This ranch turkey pasta recipe is a quick and easy main dish recipe you can make to use some of your leftover holiday turkey. It is so fast you make it in less time than it takes to boil the pasta.
Ranch Turkey Pasta Recipe
Menu – Ranch Turkey Pasta Dinner
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Ranch Turkey Pasta Dinner*
Cinnamon Raisin Rice Pudding*
Here’s a quick and easy main dish recipe you can make to use some of your leftover holiday turkey. It is so fast you make it in less time than it takes to boil the pasta.
*Ranch Turkey Pasta Dinner
2 1/2 cups uncooked medium tube pasta (or any other type of pasta or noodle)
6-8 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
3 cups turkey, cooked and cubed
Cook the pasta according to the directions. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a skillet and add salad dressing mix. Add peas and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain the pasta and add it and the turkey to skillet. Makes 4 servings.
Spread bread with butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. Broil until golden. Watch carefully as it goes from just right to incinerated very quickly.
*Coconut Raisin Rice Pudding
This recipe is a great way to use extra rice.
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg
2 1/2 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup flaked coconut
Place butter in a 13x9x2 baking dish. Set aside. Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg and salt. Stir in the rice and raisins. Pour into the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Then sprinkle with coconut. Bake 10-15 minutes longer. Refrigerate leftovers.
Tip: You can substitute brown sugar for the white sugar, replace 1 cup of milk with coconut milk, use dried cranberries or top with mango, raspberries, bananas or any fruit you like.