Southwest Fusilli With Leftover Turkey

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I made this up when I had too much leftover turkey in the freezer and have loved it ever since. Sometimes I add kale or spinach but not often but it is good that way. This is also really good as a cold salad the next day too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté peppers, mushrooms, garlic and onion in olive oil until tender, about 10 min on medium heat.
  2. If adding greens add and cover for 5 min more.
  3. Add salsa, tomatoes and Italian seasoning, mix well, add turkey, salt and pepper and stir until warm.
  4. Mix with pasta and Parmesan and serve with extra cheese if you wish.
Most Helpful

Good, but not spectacular. Would work well as a cold pasta salad, I think. We didn't use the spinach and also left out the mushrooms. I think it would have been a great accompaniment, but doesn't hold up as the main dish...though my husband and brother in law did come back for thirds!

Katie Platt December 29, 2004

This was a nice light tasting dinner. I used up a lot of leftover things in the fridge so my amounts were not specifically the same as yours (more mushrooms, slightly less turkey etc.). I also only used 1 tbsp. of oil and omitted the parmesean. But it was very nice. I'm looking forward to trying it cold as a salad too! Thanks so much!!

ladypit April 14, 2004