12 Turkish recipes
Create a meze feast or Turkish breakfast at home with some of our favourite recipes, from manti dumplings to pide pizza and Turkish eggs
Looking for Turkish recipes? Want the best Turkish eggs? Try our ideas and twists below, then check out our Middle Eastern recipes.
Create your own Turkish meze feast at home. Start with manti dumplings and move on to lamb, pide and more then serve baklava or our Turkish delight-inspired puds. We even have Turkish breakfast ideas to really impress at the weekend.
Learn about Turkish coffee culture with our expert barista Celeste Wong's guide, including traditional rituals, how to order it and the perfect recipe for at-home brewing.
Tuck into your Turkish food and escape to Turkey virtually with our Turkish food podcast.
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Easy Turkish recipes
Try these quick and easy Turkish-style eggs with crunchy sourdough for your next brunch. Traditionally you’d use pul biber (Turkish chilli flakes) but smoked paprika gives a smoky kick and a beautiful red colour.
When it comes to comfort food, dumplings always fit the bill. The Polish have pierogi, Italians have ravioli, the Chinese have dim sum – and in Turkey they have manti. Try our recipe for a delicious starter.
Yasmin Khan’s balik ekmek, a Turkish street-food favourite, is a riot of fried mackerel, salad and a glossy pomegranate molasses dressing. It makes for an easy lunch that's ready in just 20 minutes.
At the heart of this Turkish-inspired feast is keşkek – a rich, spiced lamb stew that’s thickened with bulgar wheat. To accompany the stew are soft Turkish gözleme (flatbreads stuffed with leeks, halloumi and aromatic spices), and caçik, a cooling yogurt and cucumber dip.
Try this recipe for a quick, easy and simple meal. Low-fat, low-calorie and packed with veggies, it's a great option for a healthy vegetarian dinner.
This recipe for Turkish-style flatbread with cheese and peppers is vegetarian and feeds four in under an hour. Plus, it's under 500 calories.
Chef Sabrina Ghayour treats us to her version of the classic Turkish breakfast dish, menemen. A delicious combination of eggs, onions and red peppers, this bold, full-of-flavour recipe makes a great weekend treat.
Pide can be topped like pizza for a quick, easy meal. Make your dough, then top with aubergine, chilli and spices for a vegetarian lunch or supper.
Use individual pie tins or a large six-hole muffin tin to make these pies. Match with a juicy shiraz to offset the spicy saucing of the pie. More easy pie recipes here.
How do you make the classic Middle Eastern dessert baklava even better? Drench it in salted honey sauce, of course! This sweet 'n' sticky treat comes packed with four types of nut, cardamom and cinnamon.
More like this
These individual desserts make a pretty finish to a Turkish-style dinner. You can adjust the amount of rose flavouring to your own liking.
Not a traditional Turkish recipe, but we've used the sweet treat to take brownies to the next level. Spoon these melting, turkish-delight-spiked brownies straight from the pan and serve with generous dollops of ice cream.