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5 Things To Do With Leftover Turkey

Updated on September 7, 2012

Leftover Turkey

After Thanksgiving there's always leftover turkey right?  Ever wonder what you can do with all of it?  Sure, there's the usual turkey sandwiches, but what else can you do with it?  This lens will show you 5 different things you can do with your leftovers.  It will help with everyone getting sick of turkey.

Turkey Casserole

Adapting an old favorite

TURKEY CASSEROLE WITH POTATO CHIPS

1 bag of family-sized Potato Chips

1 can of Cream Of Mushroom Soup

6 ozs. Turkey

1 can of Peas

1/4 Cup of Milk

Mix everything together except the potato chips. In a casserole dish, layer the mixed up ingredients with an alternating layer of potato chips until all used up. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.

Photo courtesy of www.kraftfoods.com

A Dish To Bake It In

You can't have a casserole without a casserole dish. Here's a few for you.

Turkey Tettrazzini

CROCKPOT CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

3 cups Water

4 Chicken Bouillon Cubes

1 jar sliced Mushrooms, drained

1 can of Cream Of Chicken or Cream Of Mushroom Soup

2 cups cooked, cubed, turkey

7 oz. uncooked vermicelli or angel hair pasta, broken into 2" pieces.

Put all ingredients in crockpot EXCEPT pasta. Stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, or on low all day. Add pasta, stir, cover, cut pot off, and let sit with lid on for 1 hour. Stir and serve.

Turkey Cheese Soup

TURKEY AND CHEESE SOUP

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 cup onions, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/4 cup bell peppers, chopped

1 cup diced turkey

4 cups chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/4 cup cream

1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

3/4 cup cubed Velveeta cheese

chopped green onions for garnish

Fry all onions, celery, and bell peppers in oil until tender. Add turkey and saute to release some oils and meld the flavors. Add stock/broth, bay leaf, and basil. Simmer to reduce slightly (20-30 minutes). Add cream and return to boil to thicken a bit. Slowly add cheese - stirring constantly. Serve immediately. Garnish with green onions.

Turkey Chili

TURKEY CHILI

1 lb cooked, cubed turkey

1 can dark kidney beans

1 can tomato soup

1 can tomato sauce

1 small onion

1 tbsp. Chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste.

Simmer about 1 hour.

Turkey-Vegetable Pot Pie

The most complicated.

TURKEY-VEGETABLE POT PIE

1 16-oz. package frozen mixed vegetables

2 tbsp. margarine or butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup sliced celery

1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed

1 can Cream Of Broccoli or Cream Of Mushroom soup

1 can Cream Of Chicken soup

1 cup milk

3 cups diced cooked turkey

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 8-oz. package of refrigerated Crescent Rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook vegetables according to package directions and drain. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, in hot margarine, cook onion, celery, and thyme, until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add soups and milk; stir until smooth. In a 12 by 8 inch baking dish, combine turkey, cooked vegetables and pepper. Add soup mixture, stirring gently into the mix. Unroll crescent rolls without separating them. Firmly press the perforations to seal. Cut dough lengthwise into 8 strips, about 3/4 inch wide. Arrange dough over turkey mixture to form a lattice, cutting strips as needed to fit. Press ends of strips to baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cover edges with foil after 20 minutes, if it is browning too quickly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 6.

Photo courtesy of static.howstuffworks.com

I hope I've listed something here that you didn't know you could do. Let me know what you think, and thanks for visiting.

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    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      These all look good! My favorite thing to do with leftover turkey is Turkey Pot Pie!

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I'll have to try some of these this year.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Love these Turkey Recipes!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Super lens!