Turkey Appetizer Recipes

Using turkey is a great way to change up your appetizer offerings. Try recipes for turkey spring rolls, turkey jerky, turkey meatballs, and turkey nachos and find a new favorite.

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Deluxe Egg Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
After many experiments, this is my ultimate egg roll recipe.

Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 3 stars 9
This is a main dish, ground turkey meatballs made with instant rice and simmered in onion soup. Tastes great!! Serve with veggies - the rice is already inside!

Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls with Cranberry Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
This lends classic Asian flavors with an all-American twist. I suggest enlisting the help of a couple of people rolling the spring rolls. This takes up the majority of the prep time. I bake the rolls instead of frying them to cut down on the calories, but you can deep fry them for extra flavor. If you can't find spring roll wrappers, use the egg roll wrappers. They don't bake well, so deep-fry them instead. Use real soy sauce brewed from soybeans, and not the stuff with caramel coloring and salt.

Leftover Turkey Nachos

Rating: 4 stars 4
A great way to use up some of that leftover turkey from a holiday meal. You can also use cooked and cubed chicken breast if you prefer. It can be used as an appetizer or doubled for a main dish.

Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 185
These sandwiches are quick, easy, and always a hit. They can be served at receptions, baby showers, Bible studies, or tailgate parties! I have made large quantities and they have always turned out. Sandwiches can be made up in advance and stored in refrigerator until ready to bake. Try them and enjoy!

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 48
Quick, healthy, and delicious!

Easy Snack Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
So easy to make, these bite sized wraps filled with turkey, cream cheese and veggies are a great way to fill up an appetizer tray - and your hungry guests' bellies.
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Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 90
You can make these ahead and freeze them without the glaze, then the day of the party, defrost them and simply reheat in the sauce.

Spicy Turkey and Cranberry Pinwheels

Rating: 4 stars 9
Wow your holiday guests this year with these spicy festive pinwheels. Turkey, cheese, and cranberry salsa are rolled together to create colorful and delicious finger food. This recipe can easily be halved.

Turkey Croquettes

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This is a great recipe to use up leftover turkey or chicken. It does not taste anything like leftovers. Makes about six 2-inch croquette balls. Definitely need to double or triple recipe for large groups as I can eat 2 croquettes easily.

Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 22
My mom developed this recipe after many attempts at gluten-free meatballs. We now have a delicious and healthy way to eat a food we love!

Amazing Turkey Jerky

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
I am done buying expensive jerky from the store. This recipe is inexpensive, super easy, and fun for me and my kids to make.

Inspiration and Ideas

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Rating: Unrated 4
Easy and delicious lettuce wraps made with ground turkey. Top with green onions, peanuts, and peanut sauce as desired.
Asian Turkey Meatballs
Rating: Unrated 2
Cilantro, scallions, and sesame oil add Asian flair to these turkey meatballs served with a sweet soy dipping sauce.
Turkey Nacho Bake
Rating: 4 stars 35

A fast and easy way to prepare a pretty classic nacho treat, with ground, browned turkey meat. The kids and my husband love it. Serve with sour cream, taco sauce, salsa or guacamole.