Monday, November 28, 2011

Hot Turkey Salad


It's always such a sad day when the turkey runs out that it makes me wonder why I don't cook one more often! We've made Turkey Tetrazzini, Turkey Noodle Soup and Turkey sandwiches. This recipe, however, is by far my favorite: Hot Turkey Salad.


Hot Turkey Salad is what my mom would always make on Thanksgiving evening. While the company was still lingering and many hours had passed since our 1PM dinner, my mom would whip up a batch of this light and satisfying meal.


It bakes for only 10 minutes - just long enough for the cheese to melt, but still leave the celery and almonds crunchy. Serve it with a roll and some cranberry sauce for a perfect, simple supper.



Hot Turkey Salad

1 cup diced onion
2 cups diced celery
3 cups diced turkey
1 cup light Miracle Whip or Mayo
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup Craisins
1 cup crushed potato chips or French's Onions

Mix all ingredients except potato chips/French's Onions together and pour into a glass 9x13 pan.  Top with crunchy topping of your choice.  Bake @425 degrees for 10 minutes.


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3 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! That sounds really good! I love Craisins with turkey, and those fried onions are sooooo good! We use those all crushed up on pork chops and it's so tasty. Thanks for sharing this at One Artsy Mama's Shine On Fridays! Hope to see you again next week!

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  2. Slightly late, but thank you so much for linking up to Friday Food last week on Momtrends.com! I still have turkey left over, chopped up and frozen, bookmarking this to try! ~Shannon

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  3. YUM! I want some turkey right now just so I can make this! We're featuring it tomorrow at our Seasonal Inspiration party - thanks for sharing!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

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