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! You have to make this Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites Recipe for your guests!
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.
Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites Recipe
Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill each pastry cup with ground turkey. Top with a dollop of cranberry sauce and goats cheese.
- Broil on high for 1-2 minutes until cheese is softened.
- Top with mint.
- Serve immediately.
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!
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.
8 Great Tips to Help You Entertain-at-Home Like A Pro
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
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!
Disclaimer: This post is generously sponsored by Canadian Turkey.
My favorite turkey dish to create over the holidays is turkey fajitas!
I like making cranberry stuffing.
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
I actually want to try the TURKEY, CRANBERRY AND GOAT CHEESE PARTY BITES, they look so very good!
Roasted turkey with all the fixing is my favorite turkey dish.
we love doing a traditional turkey with stuffing 🙂
would love to try the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll
we LOVE turkey for the holidays. our favorite is turkey sandwiches but I may just have to try these they look amazing!
Slow Cooked Turkey Meat Sauce & Baked Rigatoni sounds hearty!
I like to make a simple roasted turkey with stuffing and mash potatoes
I like making soup the most with my leftover turkey
Just a roasted turkey with homemade stuffing
My favorite thing to cook is the turkey itself and cranberry stuffing to go with it.
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.
I would like to make the Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings.
We love our traditional turkey
Our favorite turkey dish for the holidays is definitely the roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy .
I’d make One-Pot Saucy Turkey Meatballs because they look delicious
I love traditional Stuffing It’s always the first dish to run out too so I’m not the only one that likes it.
I love roast turkey – and the leftovers are great for turkey pot pie Yum.
Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites is my favourite
turkey stuffing is my favourite to make
I like to add Turkey to my soups
I make my moms turkey casserole recipe with the leftovers.
Cranberry turkey bites with phyllo and brie
Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos is a great!
I often make turkey tetrazzini with lefover turkey.
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.
turkey pot pies are always a hit here. thanks
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs would be a new dish to try. thanks
I like to make a casserole with ground turkey and veggies!
My favourite turkey dish is the traditional roasted turkey.
My favourite turkey dish over the holiday season is the turkey itself on christmas day. Maybe the stuffing , tough decision .
Would love to try the stuffed turkey breast roll . Something a little different than we usually do but it sounds really good .
My favourite dish is turkey stew
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.
I’m excited to try the Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites!
I would like to try some of the Meal Starter Turkey Ragu.
I would like to make the Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies during the holidays.
I love to make turkey sandwiches after the dinner
I like to cook a whole turkey with dressing, veggies and gravy. Family tradition.
I am looking forward to trying the Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets
I like hot turkey sandwiches with left overs.
I enjoy a turkey simply seasoned and roasted in a Look oven bag–juicy and browned.
I enjoy making a turkey sandwich over the holidays.
will cook a roasted turkey with homemade stuffing
Sandwiches with the leftovers for sure!
I do traditional turkey with homemade stuffing.
I make a good old fashioned turkey leftover sandwich with mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce and stuffing.
We like having individual turkey pot pies.
I would also like to try the mini masala turkey pot pies with left overs .
My favorite turkey dish is roasted turkey (with bacon on top) with stuffing and gravy .
Covered in bacon is our favourite.
Traditional roasted turkey is my favorite turkey dish
our favourite is the hot turkey sandwiches filled with turkey, stuffing ,cranberry sauce and smothered in gravy
I would like to try the .. Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies this holiday season.
turkey a la king with a side of mashed yams
My choice is Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings.
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.
My favorite turkey dish over the holidays is a roasted turkey with all the trimmings!
I like to make a stuffed turkey and serve it with fresh cranberry sauce.
I would like to make the Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets.
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).
I really like to have a stuffed turkey breast.
I want to try the Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder.
I will try HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS this holiday season
i like hot turkey sandwiches
I like to use turkey for meatloaf during the holidays.
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 .
I make homemade egg noodles and make turkey noodle soup
I love turkey sausage in my cranberry almond stuffing! So good!
Classic roasted turkey for sure!
I think the HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS looks fantastic!
Roasted turkey is my favorite turkey dish.
I feel like I’m so boring but I truly just love a classic hot turkey sandwich with gravy with my leftovers!
We love a hot turkey sandwich with gravy and peas on top!
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.
