8 Easy Recipes for Turkey Leftovers
Wondering what to make with all that turkey left over from your Thanksgiving feast or other holiday dinner? Here are some simple turkey recipes for soups, salads, sandwiches, and main dishes that your family will gobble up.
Turkey Pot Pie
Still on a comfort food kick? A traditional turkey pot pie will warm your tummy and help you recycle your carrots and other veggies leftover from the holiday table.
Curried Turkey Salad Sandwiches
Want to put a new spin on your leftovers? Curry paste and mango chutney add a nice kick to the traditional post-Thanksgiving sandwich.
Golden Turkey Noodle Soup
Make the most of your extra turkey, (unmashed) potatoes, and veggies in this savory soup. After the holiday hustle and bustle, a big batch will go down easy for your family.
Variety is the spice of life, so why not make a tasty Mexican meal with your leftover turkey? Omit or adjust the chilies and spices so that the whole family will like it.
If you can't bear to turn the stove on again this week, these quick and tasty turkey wraps are the way to go. Ranch dressing mix, cream cheese, and lettuce give thinly-sliced turkey a refreshing flavor.
Turkey Gumbo Soup
If you're tired of using your leftovers in a traditional turkey and vegetable soup year after year, try this Cajun favorite, which combines rice, sausage, turkey, tomatoes, and okra.
Monte Cristo Sandwiches
This grilled ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese sandwich is a special post-holiday treat because of its egg-batter coating with a pinch of nutmeg. Monte Cristo sandwiches are typically made with meat from the deli counter, but using home-baked turkey and ham sliced thin makes it extra delicious.
Savory Turkey and Rice
Hearty brown rice, earthy mushrooms, and green peas are a match made in heaven with leftover cooked turkey. A garlicky sauce tops it all off to jazz up the plain turkey you've been eating for days.