Ahhhhh Thanksgiving dinner! How I love you! But if you’re like my family we always have WAY too much turkey leftover. So what should you do with it? There’s only so many hot turkey sandwiches you can make, right? Though I do admit that they make a nice yummy lunch. Because I’ve got a fridge full of leftover turkey courtesy of my AWESOME mother-in-law, I looked through Pinterest and found these 6 awesome leftover turkey recipes that I thought I’d share with you:
1. Leftover Turkey Stew
This is a simple method for taking those last little bits of turkey and turning them into something hearty and filling at the same time. The addition of a ton of potatoes takes the focus off of the turkey and puts it on the vegetables which, in this case is exactly where it belongs.
3. Leftover Turkey Jambalaya
Turkey’s gaminess compliments the andouille and holds its own against the cajun spices. Aargersi also includes smoked paprika, a smart touch. Don’t be put off by the ingredient list, which calls for Zatarains rice, Abita Amber or Joe’s stuff. Use what you can find.
4. Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini
This retro casserole uses up leftover turkey in a tangle of egg noodles, button mushrooms and cheesy sauce with delicious results. Baked in one pan, or divided into individual ramekins, it’s sure to become an annual post-holiday tradition. Use both white and dark turkey meat, as the dark meat will add moisture.
5. Turkey Artichoke Panini
It’s a terrific way to use up leftover spinach artichoke dip, or an excuse to make some up…try Low Fat Spinach and Artichoke Dip or Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip to cut out some of the fat.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday but the leftovers can be overwhelming! I hope these recipes help spark some ideas on how to use up the leftover turkey and that you had an amazing day with your family and friends!
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What do you make with all of your turkey leftovers?