Next Day Turkey Primavera


Next Day Turkey Primavera

Next Day Turkey Primavera

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


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

Next Day Turkey Primavera Recipe


Next Day Turkey Primavera

1 cup uncooked penne pasta

8 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

2/3 cup julienned carrot

3 Tbsp. butter

4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced

½ cup chopped yellow summer squash

½ cup chopped zucchini

1 ½ cups shredded cooked turkey

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix

1 cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


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.

Stir in the turkey, tomato, dressing mix and cream.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Drain pasta; add to vegetable and toss to combine.  Sprinkle with cheese and toss again.        4 servings


(Recipe for Next Day Turkey Primavera was in, 2014)


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