Leftover Turkey, what are you making?

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  1. Ahorsesoul

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  2. carol1231

    carol1231 Active Member

    I just put a turkey pot pie in the oven. I used all the leftover turkey, the leftover corn and the leftover gravy.

    Tomorrow I am going to use the leftover mashed potatoes to make "Potato Croquettes", it is a Paula Deen recipe that I saw her make on the food network yesterday morning.

    The will take care of our leftovers.....
  3. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

    I'm doing a big pot of turkey noodle soup.

  4. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I always do Hot Brown Sandwiches (not brown at all but very good) and Turkey with Sauerkraut. What do you do?
  5. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    We did NOT have turkey. I know it's wrong but many here won't eat turkey so I opted for a beef brisket and ham.

    Leftover beef brisket will be this weeks chili.
    Leftover ham will go in vegetables and broccoli cheese soup.
    Leftover cornbread dressing will make a nice stuffing for pork chops.
  6. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

    I got the turkey carcass so it will be Turkey Noodle Soup again!

    A couple of years ago, I used the left overs to make a Turkey Tetrazzini.

    That was good! It's a creamy casserole with chunks of turkey and noodles.


    Turkey Tetrazzini

    1 can chicken broth
    ¼ c. flour
    ¼ c. butter- melted
    1 c. half and half (I used non fat). If you want it ultra rich, you can use whipping cream. Or, if you want it real light, you can use milk.
    1 c. parmesan cheese
    2 c. frozen peas- thawed
    1 (soup can size) canned mushrooms
    3 c. cooked, chopped turkey
    Pepper (to taste)- about ¼ teaspon
    1 package fettuccini noodles- cooked
    Bread crumbs

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour into the broth. Add remaining ingredients up to the fettuccini noodles. Mix.
    Spray a casserole dish with Pam- or butter the dish. Spread a little bit of the wet mixture into the dish. Place the noodles in the dish and then pour the remaining wet mixture over the noodles.
    Cook for 40-45 minutes. If it is still real watery- pop back in oven for another 5-10 minutes.
    Sprinkle bread crumbs over the casserole and return to oven for another 5 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden.
    Let sit for 10 minutes or so.
    You can play with this recipe a lot- I saw some that had green peppers, pimentos. Some that used other kinds of cheese- like cheddar or mozzarella.
  7. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Great sounding recipe Annie. tfs
  8. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    I got a small bag of turkey from my mom. I made us turkey salad sandwiches today. I don't know what I'll do with the rest.
  9. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

    Pioneer Woman also has a Turkey Tettrazini recipe on her blog.

    Link provided by Ahorsesoul in the first post of this thread. :)

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  10. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    3 to 4 day for turkey in the Refrig

    Be thinking of putting your leftovers in the freezer today or tomorrow.


    "Storing Your Leftovers

    Discard any turkey, stuffing, and gravy left out at room temperature longer than 2 hours; 1 hour in temperatures above 90 °F.

    Divide leftovers into smaller portions. Refrigerate or freeze in covered shallow containers for quicker cooling.

    Use refrigerated turkey, stuffing, and gravy within 3 to 4 days.

    If freezing leftovers, use within 2 to 6 months for best quality."
  11. Gidget

    Gidget Member

    Hi all,

    Here's what we do ... plain, old-fashioned, & delicious ...

    ***Just top a piece of well-done toast with stuffing & turkey, and pour gravy over the top.


  12. Cathymac

    Cathymac Administrator

    We didn't have any turkey left, but we have ham. Sandwiches will finish it off tomorrow night after church. The bone will be good in beans next week. We had burgers tonight.
  13. sierra_mtns

    sierra_mtns New Member

    This year we just got a small turkey which was dinner for seven and two days of sandwiches for three.

    In the past I have made:
    Turkey Tetrazini
    Southwest Soup
    Green Chile Turkey Enchiladas
    Turkey Noodle Soup
    Turkey Pot Pie
    Turkey Bacon Wraps
    Turkey Waldorf Salad
  14. AnnieClaus

    AnnieClaus Active Member

    My turkey noodle soup was off the hook!

    The broth needed some work but I got it to what I wanted.

    Containers are filled and are in the freezer!
    Won't that be nice to pull out on a cold winter night in January!

  15. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Thought I should bump this up since it's now leftover time. Remember turkey does not last long in the refrig. So use it or freeze it, including the gravy.
  16. LadyEvenstar

    LadyEvenstar New Member

    The one bad thing about eating out on Thanksgiving is - no leftovers. I do miss those! I love some turkey soup. Maybe I will make a small turkey breast for the family soon so I can make soup from the leftovers.
  17. angelpugs

    angelpugs Active Member

    As I enjoy making my turkey soup and chowder taste great on a chilly day.:fireplace:
  18. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Only a leg and thigh left from ours, and I sent it with DDIL for her parents. They had their family Thanksgiving last weekend,
  19. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member


    Yep! Turkey soup is what I do with the whole carcass and throw in veggies! YUM
  20. Pam Spaur

    Pam Spaur Well-Known Member

    We'll, I sent plates of leftovers home with N and our guest. Today, I made turkey ala king. Next up is to cook the drippings and carcass to make turkey vegetable soup. That is so good with a cold day.

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