leftover turkey

5 Dishes to Make with Leftover Turkey

You survived Thanksgiving! But now you have a pile of turkey in your fridge. If you’re wondering what to do with all that poultry, don’t worry. It’s a versatile meat, and using it will help stretch your grocery budget.

Here are five different dishes to make with leftover turkey. And remember, if you’re totally over eating turkey, you can always freeze the rest of it in a Ziploc bag to enjoy later. That way you don’t waste any.

Turkey Soup

Stock Ingredients:

  • Turkey carcass (with the meat removed and saved for the soup and other dishes)
  • Water
  • Leftover drippings
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt & pepper to taste

To make turkey stock, place the carcass in a large stock pot. You may need to break it into smaller pieces so it fits.

Cover the bones with cold water.

Add your leftover drippings, a sliced onion, two chopped carrots, and two stalks of celery.

Season with bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

Bring the stock to a boil and then reduce the heat. Use a slotted spoon to skim any foam off the surface. Reduce the heat and let simmer for four hours.

Use tongs to remove the large bones and chunks of vegetables. Use a strainer to strain your stock and store in jars in the fridge for up to a week.

Soup Ingredients:

  • Turkey stock
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • A large onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Poultry seasoning to taste
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup of leftover turkey meat

Put the oil in a soup pot, and once it heats sauté the carrots, onions, and celery until softened. Add your garlic and cook for another minute.

Carefully pour in your turkey stock. Season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat until the vegetables are cooked.

Add the egg noodles and cooked turkey. Cook until the turkey is hot.

Turkey Rice Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 2 cups leftover turkey
  • 1 package frozen mixed vegetables

Combine the soup, water, and seasonings in a 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat until it boils.

Stir in rice, turkey, and vegetables and reduce the heat. Cover the skillet and cook for five minutes.

Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar turkey gravy or 2 cups leftover gravy
  • 2 cups leftover turkey, sliced
  • 8 thick slices of bread

Pour the gravy into a medium skillet and bring to a boil. Add the turkey and reduce the heat.

Cook until the turkey is hot and the gravy is bubbling, stirring occasionally.

To serve, place two slices of bread on each plate. Spoon the turkey mixture over the bread.

Turkey Enchiladas

Ingredients:

  • 1 large can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups leftover turkey
  • 8 oz. shredded cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas (6-inch)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch pan.

Pour ½ cup enchilada sauce into bottom of prepared pan. Spread.

Reserve ½ cup enchilada sauce for topping.

Combine the rest of the enchilada sauce with the turkey, ½ cup of cheese, and ¼ cup of green onion.

Place the tortillas in a stack and warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Take one enchilada and spoon the turkey mixture down the center. Roll up and place seam side down in pan.

Repeat for each tortilla.

Top with reserved sauce and the rest of the cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Turkey Stuffing Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups leftover stuffing
  • 3 cups leftover turkey
  • 1 14 oz. package frozen broccoli pieces, thawed
  • 1 10-3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13-inch pan.

Mix turkey and broccoli in prepared pan.

In a bowl, combine soup, milk, and cheese. Pour over turkey mixture.

Spread stuffing on top of casserole.

Bake for 30 minutes.

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