Chicken Pad Thai: This is Thailand's most famous noodle dish. Whether they're called bahn pho (in Vietnamese) or sen-mee (in Thai), rice stick noodles are still rice stick noodles. Don't soak the noodles too long or they'll break when cooked.
Nacho Turkey Casserole: If you enjoy nachos with all the fixings, you'll love this no-fuss casserole. Prep in 15 minutes, bake for 30 minutes!
Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole Rice appears twice -- as long grain and a vermicelli mix -- in this crowd pleaser. The supportive cast of ingredients, including chili peppers, chili powder, and cumin, contribute to the Tex-Mex flavor.
24-Hour Chicken Fiesta Salad: Layers of greens, turkey, tomatoes, jicama, cheese, and beans topped with tortilla chips and served with a chili dressing make a texturally interesting Mexican-inspired salad -- and a lovely presentation when put in a large glass bowl to show it off. Chilling the salad for up to 24 hours allows the flavors to blend. Layer the ingredients one evening and have a ready-to-serve meal the next. For less heat, use shredded Monterey Jack cheese without the jalapeno.
Turkey and Chili Pepper Stir-Fry: Peppers add a bit of heat to this turkey and bok choy dish. Anaheim peppers are larger in size and milder in flavor than jalapeno peppers.
Turkey and Pasta with Peanut Sauce: For this Thai-style dish, there's no stir-frying to do or complicated sauces to compose. Just heat, mix, and serve.
Tortilla Turkey Stacks: Stack up a great dinner. Start with a crisp brown tortilla base and top with layers of refried beans, zesty chicken-salsa mixture, lettuce, tomato, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Sweet Pepper, Corn, and Turkey Pizza: Colorful vegetables, cheese, turkey, and a creamy Parmesan white pizza sauce top this golden cornmeal crust.
Turkey Manicotti with Chive Cream Sauce: A simple cream cheese sauce makes these pasta shells filled with turkey and broccoli elegant enough for company.
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