Baked Turkey Recipes
Roasted turkey and baked turkey tend to be viewed as similar dishes, but as with chicken, there are often significant differences. A roasted turkey typically refers to a whole bird or breast, simply seasoned and served with additional side dishes. A baked turkey dish often refers to turkey parts that are baked with seasonings and vegetables to flavor the turkey and serve as part of the side dishes.
This might seem to be a minor difference, but it presents significantly different opportunities for wine pairing. First, there is the flavor bridge that is created by cooking the bird along with the side dish. These dominant flavors should always be part of the food and wine pairing equation. For example, turkey tetrazzini includes a creamy cheese and mushroom sauce that is wonderful with the turkey and egg noodles, which are the classic accompaniment to the dish. In this case, you have to pair your wine with that cheesy mushroom sauce rather than the turkey. A whole new set of wines present themselves as up to the challenge, and I’d go with a nice Nebbiolo or Chianti. By taking your cues from all the ingredients in a dish you can find more varied and often more appropriate pairings then if you simply focus on the main protein.
For more specific pairing suggestions, take a look at some of the appropriate pairing guides.
Top baked turkey recipes
All Baked Turkey Recipes
Acorn Squash with Sweet Spicy Sausage
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2. Place the squash halves face-down in a baking dish in 1 inch of water and bake until flesh...
Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing
1. In a 12-in. frying pan over high heat, cook mushrooms, butter, onions, celery, and garlic, stirring often, until vegetables are lightly browned,...
Artichoke, Sausage, and Parmesan Cheese Stuffing
Preheat oven to 350â°F. Divide bread between 2 baking sheets. Bake until cubes are dry but not hard, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Heat ...
Asian-Style Meat Loaves
Preheat oven to 350°. Place crackers in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Combine cracker crumbs, turkey, pork, green onions, 1/4 cup...
Asparagus-Turkey Wraps with Roasted-Pepper Mayonnaise
Preheat broiler. Snap off the tough ends of asparagus. Steam asparagus, covered, 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwis...
Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
1. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, crackers, 1/3 cup cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into fo...
Baked Egg Rolls
Preheat oven to 425°. Combine celery and carrot in food processor, and pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Combine celery mixture and cabbage i...
Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cheese
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain the pasta, and set aside. Remove casings from sausag...
Heat oven to 400° F. Scrub the potatoes and pierce each with the tines of a fork. Bake until fork-tender, about 45 minutes. Carefully cut each pota...
Baked Stuffed Shells
Preheat oven to 350°. To prepare stuffing, combine 1/4 cup boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl; let stand 20 minutes or until toma...
Baked Tomato Florentine Pasta
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook turkey and onion in large nonstick skillet on medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato...
Preheat oven to 325° F. Remove the giblets from the body cavity along with anything that has been tucked into the neck skin. Reserve the giblets o...
Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos
In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high h...
Belgian Turkey Ragout
Preheat oven to 300°. Remove skin from turkey; cut meat from bones. Discard skin and bones; cut meat into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Sprinkle turkey with 1...
Better-for-You Turkey Meatloaf
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add ground turkey and sausage; combine mixture just until blended, using han...
To prepare filling, cook the onion and turkey in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until turkey is browned, ...
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Preheat oven to 425°F. In a bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, cake flour, sugar, baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. In another bowl, beat cream u...
Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring wel...
Brined Dijon Turkey with Pan Gravy
1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and salt. Add 1 qt. hot water; whisk until the sugar and salt dissolve. Stir in the ice water. 2. Rins...
Brined Maple Turkey with Cream Gravy
To prepare brine, combine first 6 ingredients in a large stockpot, stirring until salt dissolves.To prepare turkey, remove and reserve giblets and ...
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