Cranberry Turkey Salad -turkey, red onion, pecans, and dried cranberries in a creamy dressing and served on croissants. A great way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
It’s this week. Days away. Nobody panic but, like, have you gone to the store yet?
Tip: go in the middle of the night if you have to go this week. It’s the only way you’ll survive it.
Have you made your minute by minute timeline of the day?!
JK Do people that don’t live on Pinterest actually do that?
Anyway, I’ve got a no stress turkey option today that you guys are going to love!
I’ve never made a turkey on my own. Ever. I wouldn’t know where to start.
Lucky for me, Jennie-O makes it idiot proof with their Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey. You literally just remove the outer packaging, slice some slits in the top of the oven bag, and roast it for 4 hours. (How to cook it video here!)
That’s it. No basting. No fuss.
Aaaaand it has a gravy packet that you just pour into a pot and simmer until hot and thick.
They turkey turned out perfectly juicy and the cajun spices were a nice change from the usual turkey. (Pssst, they have a regular turkey, too!) My kids came home from school the day I cooked it and said, “Why does it smell so good in here?!”
The Jennie-O website is where you should head if you need any Thanksgiving help. They’ve got several menus, a thawing calculator (you better do that one today!), and tons of recipes for side dishes!
If you happen to have leftover turkey, lemme suggest you make this uhhhh-mazing Cranberry Turkey Salad. There’s this grocery store in my hometown that makes the best chicken salad with grapes and pecans and, like, sometimes I dream about that chicken salad. So I kind of wanted to do that but switched the chicken for turkey and the grapes for dried cranberries.
It’s so good and even better on a croissant.
True story: was so excited to have an excuse to buy croissants and my evil husky ate the 3 remaining croissants while I was at the gym!
More Thanksgiving Recipes
- Farro Salad with Cranberries, Feta, and Pecans
- Apple Cranberry Crisp
- Green Bean Casserole Phyllo Bites
- Apple-Sage Brined Turkey
- Apple Cranberry Streusel Pie
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- 3 cups cooked Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey, diced
- ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
- ⅓ cup pecans, roughly chopped
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- ½ cup mayo
- ½ cup sour cream
- salt and pepper
- 4 croissants, for serving (if desired)
- leafy greens, for serving (if desired)
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve on croissants with leafy greens if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1307mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 15g