Turkey cacciatore with a twist

Turkey cacciatore with a twist

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal477
  • fat21g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein50g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

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    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 3 x cans chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • little splash vinegar
  • about 500g leftover turkey, shredded into chunks
    Turkey

    Turkey

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    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

  • 1 x 125g balls mozzarella
  • 2 good handfuls fresh breadcrumbs

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

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Honeygran
27th Feb, 2014
5.05
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
28th Dec, 2013
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
23rd Dec, 2013
This is a really good recipe for using your turkey up its quick and easy and great with pasta.
ammybsas
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
It is very good, and it goes very well with pasta!
suegriff26
6th Jan, 2013
5.05
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
4th Jan, 2013
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
18th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
18th Jan, 2012
5.05
really good for leftover turkey - went down a treat
imacpherson
2nd Jan, 2012
5.05
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.
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pamart
28th Dec, 2011
Tasty tasty very very tasty

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tillyanne
17th Sep, 2013
could i freeze a cooked portion of this?
Steveggetit
4th Jan, 2015
Well my 2 lads wolfed it back. Prepared the sauce first this morning & went to foot ball. Villa beat Blackpool 1-0 so all happy in our household. got back from match at 6.30 shoved the oven on, grated the cheese ( only had cheddar & left over Gorgonzola & the breadcrumbs. 1/2 hr in oven. & worked a treat. wife's away this weekend & I was a superhero in the kitchen & taking them for a beer & footy. We will do it again....