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Do you have a turkey leftover recipe that you just love?

Asked by marinelife (61729points) November 24th, 2010

I make turkey a la king, turkey curry, turkey divan.

This time I am going to make turkey tettrazini and a turkey Mexican casserole.

What is delicious leftover turkey at your house?

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JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m not very inventive, I just go for a yummy turkey sammich. And another, And another. And another.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

My mom used to make a really wonderful turkey & rice casserole, which included stuffing and gravy. Really, really good.

And turkey tetrazini.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I’m bringing my leftovers to your houses. I expect magic.

Blueroses's avatar

I love to cook but my favorite Tettrazini recipe comes from this book that belonged to my grandmother. My favorite thing about thanksgiving is making that recipe the next night. Yum-bo!

BarnacleBill's avatar

Turkey sandwiches, hot browns, turkey pot pie, turkey soup. I use every last bit of the bird.

YARNLADY's avatar

I chop up the turkey and mix with cheese, onions, potatoes and sometimes bacon or ham then roll up in biscuit dough to create instant meals for the freezer.

filmfann's avatar

My mom taught my wife how to put seperated turkey pieces into a thick white gravy, then pour it over biscuits.
It’s my favorite part of the meal.

Blueroses's avatar

@YARNLADY That sounds delicious! I’m bookmarking that answer just in case there’s anything left after the midnight sandwiches.
speaking of sammiches, turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce w/ celery salt and lettuce tops the list!

Garebo's avatar

We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, and you are already asking for post recipes. Why not just enjoy it first.

buster's avatar

turkey salad. turkey, walnuts, salad dressing or cream cheese, craisins, grapes, and stuff like that.

MissAusten's avatar

I like to make a turkey pot pie. Put a pie crust in a deep 9 inch pie dish and bake it at 450 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until it is nice and brown. Meanwhile, melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a big skillet over medium heat, then saute about a cup to a cup and a half of frozen mixed veggies until they are thawed out (a few minutes). Add about two and a half cups of chopped up leftover turkey and cook for another minute. Sprinkle three tablespoons of flour over the meat and veggies and stir until the flour is absorbed. Then, stir in two cups of turkey broth (I make a big pot of it from the turkey carcass and freeze most of it). Season to taste with salt, pepper, and whatever herbs you like. Marjoram and sage are nice! Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Pour into pie dish, cover with top crust, seal and crimp edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is browned.

I also like to make a turkey salad like @buster described, with nuts and apples or grapes (those tiny little champagne grapes are perfect if you can find them). So quick and delicious.

My favorite, favorite, favorite thing to do with leftover turkey though is to cut it up, mix it with leftover giblet stuffing made exactly the way my parents did, warm it all up, maybe open a beer…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…....... This is why I always make my own turkey dinner the weekend after Thanksgiving. We go to a relative’s house for the holiday, so the only way to have leftovers is to make our own!

BarnacleBill's avatar

@filmfann, add some parmesan cheese in that white sauce, and a little dry mustard, serve over white toast, top with bacon and sliced tomatoes, and you have a hot brown.

laureth's avatar

Turkey spaghetti, after you’re sick of all the other things. Chop it up fine and mix in with your favorite sauce in place of any other meat you might normally use. Serve over noodles.

Mom very often got a charity turkey and since it was just the two of us, we had to get very inventive about ways to use it up, not waste any, and still be willing to eat it. It went very well with the charity sauce and the charity noodles in the food basket.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Chop the turkey, mix with any leftover veggies and/or a bag of mixed vegetables, leftover stuffing, gravy put into a pie crust and top the crust with leftover mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 for 45–50 minutes. Top with grated cheese and put back in oven until cheese has melted.

home made turkey pot pie.

Cruiser's avatar

SOUP! Find the biggest pot you have and throw the whole carcass in 4 quarts of water with 3 cloves of garlic and simmer for 2 hours. Remove as much of the meat from the bones and discard bones and don’t fret about the others. Add one chili pepper, chopped carrots, celery, 2 diced medium tomatoes, egg drop noodles, 4 chopped green onions, fresh basil, parsley and some lemon grass simmer for one more hour and sit back for the best soup evah!!!

Coloma's avatar

Yes, SOUP and I make a killer home made pot pie!

Cruiser's avatar

@Coloma I almost look forward more to the left overs. Jammies…coffee, good tunes,lots of left overs (Soup) and a day off! :)

Blueroses's avatar

Now I really wish it were Friday.