Plain old roast turkey
This holiday season, I want to try the Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls (Kheema Pav) in mini format for appetizers at a party.
I like making roast turkey and home made stuffing.
I like making roast turkey, a big turkey so I can have lots of leftovers.
My favourite turkey dish to create involves leftovers and making a shepherd’s pie but only with leftover turkey.
I would love to try the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll
Roasted turkey with sage stuffing and yams.
Roast turkey with all the fixings
I like turkey casseroles with potatoes.
I like turkey soup.
My favourite turkey dish over the holidays is definitely turkey tacos!!
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 …
making roasted turkey and stuffing
I would like to try making the 5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Skillet Turkey.
Roasted turkey with delicious crispy skin for me!
I love a nice roasted turkey, with all the trimmings…. with all the family gathered around.
Hot turkey sandwiches with gravy
I will try CRANBERRY CHIPOTLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS
Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos
Good old roast turkey with sausage dressing
I will be making the classic homemade turkey soup. Thanks for the delicious giveaway opportunity!
Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies with my leftover turkey
Doing a whole roasted turkey with stuffing is my favourite!
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!
I would like to make the Turkey, Pepper and Onion Skillet Supper.
with the lifet overs would like to try.. Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese
Our favourite is roasted turkey with dressing
i would love to make the Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Hand Pies during the holidays!
I can’t wait to try the 5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Skillet Turkey.
I love my husband’s turkey and stuffing but I also like turkey casserole!
Ohhh I’m going to have to try the https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/turkey-cranberry-and-goat-cheese-party-bites/
I would like to try the Tari Wala Turkey.
The Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs sounds so good
Honey Apple Turkey Sausage Savoury Tartlets
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
I would like to make the Family-Style Turkey Braise with Polenta.
Best Ever Turkey Chili would be great during the holidays
love the flavours of Tandoori so would love to try the … Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings
I would love to try the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.
I would like to make the Filipino Adobo Style Slow Cooker Turkey Roast.
I will be trying WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY WITH CRANBERRY PEAR CHUTNEY
Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos would be great
I make an excellent mushroom pecan rice stuffing.
Broccoli and cheese casserole.
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! 🙂
The Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder looks amazing!
I’d love to go to the Old Toronto Beer Tour
ohhh this looks great: https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/instant-pot-herbed-turkey-breast-gravy/
I love making turkey vegetable soup. Great way to use leftovers too.
I like to make turkey nachos for a change of pace
The Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs sounds delicious and easy to make
Our favorite is a classic roast turkey!
We love Hot Leftover Turkey Sandwiches with Gravy.
Id like to try the CANADIAN TURKEY’S OWN MAKE-AT-HOME FLAVOUR SPICED BLENDS
My favorite turkey dish is my Mom’s roasted turkey and stuffing. I love making homemade turkey soup from the leftovers as comfort food.
They all sound amazing.
Meal Starter Turkey Ragu looks delicious
Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll <3
I love a great roast turkey filled with yummy stuffing!
The Sage & Apple Brined Turkey would be delicious to make for the holidays.
Deep fried Turkey! It’s so good.
The stuffed turkey breast roll looks good.
I think the turkey nachos would be really good to try
The Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings would be great to try. Thanks!
Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese sounds amazing
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The sky high turkey nachos sound wonderful.
My favourite is traditional roast turkey.
I think the One-Pot Apple Honey Turkey Sausage Rice Pilaf would be a dish we would enjoy.
I will be trying ADOBO-STYLE SLOW COOKER TURKEY ROAST
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs looks really good
I’d like to make the honey, apple turkey tartlets.
I love making a turkey veggie casserole.
I would like to make the Slow Cooked Turkey Meat Sauce & Baked Rigatoni.
The Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies look yummy too
I would really like to try the Turkey Cheddar Spinach Dip. Thanks!
I would try the Turkey Pizza Meatloaf
I would like to make the Sweet & Sticky BBQ Turkey Legs.
I’d like to try the Honey apple turkey tartlets.
I will be trying ORANGE-CRACKED BLACK PEPPER CRANBERRY SAUCE
Slow Cooker Turkey Black Bean Chili, yummy !
I would like to make Turkey soup!
I love to make Turkey Nachos .. during the holidays . I love the leftovers !
I would like to make the Turkey Cheddar Spinach Dip.
I love to make hot turkey sandwiches the day after Christmas.
