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Light and Easy Turkey A La King Recipe with Giveaway #TimeForTurkey

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I think it is finally safe to say the cold winter weather is behind us! Today I had my windows open and went out in a tank top. I was even looking for new flip flops to wear as it has been so warm here in Western Canada all week. Some days it was pretty close to 30 degrees! I love the sun but am not a fan of the heat so I would be happy if it just stayed this temperature all summer. With the warmer weather we are finding ourselves outdoors more. We are even entertaining more and having guests over on the deck for drinks and a bite to eat.

It is the season for many occasions to gather with family and friends.  Celebration meals become the centerpiece for casual and formal get-togethers, and planning is an essential step in being prepared to easily feed a crowd. Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, Father’s Day, communions, confirmations and graduations are some of those special occasions where you want your meal to shine.  We even have a few birthdays thrown into the mix to keep things extra busy. At the same time, busy days and schedules mean you still need to think about family meals, snacks and lunches.  With so many celebrations around the corner, plan ahead to help make family dinners extra special, not to mention easy, manageable and economical, too. Canadian Turkey can help you find the right solutions to help you create a healthy and show-stopping meal, whether you’re feeding a big group for a large family dinner, or just making a simple lunch, brunch or weekend dinner.

I love to cook up a turkey on a cooler night and separate it for leftovers and other meals throughout the week to come. This is a great way to ensure you have lunches and some quick meals prepped ahead of time. Plus with turkey you know you are feeding your family a healthy recipe they will be coming back for more of.

Cooking a turkey helps me take the stress out of meal prep. It is one of those foods my entire family loves and are always looking forward to.

A great recipe to make for your family on a busy night with your turkey is Turkey A LA King. Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think.

Light and Easy Turkey A La King

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8

  • 3 cups leftover cooked Canadian turkey meat, cubed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup turkey broth
  • 1 cup 2 % milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup asparagus, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 packages pre-made puff pastry cups (fresh or frozen)

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions until translucent and cooked through, but not browned, 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze with white wine.
  5. Remove onion mixture from the pan.
  6. Add flour to the pan and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
  7. Add butter and stir until melted and incorporated with flour.  Mixture should appear crumbly.
  8. Slowly add broth and milk in increments and stir until flour and butter mixture has dissolved.
  9. Add the bay leaves, nutmeg and thyme.
  10. 10.Heat and bring to a gentle simmer until mixture begins to thicken, 6-8 minutes, stirring continuously.
  11. Add onion mixture, turkey, asparagus and peas.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Stir gently and heat until asparagus and peas are tender and cooked, 3-5 minutes.  Remove bay leaves and discard.
  13. If using frozen puff pastry cups, bake according to package directions.  
  14. Ladle into pastry shells and serve immediately.

TIP:  There are a few ways you can lighten up this recipe even further :

  • use only turkey breast meat
  • use skim milk instead of 2 percent
  • use low fat turkey broth or vegetable broth
  • serve over rice or noodles instead of puff pastry shells


This recipe is so easy and great for entertaining. It looks like you put so much work into it but really no effort at all! It sure will be a hit and a family fave for many meals to come.

Looking for additional tips, recipes and HOW TOs?  Visit canadianturkey.ca for all your cooking inspiration.  The recipe section is filled with amazing recipes for full meals, snacks, appetizers and family favourites.  There are WHOLE TURKEY HOW TOs that are packed with helpful tips and instructions.  You can also find a gold mine of ideas in the recipe section for make-ahead dishes and leftovers.  There’s nothing better than making some delectable dishes for the remainder of the week, or stashing some pre-made meals in the freezer for your next busy weeknight.

Next time you are at the store, be sure to buy a turkey and cook it up. You never know when you will need to use it for a quick and healthy meal during the week!

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Comments

  1. Victoria Ess says:

    The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner sounds appealing!

  2. joanne darrell says:

    I will be choosing veggie nachos.

  3. Elaine G says:

    I would choose the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  4. Jenny Major says:

    I like the looks of the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  5. wendy hutton says:

    we love our pasta so would try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  6. I like the Quick One Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  7. NAPA VALLEY TURKEY SALAD RECIPE sounds delish!

