opportunity!

  103. Florence Cochrane says:

    Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies with my leftover turkey

  104. Judy Cowan says:

    Doing a whole roasted turkey with stuffing is my favourite!

  105. I love to make a stuffed roasted turkey for the big day,,then use the leftovers for hot turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey mess ,and for just eating as a cold snack!

  106. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Turkey, Pepper and Onion Skillet Supper.

  107. Silvia D says:

    with the lifet overs would like to try.. Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese

  108. Sean M says:

    Our favourite is roasted turkey with dressing

  109. Silvia D says:

    i would love to make the Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Hand Pies during the holidays!

  110. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I can’t wait to try the 5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Skillet Turkey.

  111. LisaM says:

    I love my husband’s turkey and stuffing but I also like turkey casserole!

  112. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to try the Tari Wala Turkey.

  113. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    The Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs sounds so good

  114. krisha4444 says:

    Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets

  115. Sarah Letendre says:

    Classic roasted half turkey would be nice to try for my family , there is only a few of us and a whole turkey is just too much

  116. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Family-Style Turkey Braise with Polenta.

  117. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    Best Ever Turkey Chili would be great during the holidays

  118. Silvia D says:

    love the flavours of Tandoori so would love to try the … Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings

  119. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I would love to try the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.

  120. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to make the Filipino Adobo Style Slow Cooker Turkey Roast.

  121. Fan R. says:

    I will be trying WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY WITH CRANBERRY PEAR CHUTNEY

  122. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos would be great

  123. Amy Pratt says:

    I make an excellent mushroom pecan rice stuffing.

  124. Andrew Gordon says:

    Broccoli and cheese casserole.

  125. Sarah says:

    I like to roast a big turkey so we have lots of leftovers. We use then uo with for sandwiches, turkey soup, and turkey pot pies! 🙂

  126. Sarah says:

    The Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder looks amazing!

  127. LisaM says:

    I’d love to go to the Old Toronto Beer Tour

  128. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love making turkey vegetable soup. Great way to use leftovers too.

  129. heather s says:

    I like to make turkey nachos for a change of pace

  130. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    The Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs sounds delicious and easy to make

  131. Soozle (Suzie B) says:

    Our favorite is a classic roast turkey!

  132. andie says:

    We love Hot Leftover Turkey Sandwiches with Gravy.

  133. Sarah Letendre says:

    Id like to try the CANADIAN TURKEY’S OWN MAKE-AT-HOME FLAVOUR SPICED BLENDS