I would love to try the Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta…
i really would love to try the .. Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings
My favourite turkey dish apart from making a spiced turkey is turkey wraps with hummus. So tasty and nutritious!
I JUst stuff the bird and cook it, nothing fancy, I’m not that talented
The Adobo-Style Slow Cooker Turkey Roast sounds lovely
I would love to try the Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies; perfect for leftover turkey, lunches and snacks. Thanks!
The Turkey Pizza Meatloaf looks like a good recipe to try.
My favorite thing to do is to roast a whole turkey, but this year for the Holiday feast we are having I would like to try the apple-honey-turkey-sausage-stuffing to have as a side dish. It looks delicious. #EntertainWithTurkeyGiveaway
the days following turkey dinner would love to try the …All-In-One Thanksgiving Dinner Bowl
Slow Cooked Turkey Meat Sauce & Baked Rigatoni
I would like to make the Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos.
I would really like to try the Turkey Biryani!
The turkey cheddar spinach dip would be fantastic on pumpernickel bread , that would definitely worth trying !
The Honey apple turkey tartlets look yummy
I will be trying APPLE HONEY TURKEY SAUSAGE STUFFING
I would like to try Piri Piri Roasted Turkey Thighs
Mini Masala Turkey Pot Pies
The cranberry chipotle turkey tartlets sound good.
One-Pot Cranberry Chipotle Sausage Rice Pilaf
I really want to try the Turkey, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Party Bites!
I make traditional roast turkey.
I would love to try the Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs.
Slow Cooker Turkey Black Bean Chili
I’d like to try the stuffed turkey breast roll recipe.
During the holidays a good menu choice for us would be the Turkey Cheddar Spinach Dip.
I think i’ll be making turkey noodle soup with the leftovers
I like all the recipe ideas, but honestly the best turkey at the holidays is the leftovers, on bread, smothered in gravy with a side of cranberry sauce!
I’ll be trying TURKEY CHEDDAR SPINACH DIP
Turkey Pizza Meatloaf
The classic homemade turkey soup sounds wonderful. ‘
A recipe I would like to make is the Spiced Turkey with Hummus.
Roast Turkey with apple stuffing
Turkey and cranberry what more do you need. Yummy
Classic Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup would be great
I’d like to try the Saucy turkey meatballs recipe.
I would like to make Turkey Pizza Meatloaf.
a great lunch with the turkey left overs …Retro Turkey Club Salad turkey
I will be trying SPANISH-STYLE TURKEY RICE PILAF!
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The Sage & Apple Brined Turkey looks delicious
The cranberry sauce recipe sounds wonderful.
The Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls look delicious.
turkey a la king !!! fit for a king and queen!
i would like to make the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll
I’d like to try the Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll
I like the traditional turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberries connie danielson
The Apple Honey Turkey Sausage Stuffing would be good over the holidays.
love to make the One-Pot Apple Honey Turkey Sausage Rice Pilaf as a side dish!
Tandoori Turkey Legs and Wings
If I get an Instant Pot for Christmas I would like to make the Instant Pot Herbed Turkey Breast and Gravy.
The Instant Pot Herbed Turkey Breast and Gravy would be great to try.
I would love to try the Spanish-Style Turkey Pilaf. Thank you!
i would like to try the Turkey Cheddar Spinach Dip during the holidays
Tari Wala Turkey sounds good
The turkey sausage and seafood chowder sounds good.
The HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS sounds great
I will be trying OVEN ROASTED WHOLE TURKEY AND MIXED VEGETABLES!!
Instant Pot Herbed Turkey Breast and Gravy would be great over the holidays
One-Pot Apple Honey Turkey Sausage Rice Pilaf would be delicious
The turkey nachos look so good!
Mediterranean Turkey Sausage Pasta
spiced turkey with hummas
Today I was drawn to the Classic Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup
My favourite is Turkey Sausage and Seafood Chowder
I love roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce which is the reason I like Christmas (all about the food) 🤣
I would like to try the Honey Garlic Ginger Finishing Sauce for my turkey.
I will be trying SPANISH STYLE TURKEY RICE PILAF!!
turkey a la king !
Turkey Cheddar Spinach Dip
Adobo-Style Slow Cooker Turkey Roast
I’d like to try the Herbed butter Turkey Roast.