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9 Diced Turkey Recipes That are Under £1 a Head

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9 Diced Turkey Recipes That are Under £1 a Head

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Including easy diced turkey recipes and a meal plan

When it comes to turkey, however, small your bird, there always seems to be leftovers.

While there’s still a place for the humble turkey sandwich; you really can do a lot with this versatile lean meat.

If you are scared of using leftover meat, then please don’t be! Make sure your turkey is completely cool before you refrigerate, and freeze within the first 90 minutes if possible.

Leaving the turkey on the kitchen side all day may make it unsafe to eat, so before you sit down, decide what you’re doing to do with it.

Leftover turkey should be eaten within two days but can be frozen for up to three months. Freeze it in portions, but sealing it in a reuseable freezer bag or container and labeling it up.

If you’re putting your turkey in the fridge, then place it in the middle shelf, saving your bottom half for any raw meat or fish.

Leftover turkey recipes

If you are looking for leftover turkey recipes or slow cooker recipes that you can use chicken or turkey in then make sure you have a look at:

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes That Can Be Made From Your Christmas Dinner – These are leftover turkey recipes that are great for Christmas leftovers or Boxing day meals.

31 Aldi Slow Cooker Recipes For The Whole Family – This gives you a month of slow cooker recipes and a weekly meal plan that can help you cook homemade food for less. Perfect for beginner cooks.

7 Gammon Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Budget Friendly – These are great for over the Christmas period when you need to use up all your meat.

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Easy dinner ideas

If you are new to cooking or are looking for new meals to eat for the whole family then have a look at Spicentice*.

They send out packets of spices with easy to follow instructions so you can make a meal from scratch.

They are great to use if you are new to cooking from scratch or if you are looking to get your family eating new budget-friendly meals and have no clue where to start.

We tried them at the start of this year and loved them. We got stuck in a food rut and they helped by giving us ideas while keeping our food budget really low.

If you’d like to try Spicentice yourself then make sure you use our link here with our code LASAVE20 to get 20% off every purchase.*

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We made the below meals using Spicentice. Try them for yourself
here:

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie For Just 82p Per Portion

Spaghetti Meatball Recipe For 73p a Head

Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe: A Family Meal for 94p a Person

Chinese Chicken Curry For Just £1.54 For 4

Really Easy Homemade Beef Burgers For Under £1 a Head

The Best Southern Fried Chicken Recipe For Under £1 a Head

9 Diced Turkey Recipes

These diced turkey recipes are also great in the slow cooker too. You can
use turkey breast if you don’t have any leftover turkey from another meal.

You can use frozen vegetables or even use chicken if you have that in the
freezer. We use chicken stock that can be brought cheaply from any supermarket.

Turkey ragu

This ragu is a really easy recipe that is great on evenings that you are
struggling. You can cook the sauce in a slow cooker too if you prefer.

150g turkey breasts, diced £1.20
3 tbsp olive oil 10p
1 onion 10p
2 garlic cloves 10p
¼ tsp chilli flakes 5p
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 70p
1 tbsp brown sugar 10p
150ml whole milk 30p
1 lemon juice 5p
3g rigatoni pasta 70p

Total: £3.40 = 85p per person for four people

Crispy chilli turkey noodles

These turkey noodles are a great quick dinner. You can use mince turkey or
diced turkey depending on what you have. If you like your food spicy then make
sure you have a look at Spicentice for small pouches of spice goodness.

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500g turkey mince or square diced £2.70
10g dried ginger 5p
1 large garlic clove 10p
3 tbsp honey 20p
3 tbsp soy sauce 10p
350g dried udon noodles £1
2 tbsp lemon juice 10p
2 large carrots 8p
4 spring onions, shredded 39p

Total: £4.72 = £1.18 per person for four people

Turkey Egg Fried Rice

This is really easy to make and quick to cook, this turkey egg fried rice
stir fry is cheap and cheerful. Bung anything in and you have dinner for the
family for just 67p a head.

Handful Turkey £1.872

Egg 14p

250g Rice 31p

60g Frozen peas 5p

2 tsp Soy sauce 4p

100g Frozen onion 15P

100g Frozen peppers 13p

Total: £2.69 = 67p a head for 4 people

Turkey Carcass Soup

This turkey carcass soup does take around 2 hours to cook, but it can be
left to its own devices in a pan or slow cooked overnight to get all the turkey
off.

Turkey carcass

250g Potatoes 31p

125g Carrots 31p

100g Frozen onion 15p

100g Cabbage 31p

400g Tin tomatoes 34p

1 tsp Worchester sauce 2p

Herbs 4p

Total: £1.48 = 37p a head for 4 people

Baked Turkey Pesto Alfredo

This baked turkey pesto alfredo is a really simple dish that my kids love!
Perfect for defrosted turkey and dice it as small as you want.

25g Butter 14p

25g Plain flour 9p

600ml Milk 26p

350g Pasta 24p

Handful turkey £1.87

100g Cheese 95p

400g Tin tomatoes 34p

3 tbs Pesto 5p

Total: £3.94 = 98p per head for 4

Leftover Turkey Stew

I love this turkey casserole recipe. My kids like the turkey diced really
small and then whizzed with my hand blender, but the recipes says just chucks is fine.

200g Frozen Onions 30p

1 Apple 32p

Herbs 5p

25g Plain flour 9p

300ml Stock 10p

2 tbsp Honey 5p

Handful of turkey £1.87

50g Whole red cabbage 15p

100g Whole roasting potatoes 15p

62g Whole carrots 15p

Total:  £3.63 = 90p a head for 4 people

Turkey Korma

We all have our favourite curry recipe, but I like this one as it’s easy to make.

There’s loads of recipes out there. I like this turkey korma because the
kids will actually eat it, but I amend when goes in depending on what I have in the cupboards.

Turkey £1.87

25g Natural yogurt 4p

100g Frozen onion 15p

2 Garlic cloves 2p

Herbs 5p

25g Plain flour 9p

50ml Double cream 16p

10g Caster sugar 6p

20g Ginger 10p

Total: £2.54 = 63p a head for 4 people

Turkey Meatballs

These turkey meatballs come in at 1p over, but they are so lush. They go with anything. My kids eat them by themselves!

Handful turkey £1.87

50g Frozen onion 7p

227g Pork sausage meat £1.75

Bread crumbs 20p

Egg 7p

Tsp Worcestershire sauce 5p

2 tsp flour 4p

Total: £4.05 = £1.01 per head for 4

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Turkey Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Really simple to make. My kids cover theirs in cheese like this turkey
smothered sweet potato recipe but I don’t, as I think they’re sweet enough.

4x Sweet potato 44p

Handful turkey £1.87

50g Frozen onion 7p

5 tsp Tomato sauce 5p

Can of kidney beans 30p

Total: £2.73 = 68p a person for 4

Laura x

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