Best Holiday Turkey Appetizer.
I’m sure you will agree with me that 2020 has been an uneasy year, and with everything we have faced, we are still here (and about to celebrate the holidays). Uniquely, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be different this year. My goal with today’s post is to share an easy, tasty, and fun recipe, let’s just say the best holiday appetizer! These peppered turkey bites on Sara Lee Keto-friendly Bread will put a smile on your face this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every time you make it! Can I get an AMEN for that? These are the perfect snacks for you and your family to enjoy the days after Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Peppered Turkey Bites on Keto Bread.
Look no further for a nutritious holiday appetizer; these healthy and easy to make peppered turkey bites on keto-friendly bread is about to be your best appetizer for any occasion, especially this holiday. These little bites are scrumptious & satisfying.
The Ingredients You will Need.
The best thing about this peppered turkey bites recipe is that it uses only 7 ingredients, yes, S E V E N ingredients, in other words, less time to shop and cook, and more time to relax and enjoy. First is the healthy keto-friendly bread that I am currently loving from Sara Lee This bread is a low-fat food (hello), cholesterol-free food, contains no high fructose corn syrup, and 45 calories per slice! You surely cannot beat it.
Additionally, you will need some leftover Turkey meat; amazingly, you can make these turkey bites with white or dark turkey meat; I used turkey breast (white), also, bell peppers, onions, olive oil, Maggi cubes, and salt.
Peppered Turkey Bites (Nigerian Style).
I will unquestionably say that peppered meat recipes originated from Nigeria and typically very spicy. However, these peppered turkey bites are not spicy at all; I intentionally made them mild so that my kids (and guests) would equally enjoy them!
Also, you can make a peppered recipe with fish or any meat part. I have spicy peppered meat with beef tongue, which is finger-licking good! You should check it out here!
You can add some spicy peppers like Habanero or Jalapeños if you wish to make this recipe spicy. The bottom line is to make this recipe to suit your desire.
How to make Healthy Turkey Bites.
Whether you plan to use this turkey bites recipe as an appetizer, snack, or main meal, the step remains the same – very simple and straightforward.
Step one: Prep the Bread.
I cut each of the bread slices into four squares before baking them. Alternatively, you can choose to pan sear them as well (video direction coming soon)
Step Two: Prepare the Turkey.
First, gently remove the turkey skin; second, cut it up into cubes or squares. Finally, place on a baking sheet, and bake to crisp up.
Step Three: Prepare the Sauce.
Making this recipe includes making the “peppered” sauce, and just as the name suggests, we will use bell peppers and onions to make this incredibly delicious sauce that will transform this recipe.
These flavorful, fun, and fabulous turkey bread bites will leave you with an unforgettable experience. The best part about this recipe is that you can make it ahead; as long as you follow my instructions, you can make it up to 5 hours early, and it won’t get soggy.
On the other hand, you can prep the bread and peppered turkey separately days ahead and then put them together shortly before serving. To be honest, you will not be disappointed with the outcome of this dish either way.
How many calories are in Keto-friendly Sara Lee® Delightful™ White Made with Whole Grain Bread?
This bread has 45 calories per slice and 90 calories per 2 slice serving. This means you can enjoy it without worrying about the calories.
Can I use chicken for the turkey bites recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken for turkey.
Are these peppered turkey bites spicy?
No, these peppered turkey bites are not spicy at all; this way, everyone can enjoy it, including children.
These healthy and easy to make peppered turkey bites on keto-friendly bread is about to be your best appetizer for any occasion, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. These little bites are scrumptious and nutritious appetizers/snacks.
4 slices of Sara Lee Keto-friendly Bread
1 (already cooked) Turkey Breast (any other part works just fine)
1 big bulb of onions
3 big bell peppers (2 red and 1 orange; any color works just fine)
¼ cup of Olive oil (plus another tablespoon spoon or oil spray)
1 – 2 teaspoons of salt (always use salt according to your taste).
2 Maggi Cubes (season to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Cut one slice of bread into four squares (do the same for all the bread), then lay on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle or spray olive oil on both sides of each bread “square,” and sprinkle a little salt on both sides as well.
- Bake for 7 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other side (a total of 10 minutes), set aside.
- Cut the turkey meat into squares/cubes, spread on a baking tray, sprinkle a little salt, and broil in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until crisp and golden. Keep eyes on this, not to overcook. Then set aside.
- Wash, and quarter the bell peppers and onions, then add to the food processor. Roughly blend so that you can still see the pepper/onion fragments.
- Set a clean pan on the stove, and add olive oil, and then allow to warm up. Add the bell pepper onion blend as soon as the oil is hot.
- Cover, and cook until the liquid visibly reduces; stir now and then while it cooks. This may take up 30 – 40 minutes, depending on the quantity of the blend.
- Season with salt, and add the Maggi cubes according to your taste, then add the turkey bites into the sauce; make sure to properly incorporate, cover to simmer on low for another 5 – 7 minutes. Taste and adjust flavors.
- Scope peppered turkey bites unto baked bread bites to serve. This recipe serves up 8 – 10 people.
Use seasoned white or dark turkey meat for this recipe; either would work just fine.
Keep eyes on the bread while they bake; it cooks quickly and can easily burn. You want crisp bread, not a burnt bread.
Start by baking for 7 minutes on one side, then flip, and complete baking for another 3 minutes.
Feel fry to add other seasonings and spices you may love. ENJOY!
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Stovetop and Baking
- Cuisine: American and Nigerian
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If you like this flavorful and colorful appetizer/snack, then I am sure you will enjoy my Nigerian sandwich toast recipe. Perfectly toasted bread filled with savory scrambled egg veggies. So yummy!
Check out some of my other healthier holiday recipes:
- Nigerian Peppered Meat with Beef Tongue.
- Perfectly Baked Brussels Sprouts.
- Thanksgiving Roasted Turkey Recipe.
- Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
- Classic and Healthier Cornbread Recipe.
- Vegan Paleo Plantain Brownies.
- Plantain Stuffing Recipe.
- Salmon with Green Sauce.
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