Four Awesome Leftover Turkey Recipes

Leftover Turkey Recipes

You roasted a beautiful turkey and fed a small army. Everyone is replete on the couch and floor watching television as you clear it all away and begin to realize that there is a lot of meat left on the old bird. What to do? You don’t want to waste good meat, but you’re not really sure what you can do with it all. Here are four awesome leftover turkey recipes that are simply and yummy. First of all, take a few minutes and pick all the meat off the bones making sure it is in small pieces and place in a covered bowl. Now you are ready for any of these quick and easy meals.

  1. Turkey Pot Pie: Place about two cups of leftover turkey meat in a square casserole dish. Add a can of cream of chicken soup, a can of mixed vegetables and a cup of water. Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a ½ cup of self-rising flour and ½ cup of milk in a container with a lid. Shake vigorously. Pour the mixture over the turkey, soup and veggies. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour for an easy and tasty turkey pot pie!
  2. Turkey Salad: Add ¾ cup leftover turkey to a bowl. Cut up a medium granny smith apple into small chunks and add to turkey. Add a ½ cup of light mayonnaise and stir (this can be adjusted based on how much mayo you prefer). Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a couple of generous splashes of red wine vinegar to the salad for a little extra kick. Serve with your favorite crackers or as a great turkey salad sandwich on whole grain bread.
  3. Turkey Tacos: Place ½ cup of onions and ½ cup of green peppers in a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté until soft and add two cups of leftover turkey. Heat until warmed through. Add a pack of taco seasoning and about ¼ cup of water and simmer for ten minutes. Warm some taco shells or tortillas in the oven at 200 degrees for ten minutes. Top your turkey tacos with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, or taco sauce as desired.
  4. Turkey Noodle Soup: Place your turkey in a small stockpot. Add ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon of onion powder and salt and pepper to taste. Add a can of drained whole kernel corn. Add a 32 ounce carton of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add a small package or ½ of a large package of egg noodles. Boil on low for seven to nine minutes. Add a thickening agent if desired and cook one minute longer. Serve your turkey noodle soup with whole grain crackers or cornbread.

These recipes are easy and delicious! There is no reason to waste your leftover turkey with these four awesome leftover turkey recipes! All of these recipes are not only delicious, but they are very healthy as well! Enjoy!

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