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Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey as a Crowd Pleaser

Photo by Valley Visions Photography

Forgive my post if it seems a little out of sorts today.  Besides slowly coming out of a Chocolate Chip Cookie coma, I also decided to give up my beloved Mountain Dew this week.  I know, call me crazy, but it’s something I have to do.

You see, last summer, I gave it up for ONE WHOLE month.  In that month’s time, I felt better, had more energy and lost some weight. I don’t attribute all of this to just giving up my one Dew a day because I also changed a few other eating habits but it was a start in the right direction.

Well you know what that darn calendar was saying to me the other day?  It said swimsuit season is just a few short weeks away and that this body needed some work before then.  And my body was also telling me I needed to decrease the sweets and increase the fruits and veggies. 

Don’t worry.  I still have plenty of sweet treats in store for you (I’m crazy not insane) and notice, I haven’t mentioned eating low fat or low calorie foods.  I just need to change some of the foods I eat and make wiser choices about them and eat them in moderation. 

Whew – now that I got that off my chest I feel better knowing that you know why I may be a little crazy this next month and maybe the next and maybe the month after that.

Photo by Valley Visions Photography

Onto the reason you came here today.  This mouthwatering turkey sandwich is something you will fall in love with every time you have it.  I don’t care if you serve it hot.  I don’t care if you serve it cold.  I just care that you serve it. 

It’s a crowd pleaser and its one of those recipes that is easy to heat up the day of an event or after a long day of work or after the kids extracurricular activities are over.  If you are lucky, you’ll have enough for lunch the next day.  It’s more flavorful as a leftover anyway.

Now what should I do about this caffeine withdrawl headache???

Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey

I received this recipe from my sister Kori and it has been a favorite of mine to serve when we have a crowd. If you don’t have turkey on hand, shredded chicken can be used as well and tastes just as good.

Yield: 10 - 12 adults

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


• 5 pounds cooked shredded turkey
• 8 ounces of Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
• 1 packet (0.75 ounces) Good Seasons Garlic and Herb Salad Dressing and Recipe Mix


1. Place the shredded turkey in a large bowl.
2. In a small saucepan, on medium heat, slowly melt the Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese until fairly smooth.
3. Add in the Garlic and Herb seasoning. Stir well.
4. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the turkey and mix until all turkey is covered.
5. Serve hot or cold. Tastes great on buns or just by itself.

My lovely sister, Kori Chaignot.


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10 Responses to “Creamy Garlic and Herb Turkey as a Crowd Pleaser”

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    Sue W. — May 3, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Good luck! Breaking the chains of addiction (ANY kind of addiction – caffeine, Survivor, Facebook, etc.) always releases energy. It’s OK if you have to be an Abstainer (give up cold turkey) instead of a Moderator (reduce intake to a more reasonable level). It’s just how it is. Remember the rule: REPLACE!!! Preferably, with water. 🙂
    This sandwich looks SO delish!

    • Kendra replied: — May 4th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

      I’m drinking water but the headache is still there – in between bathroom breaks. 🙂 It’ll go away eventually.

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    Michelle — May 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


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    myfudo — May 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I love convenient recipes that can be brought along when we go to beach picnics or any other summer activities. This is power packed, flavor filled and nutritious —Moms like me will truly adore this recipe.

    • Kendra replied: — May 4th, 2012 @ 10:24 am

      I know – this one will be packed in our cooler this summer as well as we hit the river. I think putting it on a wrap would taste great as well. Enjoy!

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    theresa — May 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I am going to make this and serve on lettuce with tomatoes

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    Sarah — June 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Do you have the nutritional info on this recipe by chance?

    • Kendra replied: — June 6th, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

      I don’t have the nutritional information on this Sarah – sorry.

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    Bobbie — June 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I was SO excited about this recipe…but if I’m being honest, I thought it was NASTY. And then you get to burp it up endlessly after eating it 🙁 This will be a deleted pin for me.

    • Kendra replied: — June 17th, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

      Hi Bobbie – I’m sorry you didn’t like this but we all have different tastes – it’s not for everyone but maybe you can change something in the recipe to find a combination you like. Thanks for trying it though.