HELP! Need your ideas how to use turkey leftovers...

  1. Yes, I know, I am asking early....but I went and did it---bought a HUGE turkey for Thanksgiving and will definately have doubt. I am just stuck, wondering what I will do with them that is going to be DIFFERENT.....(I have always done ala kings and casseroles, etc). I would love some ideas from you guys, please????

    So what do YOU do with your turkey leftovers?!
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    My grandma used to make a wonderful post-thanksgiving turkey noodle soup: onions, celery, carrots, sage seasoning, s&p, some noodles simmered in broth, with bits of turkey floating around. Or, make a lot of broth and freeze it, for use during the year (when you're not so sick of the taste of turkey, lol!). The soup might not use up all your leftovers, though, depending on how much you have left. Hot turkey sandwiches anyone???? Turkey chili????

    I'll be interested to read what others offer!!
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
    Turkey Tetrazzini
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    woohoo some good ideas already! Thanks. Keep em coming. I hope to use up ALL those leftovers in some new ways, that won't bore my dh and inlaws to death (yes I am having out of town company all week so need to do some nice meals for them).

    thanks guys.
  6. by   Cherish
    I got a load of them:
    Four Seasons Enchiladas - Allrecipes

    Kentucky Hot Brown - Allrecipes

    Monte Cristo Sandwich - Allrecipes

    Turkey Pot Pie I - Allrecipes

    Recipes : Turkey/Cranberry/Dressing Panini : Food Network

    Recipes : Turkey and Stuffin' Soup : Food Network

    Those are all the turkey ones I've tried from leftover turkey breasts throughout the year (rotissirie turkey breasts are only 5.99 so their a staple at my house). Try them there are many ways to use the leftovers. But I do love Monte Cristos...mmmm....
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wooooooooooooooot! thanky thanky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    Most years I would save the left overs for sandwich's or use the meat for salads...
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I make turkey soup and then freeze it for use at a later date. I also have been known to fix turkey tacos, turkey enchiladas, turkey fajitas.........almost anything that can be done with chicken, you can do with turkey! Mmmmmmmm!!

    Bon appetit!
  10. by   CHATSDALE
  11. by   prmenrs
    SANDWICHES!!! I love those! I guess I'll have to get a turkey. Mayo and butter and Jane's Salt or Nature's Seasonings or just S & P.

    Oh, man, yum.
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
  13. by   nursemary9

    DH & I love Turkey Tetrazzini---one of the earlier posts had a link with the recipie.
    We made it last year for my mom when she stayed here & she LOVED it--she had never tasted it vefore.

    We love Sandwiches, too!!

    Hope you enjoy your leftovers!!

    mary Ann

    DH & I decided to NOT do turkey this doing Prime Rib
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    woohoo TY TY. I am so glad to get some new ideas guys!