Turkey cacciatore with a twist

Leftover Christmas turkey recipe for 4 people, takes only 50 mins; recipe has onion, garlic clove, olive oil, oregano, chopped tomato, sugar, vinegar, turkey, mozzarella and breadcrumb.

Turkey cacciatore with a twist

Turkey cacciatore with a twist

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Leftover Christmas turkey


Prep time

10 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Olive Oil: 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Onion: 2 small or 1 large onion, chopped
  • Chopped Tomato: 3 x cans chopped tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp sugar
  • Oregano: 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Mozzarella: 1 x 125g balls mozzarella
  • Turkey: about 500g leftover turkey, shredded into chunks
  • Breadcrumb: 2 good handfuls fresh breadcrumbs
  • Vinegar: little splash vinegar


  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and sugar, a little splash of vinegar and some seasoning, then simmer for 20 mins until really thick. Stir in the turkey and transfer to a baking dish. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  2. Tear over the mozzarella in chunks, then scatter over the breadcrumbs with a bit more ground pepper. Bake for 20 mins until turkey is piping hot through, and the top is golden and bubbling. Eat with mash, jackets, rice or pasta