  8. Love the lemony herb turkey

  9. I will be using the veggie nachos recipe! Thanks

  10. Florence Cochrane says:

    I will choosing to make the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES.

  11. Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner

  12. Tainan Lu says:

    I would like to try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta. It seems very easy.

  13. kathy downey says:

    LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES looks delicious,love to try it!

  14. The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner

  15. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would love to try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  16. Stephanie says:

    I’d love to try the Turkey Pot Pie! I think my family would love this!

  17. Dianne G. says:

    I would make the Sausage and Pistachio Stuffed Turkey Breast Roast.

  18. Lynda Cook says:

    I would love to try the LIGHT AND EASY TURKEY A LA KING they look very good and tasty and something different!

  19. Janet Meisner says:

    I would choose Quick One Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta.

  20. Allie Futterer says:

    The Napa Valley Turkey Salad looks great!

  21. Erin McSweeney says:

    LIGHT AND EASY TURKEY A LA KING would be great

  22. Silvia D says:

    love to make the … Wasabi Sesame Grilled Turkey

  23. Donna L. says:

    I’d try the Sheet Pan Lemon Honey Garlic Turkey Dinner.

  24. Judy Cowan says:

    SKY-HIGH VEGGIE PACKED TURKEY NACHOS would be a great addition to a holiday meal!

  25. Carole D says:

    The Canadian Turkey, Bacon and Pineapple Skewers are perfect for Spring BBQ.

  26. tammy ta says:

    I would like to try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta.

  27. wobbles13 says:

    the turkey veg pasta looks delicious

  28. Heather Sibley says:

    I want to try making the
    Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos for our next card night.

  29. Cheryl Grandy says:

    The SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER looks delicious and not too difficult.

  30. I would make the Easy Turkey Pot Pie for our holiday dinner.

  31. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I think the Potato-Topped Turkey Meatloaf Bites would be a great addition to a holiday meal

  32. I’ll be making the Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner!

  33. I think the Lemon-Garlic-Turkey Zucchini Noodles would be great for a spring supper.

  34. I would try the Lemony Herb Whole Roasted Turkey recipe!

  35. Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner. thanks

  36. I would be choosing theZesty Maple Turkey Wings

  37. The Quick and Hearty Turkey Barley Soup is a yummy use of turkey leftovers.

  38. Jennifer P. says:

    Oh wow, the recipe you featured looks really good – definitely bookmarking this! As for a holiday dinner, the Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner would be perfect for me!

  39. Kimberley says:

    I would like to try the Napa Valley Turkey Salad Recipe.

  40. Mary Boudreau says:

    The Lemony Herb Whole Roasted Turkey

  41. Heather Swanson says:

    Easy turkey pot pie

  42. Ohhh this looks yummy: LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES

  43. I think the lemony herb turkey would be great for family get togethers.

  44. The recipe for Easy Turkey Pot Pie sounds really great

  45. Marlene J says:

    The SKY-HIGH VEGGIE PACKED TURKEY NACHOS – we love mexican/texmex at our house.

  46. Tara Betterley says:

    Wow.. The NAPA VALLEY TURKEY SALAD RECIPE looks so delicious. Would love to make this for the trailer this summer.

  47. Jennifer Wilson says:

    I can’t wait to try Quick and Easy Turkey Barley Soup!

  48. The Sky High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos will be on my list of recipes.

  49. The easy turkey pot pie would be a hit in our home. Thanks! 🙂

  50. jessica s says:

    I like the sound of zesty maple turkey wings! Thank you!

  51. Easy Turkey Pot Pie

  52. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I would chose Easy Turkey Pot Pie

  53. Olivia Clow says:

    Wow tturkey pot pie sounds amazing

  54. Vivian Dionne says:

    I would choose the Grilled Turkey Breast with Mushroom and Wild Rice Stuffing.

  55. the GRILLED HERBED TURKEY WITH VEGETABLE FETTUCCINI is something we’d love

  56. Carol Denny says:

    SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER is what I pick.

  57. Christine w says:

    the SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER sounds easy!

  58. HEIDI C. says:

    The Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta sounds yummy!

  59. Julie Bolduc says:

    The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner sounds good

  60. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to make the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES.

  61. Jeannie Lam says:

    I would try the Super easy roast turkey dinner.

