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Leftover Turkey. . . .

Any ideas what to do with it all?

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  1. I don't have a lot left, the dry bits will go to the dogs, the rest is going into a soup tomorrow complete with bones.

    1. Make quesadillas and fresh guacamole.

      Soup is always a treat. Add a little curry powder for a tasty, warming broth.

      Pot pie.

      * White Chili Recipe (more like a soup, really.)

      1 quart or more of chicken or turkey broth
      2-3 cans of plain Great Northern Beans, drained
      1 or 2 4 oz. cans of diced green chiles, undrained ( I use mild)
      About 1 c. water (I don't use water, just more broth)
      2 cups of cooked chicken or turkey, diced or shredded
      1 medium to large onion, chopped
      2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
      2 tsp cumin
      1 tsp. oregano
      1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

      Saute the onion and garlic in a splash of olive oil until tender.
      Add the broth and water, beans and chiles and chicken or turkey.
      Add the dry seasonings, bring to a boil and then lower temp. Cover and let simmer for about an hour.

      Makes about eight delicious servings.

      1. Day One: turkey sandwiches. Darn I love them!
        Day Two: turkey enchiladas with tomatillo sauce
        Day Three: if, lots of meat still remaining, pick the carcass of meat chunks.
        make turkey stock; then
        and make large pan of turkey tettrazini with the stock, freeze for parents
        Day Four: soup with the stock. We like squash or bean soup.

        1. My dad sent me home with half of the turkey still on the bone. I just pulled it apart and diced up dark meat and white meat and bagged it for the freezer. I left a good bit of meat on the bones which was also bagged for broth/stock. I just use it wherever I would use pre-cooked chicken.

          1. The leftovers just went into the freezer after using the new vacuum sealer, but it will reappear in a couple weeks for turkey wild rice soup.

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            1. re: azhotdish

              I just got a vacuum sealer too, don't know why I'm afraid to try it....

            2. Turkey chowder with wild rice, crimini, and pancetta
              Absolutely the Bomb!



              1. I know what your going through LOL! This is a great recipe for left over anything it's really good.
                2 cups shredded Turkey
                1 1/2 cups of Ricotta cheese
                Salt & Pepper
                1/2 of an Onion chopped
                1 clove of Garlic crushed
                Olive Oil
                1/2 box of Fusilli pasta
                Casserole dish
                Parmagiano Regianno or Grana Padana
                Mozzerella for the topping

                Warm the Olive Oil add the Onion and saute until soft then add your garlic, add the Turkey, mix well lower heat season with salt and pepper, Add the Ricotta mix well let it simmer, Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil add the pasta and cook until al dente when done mix with Turkey mixture and pour into casserole at this point you can add Mozzerella or Parmagiano Regianno or your favorite Parmagiano cheese spirinkle over the top bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted. This is such a great way to reuse leftovers and it's comfort food made special by your own two hands. Enjoy with a nice cool Pinot GrigioI hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. Happy Holidays

                1. How about turkey salad with a little mayo, a touch of sour cream, fresh parsley, celery, dried cherries or cranberries?! YUM. Great on lettuce if you're trying to go lighter, or on a sandwich! :)

                  1. If you also have leftover vegetables and mashed potatoes, turkey shepherd's pie is good.

                    Otherwise, I would put it in a salad. Nigella Lawson has some wonderful turkey salad recipes in "Feast." Try her bang bang turkey. If you don't have the book you can Google the recipe.