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Love Those Turkey Leftovers!

POSTED November 26, 2019

Serving roasted turkey on Thanksgiving is so traditional, and so are turkey leftovers! Combined with veggies, pasta, sauces and rice —  these recipe ideas for using the slivers and slices of leftover turkey sound just as good (maybe even better?!) than the classic and conventional holiday meal!

Turkey Sammies and Wraps

You’ll have a hard time finding a leftover turkey recipe you DON’T like from Girl on the Bloor’s curated collection. From pot pies and pizza to turkey stir-fry and enchiladas, it’s a mouth-watering week of turkey leftovers! For the lunch bunch, Loaded Turkey Paninis courtesy of Pinch of Yum, pack a super-palatable punch with turkey, sage leaves, Muenster cheese, bacon, goat cheese and cranberry sauce. 

Or try the Turkey, Cranberry and Brie wrap, or the Sun-Dried Tomato and Turkey Roll-Ups with sun-dried tomato paste, provolone, and fresh basil leaves layered atop the turkey in a wheat-spinach wrap.

Turkey Pasta and Pot Pie!

For the nothing-but-a-hot-meal crowd try the Turkey Tetrazzini from Taste of Home that goes together with sautéed mushrooms and onion and two kinds of cheese, in a sauce that’s mixed with spaghetti noodles! Turkey Pasta at Salt and Lavender. In addition to the leftover turkey, blogger Natasha adds dried pancetta, sweet corn, garlic and cream, plus a dash or two of Italian seasoning. The dish can be prepped in about 20 minutes – or however long it takes to cook your noodles!

And who doesn’t love a good pot pie? This from-scratch recipe by Jennifer the registered dietician at Foodess has cooked turkey as the only pre-prepped ingredient. You’ll want to cut up potatoes, carrots, onions, celery and mince some herbs (sage, rosemary and thyme), to add to the pie filling of flour, broth, milk, cream (or leftover gravy). The pie crust makes your mouth water just looking at it, right?

Or for Turkey Pot Pie Soup – which is a lot like the pot pie only the pie crust becomes croutons sprinkled on the filling from Heidi at Foodie Crush.

For 24 more recipes for turkey leftovers check out the creamy, savory and healthy collection at Good Housekeeping. From a Gruyère and Mushroom Casserole, to turkey with Sesame Peanut Noodles and Smoked Maple Chili, there’s a recipe for every palate, diet persuasion and taste.

Turkey Keto-to-Go

Prefer gluten-free? Then this Keto Leftover Turkey “Noodle” Casserole from Farmstead Chic makes you want to cook extra to make this the day after! It’s hard to go wrong with quick and easy cheesy angel hair cabbage and turkey. This dish made with finely shredded cabbage is low-cal but doesn’t taste it, and is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!

And finally, a Low-Carb Turkey Casserole that uses cauliflower rice, cream cheese, garlic, green beans and turkey to make a simple, tasty low-carb meal. Another version with more veggies (and pork rinds!) can be found at My PCO Kitchen. 

Giving Thanks in Crystal Valley

The attitude of gratitude describes the homeowners living in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley. There’s something about Castle Rock, where residents are grateful for their neighbors, and the new homes, from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton. Our spacious surroundings make us thankful for nature and each other! With easy access to nearby amenities, the new home of your dreams could be right here — in either a ranch and two-story model, priced from the $300s! 


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