  62. I’m going to try the Hawaiian Turkey Burgers recipe

  63. Travelbuds says:

    I would love to try the EASY TURKEY POT PIE.

  64. I would like to try the Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner

  65. Maritess S says:

    I would like to serve the Tasty Roast Turkey with Saffron Rice Pilaf Stuffing. I use the basic stuffing of bread crumbs and some sausage meat and this will give a new spin to my traditional recipe.

  66. veggie nachos recipe. thx

  67. Anu Chopra says:

    SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER

  68. tammy harrison says:

    the nachos for sure

  69. Carol M says:

    I’d go with
    the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  70. the turkey pot pie sounds wonderful

  71. Shirley OFlynn says:

    The Lemony Herb Whole Roasted Turkey sounds delicious.

  72. Juliee Fitze says:

    Would like to make the TASTY ROAST TURKEY WITH SAFFRON RICE PILAF STUFFING.

  73. 409cope says:

    I would like to try the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES.

  74. mousecat says:

    I’ll be choosing the The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner to make!

  75. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I will be choosing the Lemony Herb Whole Roasted Turkey to help create our holiday dinner.

  76. Athena says:

    Napa Valley Turkey Salad Recipe

  77. I like the super easy turkey roast dinner. My family will enjoy this

  78. Tina L. says:

    The Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos looks good

  79. BlessedTA says:

    LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES

  80. Laurence Price says:

    I will be cooking the Napa Valley Turkey Salad Recipe. It looks really delicious.

  81. Brian Hwang says:

    SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER

  82. Wendy Jensen says:

    The recipe I will be using to help create my holiday dinner is the LEMONY HERB WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY.

  83. Turkey biryani is my all time favorite.. 🙂

  84. I would choose the Turkey Pot Pie!

  85. Jessica Matheson says:

    Easy Turkey Pot Pie

  86. Lorna Webster says:

    Quick One Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta!

  87. Margaret H says:

    Easy turkey Pot pie

  88. I would love to make the SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER!

  89. Meekyung says:

    I would choose Super Easy Roast turkey dinner

  90. Melinda anderson says:

    Whole Turkey for us!!!

  91. Our holiday meals tend to be very casual so I would choose Sky High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos.

  92. Lori W... says:

    Light and Easy Turkey A La King

  93. Alex S. says:

    I would like to try the Napa Valley Turkey Salad.

  94. Joanna Iles says:

    I like the Grab and Go Turkey Muffins. I am so bad at not eating enough due to lack of time so I like that idea of grabbing and going!

  95. Linda Svarovsky says:

    I would make TASTY ROAST TURKEY WITH SAFFRON RICE PILAF STUFFING

  96. Michelle says:

    Sheet Pan Lemon Honey Garlic Turkey Dinner

  97. I would make SKY-HIGH VEGGIE PACKED TURKEY NACHOS for a holiday dinner

  98. Donnas says:

    The Easy Turkey Pot Pie would be a hit in our home.

  99. Sarah Ferguson says:

    I would choose the veggies nachos. I’m always a fan.

  100. Marc-Andre Taillefer says:

    the nachos for sure

  101. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I like the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES for something new to try.

  102. janine a says:

    the turkey tacos! yum

  103. Rosa Cross says:

    Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner.

  104. Leanne davis says:

    I would choose the turkey nachos

  105. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    My family would enjoy the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  106. Melanie Hayes says:

    Turkey la king

  107. Alanna W says:

    The “Easy Turkey Pot Pie” sounds easy and delicious!

  108. Daniela Plume says:

    mmmmm I would make the Sausage and Pistachio Stuffed Turkey Breast Roast.

  109. sarah alexis says:

    Veggie packed turkey nachos!!! They sound delish!

  110. lemony herb turkey

  111. Chris MacDonald says:

    I would love to make the Turkey Stir Fry with Sweet Chili Sauce for my family!

  112. I would like to make the Sky High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos.

  113. Tabby72 says:

    I’ll prepare the super easy roast turkey dinner!

  114. Judy hunting says:

    The Sausage and Pistachio Stuffed Turkey Breast Roast sounds delicious.. so going to make this

  115. Dave Gibb says:

    would like to try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  116. I’d like to make the turkey nachos.

