Turkey cacciatore with a twist

Turkey cacciatore with a twist

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This tasty Italian cheese and tomato bake is a fab way to use up leftover meat and a true family favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
477
protein
50g
carbs
22g
fat
21g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
15g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 x cans chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • little splash vinegar
  • about 500g leftover turkey, shredded into chunks
  • 1 x 125g balls mozzarella
  • 2 good handfuls fresh breadcrumbs

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Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and sugar, a little splash of vinegar and some seasoning, then simmer for 20 mins until really thick. Stir in the turkey and transfer to a baking dish. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  2. Tear over the mozzarella in chunks, then scatter over the breadcrumbs with a bit more ground pepper. Bake for 20 mins until turkey is piping hot through, and the top is golden and bubbling. Eat with mash, jackets, rice or pasta

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, December 2011

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vrog's picture
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We first cooked this for a crowd last Christmas, but now use smaller quantities for the two of us as a regular 'leftovers' dish. I interchange mozzarella and mascarpone depending on what's in fridge.

morgas's picture

We had this with pasta & a green salad to use up the last of our turkey, we stirred in some mascarpone as suggested on the chicken cacciatore - it was a lovely change from turkey curry.

debbie31's picture

This is a really good recipe for using your turkey up its quick and easy and great with pasta.

ammybsas's picture
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It is very good, and it goes very well with pasta!

suegriff26's picture
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Delish, made this 3 times since christmas already. Used a teaspoon of chipotle chilli paste when frying onions for a bit of a kick

christinecronan's picture

This was lovely and so easy to make. I added some chillies when I was frying the onion and garlic to give it a little kick and used worcester sauce instead of vinegar. I also mixed it with pasta as I saw an earlier comment suggesting it and I used buffalo mozzarella :)

LibbyR26's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so simple. Easily halved the recipe to make it for 2, but kept the full amount of cheese, which was needed. Now a firm favourite in my house.

jjlawlor's picture
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really good for leftover turkey - went down a treat

imacpherson's picture
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This is a really easy and tasty way to use up turkey leftovers, really delicious, and isn't too tomatoey with 3 tins, great with pasta.

pamart's picture

Tasty tasty very very tasty

limefruitgum's picture

I'm sure it is lovely (<3 the chicken cacciatore recipe elsewhere on this site), but I don't think the picture makes it look very appetizing.

cooking4grandma's picture
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Very tasty! I used low fat mozzarella to make it a bit healthier.

dragonma5306's picture
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This was easy to make and very tasty. I made it exactly to the recipe and added some grated parmesan to the breadcrumbs for the topping. I will be making it again.

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