Not sure what to do with all that leftover turkey? If your refrigerator is full of turkey and you’re tired of the same old turkey sandwiches after the holidays, try these 5 new recipes. They all work well with precooked turkey, and are a great way to add some variety to your leftovers game. You might even find yourself looking forward to extra turkey!
With plenty of potatoes, diced vegetables, and a cream base, you can whip up this hearty and easy-to-make chowder with leftover turkey in very little time. Garnish with your favorite shredded cheese, diced chives, and, of course, bacon.
This recipe from our Sporting Chef friend, Susie Jimenez, is a great way to repurpose your Thanksgiving turkey into a tasty appetizer or snack. Try it with crackers or cucumber rounds, or in a sandwich or wrap.
Upgrade your leftover turkey with this curry dish. I like to use Asian curry rather than Indian curry, which can bury the natural flavor of the meat. With red Asian curry paste, coconut milk, ginger, and lemongrass create a distinct taste without being overwhelming.
If you’ve got some extra time on your hands, you can make your own turkey stock out of a roasted wild turkey carcass and leg/thigh meat. But, if you’re short on time, chicken broth makes a good substitute. Just make sure to leave plenty of time to cook the wild rice; it takes longer to cook than regular rice.
Leftover turkey thighs and legs? They are great for making soups and stews. I like to make this soup with carrots, celery, zucchini, and yellow squash, but use whatever looks best in your market. The secret to perfectly cooked vegetables? Add them at the end so they don’t turn to mush.