Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Turkey
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Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Turkey

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Hang on to the leftover turkey after Thanksgiving Dinner is over!  Use it up in casserole, tacos, soup, spaghetti Bolognese, and more.  Try these recipes. Your family is probably looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner. They might not be as excited about repeat dinners that are an attempt to use up the leftover turkey, though. What are you going to do with all that leftover turkey? Don’t just throw them out! Try some of these tasty recipes instead.

Many people enjoy having a turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving. After that, the flavors of Thanksgiving dinner get boring. You might have saved money when you bought the groceries that became Thanksgiving dinner. Those savings disappear if you have to throw away lots of leftovers. Use them up!

Leftover Turkey Recipes

Taste Like Thanksgiving Casserole
Taste of Home has a recipe that will use up leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Make this one before your family gets tired of the taste of Thanksgiving dinner! Saute some celery, onions, and butter in a skillet. Mix the stuffing, seasoning, sage, broth, and celery mixture in a bowl. Put it all together and bake it in the oven for about half an hour.

Turkey Tacos With Cranberry Salsa
This really easy recipe comes from Simply Recipes. It will use up some leftover turkey and cranberries. You can heat up the tortillas in the microwave to save time, if you want to. Mix together the cranberry salsa first. Heat up the tortillas on a skillet (or in the microwave). Add turkey, cheese, the salsa, and some lettuce. The recipe serves four.

Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
Eating Well has a recipe for a healthy, hearty, creamy turkey and wild rice soup. It will use up 12 ounces of shredded, cooked, turkey. Heat olive oil in a saucepan, and add mushrooms, celery, carrots and shallots. Five minutes later, add flour, salt, and pepper. When it boils, add the rice, and simmer until tender. Then add your turkey, sour cream, and parsley. This would be great dinner on a cold night!

Spicy Rice and Turkey With Chorizo
This recipe comes from Real Simple. It will use up 1 and 1 / 2 cups of roasted turkey. It includes white rice, frozen peas, plum tomatoes, scallions, and sliced Spanish chorizo sausage. Serve this on when your family is incredibly tired of the taste of turkey. The chorizo will be significantly more noticeable than the turkey will.

Turkey Bolognese
This recipe comes from Food Network, and was created by Giada De Laurentiis. If you can make spaghetti, then you can do this! It calls for one pound of shredded cooked turkey, (preferably dark meat). Make that leftover turkey into something elegant!

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