  117. Clare O'Brien says:

    I want to try the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES recipe.

  118. nicole l says:

    I would keep it simple and try the super easy roast turkey dinner.

  119. Darren Scrubb says:

    ROASTING A WHOLE TURKEY recipe is one I would enjoy using.

  120. SweetPanda says:

    I would love to try the SUPER EASY ROAST TURKEY DINNER

  121. Mike Flaman says:

    I would like to try
    Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  122. Cairine says:

    I think the ‘Chimichurri Turkey Breast on the Grill’ would be great for a family dinner or for company.

  123. Cathy Balogh says:

    Great idea for the next day leftovers is SKY-HIGH VEGGIE PACKED TURKEY NACHOS

  124. I would like to make QUICK AND HEARTY TURKEY BARLEY SOUP. Sounds great!

  125. Sherry K says:

    I would try the Grilled Turkey Caprese Salad

  126. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I will be choosing the Lemony Herb Whole Roasted Turkey recipe for our holiday dinner.

  127. Marlene V says:

    I would like to try the EASY TURKEY POT PIE recipe

  128. The Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta looks delicious!

  129. Elva Roberts says:

    I would choose ‘Turkey A La King.’ The recipe sounds and looks delicious.

  130. Karla Sceviour says:

    I will be making the sky high veggie packed turkey nachos..hmm hmm!

  131. I think the Stuffed Slow Cooked Turkey Roast with Red Pepper Sauce sounds delicious and perfect for any holiday meal!

  132. Zahra P says:

    I will be trying the Turkey A La King

  133. Margaret H says:

    I will be using the recipe for LEMONY HERB WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY

  134. Cassandra G. says:

    Omgosh I would love to try the Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos recipe from CanadianTurkey.ca :D!!

  135. Wanda B says:

    I would make Sky High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos

  136. Rhonda says:

    https://www.canadianturkey.ca/recipes/quick-one-pot-turkey-veggie-pasta/
    This Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta is a meal I’d make with leftovers.

  137. Sunshine G says:

    Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner – anything with ‘easy’ in the title works for me!

  138. I can’t wait to try the Sheet Pan Lemon Honey Garlic Turkey Dinner!

  139. tracy k says:

    roast turkey dinner!

  140. Jennifer L. says:

    I would like to try EASY TURKEY POT PIE.

  141. caroline m. says:

    could you check if there is malware on this page please? I like to enter the contest daily and it’s several times now that it turns into a spam page

  142. Mike Gismondi says:

    The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner sounds like the meal for me to make!

  143. The Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta looks great

  144. Vanessa L. says:

    I would try the The Super Easy Roast Turkey Dinner for my family!

  145. Shane Smith says:

    yeah my nacho obsessed family would love the turkey nachos for sure!s

  146. Dianne U says:

    I like the super easy roast turkey dinner.

  147. SABINA EDWARDS says:

    EASY TURKEY POT PIE Because I like pie dough that is home made and my moms got the best recipe ever for that

  148. Peggy D says:

    I would love to try out the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES

  149. KellyPC says:

    The lemony herbed turkey!

  150. Maegan Morin says:

    I would love to try the LEMON-GARLIC-TURKEY ZUCCHINI NOODLES! YUMMY!

  151. Carina Vause says:

    The Napa Valley Turkey Salad looks deeeeelish

  152. Laurence Price says:

    The Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta seems very delectable.

  153. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would choose to make the Turkey Stir Fry with Sweet Chili Sauce.

  154. I like Lemon-Garlic-Turkey Zucchini Noodles.

  155. I’d try the One Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta!

  156. Would love to try the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  157. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    chimmi churri turkey looks amazing!

  158. so twitter doesn’t like me (and not only me lol) and I’ve been banned now for over 24hrs and I have a different twitter account

    • SAB EDWARDS says:

      so new twitter rules got my jackaljarrod account banned right now. Will bloggers have to do something different now? I’m banned for tweeting automated tweets

  159. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would totally make the NAPA VALLEY TURKEY SALAD RECIPE

  160. Josie Tusa says:

    I would make the Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta

  161. the TURKEY SNACK JARS 3 WAYS ! What a great idea , super awesome for parties , would love so fancy one the tables

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