Tuesday, November 22, 2011

10 Tasty Turkey Leftover Recipes

My favorite part of every holiday meal is the leftover turkey! That extra marinade time in the refrigerator makes cooking with turkey leftovers the following day extra tasty. Sure, you can make traditional leftover turkey sandwiches, but why not try stretching your taste buds and dinner dollars with these leftover turkey recipes?


1. Crockpot Turkey Stock  Homemade turkey and chicken stock tastes so much better than any broth that comes out of a carton.

 

2. Southwestern Turkey Soup Recipe Kick those leftovers in a spicy direction with this is Southern soup. 

  Photo courtesy of Taste of Home


3. Turkey Pot Pie This recipe is a far cry from the frozen gravy with one pea, one carrot, and one cube of turkey you find in the frozen food section of the grocery store.

Photo courtesy of Family Fun

4. BBQ Chicken Sandwich  You can easily substitute turkey for chicken.


  Photo courtesy of Eating Well

5. Somewhat Turkey Italian Wedding Soup This is my husband’s variation of Italian Wedding Soup. Instead of meatballs, he went with turkey.


6. Curried Turkey Salad  Curry adds an updated and tasty zing to the traditional turkey salad sandwich.

 Photo courtesy of Diana Rattray

7. Turkey Tetrazzini  Hang on your cholesterol! The Pioneer Woman’s recipe calls for cream cheese and bacon. Hmmm….bacon….

  Photo courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

8. Meaty Spinach Manicotti Recipe Try taking your turkey leftovers in an Italian direction. You’ll be glad you did. Bonus points to this recipe for encouraging everyone to eat their spinach!

 Photo courtesy of Taste of Home

9. Turkey and Noodles Turkey and noodles is a favorite and filling quick meal.

 
10. Turkey, Cheese, and Pasta Wheels  A round up of turkey leftovers recipes wouldn’t be complete with at least another  casserole. Pasta wheels make it fun for the kiddos, but you always can use what you have on hand if you don’t have pasta wheels.

Photo courtesy of Diana Rattray



What are you favorite leftover turkey recipes?


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