National Turkey Federation Announces Top Viewed 2005 Recipes

January 23, 2007

Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227,
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135

Operators find successful menu ideas for everything from warming Creamy Turkey Soup or delicious Turkey Filet Mignon on The National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced it top viewed foodservice recipes for 2005 ranging from soups, sandwiches and entrées.

“Nearly 233,000 foodservice recipes have been viewed by foodservice professionals this year, a 53-percent increase from last year,” comments Sherrie Rosenblatt, NTF’s senior director of marketing and communication. “Foodservice operators have identified as a place to come to for great recipe ideas to add to their menus.”

The top five foodservice recipes that were viewed in 2005 are:

  • — Creamy Turkey Soup
  • Turkey Vegetable Soup
  • Bourbon Smoked Turkey Wrap
  • Roasted Turkey Reuben
  • Turkey Filet Mignon Wrapped in Turkey Bacon

By adding turkey to their menus, operators are giving their customers a nutritious option compared to other proteins because turkey has more protein and less fat than chicken or beef. They can use turkey in any type of recipe because it is so versatile and adapts to many flavors. It can be used just as easily in an appetizer as it can be in an entrée. To view these popular recipes and much more, visit

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site,, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.