It's turkey time! 12 fresh turkey recipes to try this fall

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Read on for some terrific turkey-filled recipes!

Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Jalapeno

There's nothing like a hearty bowl of chili to warm you up when the weather cools down. Feed Me Phoebe's turkey chili is super straightforward and delicious.

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Turkey and Oatmeal Meatballs

It's so easy to make Bacon Egg & Cheesecake's delicious turkey meatballs that you'll be wondering where this recipe has been all your life!

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Skillet Lasagna with Turkey Sausage and Vegetables

Lasagna has never been easier or more delicious thanks to Domesticate Me's brilliant addition of turkey sausage.

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Crock-Pot Turkey Chili Cornbread Cups

Since cornbread pairs so well alongside a bowl of turkey chili, Oh Bite It decided to combine the two delicious foods into one simple cup!

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Spicy Turkey Cheese Pinwheels

With only four ingredients, you can prepare Life With the Crust Cut Off's spicy turkey-filled pastries.

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Turkey "Swedish" Meatballs

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen makes her mouthwatering Swedish meatballs healthier by swapping the traditional beef for turkey.

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Three-Cheese Turkey Cranberry and Sage Quesadila

The Cookie Rookie has discovered the most delicious way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers: toss them into a quesadilla!

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Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

Hoping to make an excellent turkey sandwich? Try out Eat Drink Garden's terrific turkey salad (before or after Thanksgiving) for a delicious lunch.

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Turkey and Cranberry Panini

If you're craving the taste of a Thanksgiving meal, try out The Foodie Physician's panini to get it all wrapped up in one bite!

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Turkey Thai Soup

Take on cold and flu season with The Skinny Fork's aromatic and nutritious turkey soup.

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Apple Butter, Turkey and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

The Law Student's Wife shares her version of a delicious grilled cheese filled with apple butter, turkey and cheddar.

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups with Avocado

The Woks of Life set out to make a heavy Chinese pork bun into something a littler lighter. These healthy turkey cups are filled with turkey, tofu, corn, edamame and tons of flavor!

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Fall is represented by all sorts of seasonal foods, but right now, we have our minds on one thing: turkey. Despite what you may think, the poultry doesn't need to be reserved for Thanksgiving. Turkey can enhance the flavor of so many dishes! Between chili and sandwiches, soup and even lasagna, our contributors know that there are many ways to enjoy the bird that don't involve the typical approach you're used to. So, use these fresh ideas from our contributors to dig into turkey all month long, and be sure to try these recipes with your turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving is over.

Check out the slideshow above for 12 tasty turkey recipes to try this year!

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