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
For any holiday or special occasion, melt almond bark and spread it in a thin sheet. Then use metal cookies cutters to cut it into any shape you want.
Don’t know what to do with all those open packages of mixes, dressings and dips? Clip them shut with one of those black clips (alligator clip ?) then line them up in a small box or basket.
To keep them organized, you could place some cup hooks on the inside of a cabinet or cabinet door and hang them from those.
If you have a bunch of hard candy left from the holidays, grind it up in something like a spice grinder and then sprinkle it on top of cookies.
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.
I think I’m going to make that Cheese Toast tonight to have with my bean soup. Yummy. Also, I really like that almond bark hint. Good idea for Valentine’s day. Actually all the recipes look good.
Yummy! I make up our own Ranch Dressing powdered mix to keep on hand (use it for many things). Lots cheaper to make it, it keeps well & less gunk in it!
Yum ,how do you make it?
Just follow the recipe and serve it after you place everything in the skillet at the end.
use clothespins in stead of clips for spice pkgs
I see you talk about the aligator clips to keep your bags closed :) for years and years my mum has used pegs they are awesome :) and cheapppppppppppp
SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN MY SISTERS DAUGHTER WAS A TODDLER, SHE FOUND ONE OF THOSE ALLIGATOR CLIPS IN THE KITCHEN. SHE WALKED OVER TO THE SINK WHERE MY SISTER WAS WASHING DISHES AND CLIPPED IT ON THE BOTTOM OF MY SISTERS BUTT. my SISTER COULD NOT REACH IT TO GET IT OFF. SHE CARRIED ON LIKE A CRAZY PERSON TILL WE FIGURED WHAT WAS WRONG!
I made that toast last night and it’s so good. I was hungry for soemthing, and didn’t wany anything sweet, so I made that toast and it was satisfying and yummy.
We are doing a lot of cleaning out of file cabinets here at work this week. There are so many binder clips being thrown away, it makes me crazy. I have been trying to snag some of the really big ones because they make great chip bag closers. They stay tight and the chips stay fresh. I also use them for partially used bags of frozen veggies and fruit. Keeps them from getting freezer burn or lots of ice in the bag. The large and medium work best but it depends on the size of the bag, too. The binder clips are very expensive so told my boss I was a scavenger and trying to save pads of paper, post-it notes and misc other things for the office as well as the binder clips and other style paper clips. But since so many of the clips were being thrown away (not by my team), I kept a few for home.
Love the cheese toast idea. We also spread peanut butter on bread and toast it in the oven,as the toast browns the peanut butter melts and it is so good with any kinda of soup or as a quick snack.
The cheese toast is a staple for dinner in my house. especially if I am serving something that is not a favourite.
Sometimes it is just toast buttered, but usually parmesean cheese is sprinkled on top.
I use english muffins, bagles or hotdog or hamburger buns.
The ham and hot buns are the favourites.
Great for dipping into stew and spaghetti topped by each person is messy but good.
I like them for days like today. Just got back after 2 extra days in the city due to car trouble came home to find that the paint we bought all mixed with the same colour isn’t. so the dining room still has to be redone.
Will be nice to have a simple meal with no hassle. cheese toast and maybe refried spaghetti.
Tomorrow I might add them to the menu for the bbq we are having for the painter and his family to let him realize we don’t blame him for the extra time or the problems.
Got to talk to the mixer and owner of the store to see if he will give us a good deal on the paint which was mixed wrong. 9 cans in total.
anyway off to try and get my kitchen back in order. Lots of things are not going back but will be relegated to the basement for a while before the thrift shop gets them.
enjoy the cheese toast they are great.
I prefer to use rubber bands to tie any bags, boxes, or frozen veggie packages. If I don’t have any, then I do use clothes pins, but the rubber hands will seal the packages much tighter. Easy and very secure. I get the huge bags of rubber bands from our local dollar store, probably 200 rubberbands in every size, including super large ones. I wrap the rubber bands around the whole package, not around the top. This way, it is easy to unwrap. Helps me so much in the kitchen, almost as much as using shears to open everything, instead of trying to tear these packages open. Some of the packaging is so hard to open, you can’t even tear through the plastic. Anyway, rubberbands and shears are very helpful.
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