Coloma's avatar

@Cruiser
I know what you mean, a turkey sandwich and my cranberry-apple sauce, OMG! heaven on earth! lol

augustlan's avatar

I usually make a pot pie, using leftover gravy as the sauce in the pie. After seeing some of these suggestions, though… I might just do something different! After eating all that food today, I thought I might never eat again. This thread has certainly changed my mind. :)

Blueroses's avatar

Not a leftover recipe but a Thanksgiving happy accident. I ended up having to cook when the weather wouldn’t allow the planned trip today and since I wasn’t expecting to be doing it, I didn’t have all necessary ingredients and had to do some improv.
Here to tell you, Vanilla non-dairy coffee creamer substituted for evaporated milk in pumpkin pie mix is fantastic!
The texture is light and fluffy like a mousse and it tastes like it already has whipped cream.
Bonus win for the day!!

jenandcolin's avatar

I’m not the best cook. I was just looking at this, however:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving-leftovers/package/index.html
It has recipes for a few different kinds of leftovers

Kardamom's avatar

My grandma’s been gone for over 20 years now, but I still remember the turkey enchiladas she used to make on the day after Thanksgiving.

Turkey salad is always good too. Just chop up some turkey, add some mayo, a squeeze of lemon juice, sliced green onions, chopped pecans and dried cranberries. Serve on your Thanksgiving rolls or with some nice crusty bread.

augustlan's avatar

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Cruiser's avatar

Leftover turkey soup is done and delicious!! Yummmmmm!

Coloma's avatar

@Cruiser

Yum! :-)

I’m still working on the leftover pie., the 14,000 calorie extended day. lol

Cruiser's avatar

@Coloma You just reminded me I have leftover sweet potato pie filling I made I need to bake!! More yum’s on the way!!

augustlan's avatar

I made @WestRiverrat‘s version of turkey pot pie today. It. Was. Awesome. My husband said he’d be willing to cook the whole Thanksgiving meal again just so I could make this again!

I used up most of the leftover turkey, all the stuffing, all the gravy and all the mashed potatoes. I topped it with shredded colby-jack cheese, and broiled it just a the very end to get a crispy top. I didn’t mix in my leftover veggies though… green beans w/ bacon and onions just didn’t seem ‘right’, so we ate those and some cranberry sauce on the side.

Thanks for sharing, @WestRiverrat!

Garebo's avatar

My leftover turkey soup has been a big hit. I used the corn, gravy, the rest of the onion, my garden garlic.
I brewed the carcass for stock, grabbed the meat and now I have a load of soup.
Yum!

marinelife's avatar

I made a turkey pot pie, which I had never done with homemade crust. It was delicious. Thanks to all for all the great ideas.

Blueroses's avatar

I also did the pot pie with the last of the turkey and the other half of the crust recipe I had stored in the freezer. It was so easy using the creamed peas and onions and remaining gravy as the sauce with a few chopped carrots potatoes and celery. Dead simple and delicious. The cold leftovers tasted like a turkey pastie (individual meat pies) which I think I’ll do next year.

MissAusten's avatar

We’ve had turkey shepherd’s pie and turkey fried rice so far. Tonight is turkey tacos, then I’m freezing any remaining turkey to be used at another time for soup or pot pie. I find that making things with different flavors keeps the leftover turkey from getting boring too fast!

I also made Cranberry Ginger Upside Down Cake using the whole berry cranberry sauce I accidentally bought. I doubled the recipe and made it into cupcakes, which worked out better than I thought. They were for a school bake sale, but I did taste one to make sure they were good. ;) I might have to accidentally buy whole berry sauce again next year!

JilltheTooth's avatar

Wow, @MissAusten , that looks really good! I make my own cranberry sauce, I wonder if I could use that? We have friends over for a casual Christmas dinner every year, maybe I’ll make that for them…

noname50's avatar

I do all the standards as far as leftovers, but I saw this last year on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It’s good for at least one leftover meal. Basically just make sandwiches using the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. I actually did the gravy in a little side dish for dipping. I did mini sandwiches using small rolls. You can actually heat the cranberry sauce as well, for a more liquid sauce on the sandwich. Of course, the final leftover meal is the soup.

Blueroses's avatar

—@noname50 “Triple D” is the best show! I’ve gotten so many ideas from it, not to mention taking vacation detours to visit Guy’s picks.

noname50's avatar

@Blueroses – great!! it’s not just me. I take notes during the show. lololol Hillarious. I tell ya, the show is great. Forget “smell-o-vision”, I want “tasto-vision”!!!

noname50's avatar

@MissAusten – I accidentitally bought the whole berry cranberry sauce once, now I buy it on purpose. It’s actually good. I buy both kinds. You can heat/melt down for sauces etc.

noname50's avatar

@Garebo – it takes time to read and think about new recipies you may want to try. It’s possible to do last minute, but even better to have a plan for all that leftover turkey, especially if it’s going to be a new recipe.

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