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Now What? Leftover Turkey

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | November 25th, 2016 | Main Dishes, Recipes, Sandwiches, Soups & Stews
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carving turkey breast (400x400)When Thanksgiving is done, you may have a lot of leftovers and not that many people in your house. In my experience, it’s the turkey that lingers. Somehow the side dishes and desserts disappear, but I have lots of turkey in my refrigerator waiting to be consumed. Sure, last night and today, a turkey sandwich sounds yummy, but by the end of the weekend that will be boring.

So, today I have a few suggestions on ways to use that turkey. Two of these are traditional ideas, and two are a little different. As always I’m open to other ideas. If you have creative ways to use that leftover turkey, leave a comment. We’ll find a way to empty the fridge.

Stick with Tradition

Ultimate Turkey Sandwich– I know I said that you may be getting tired of turkey sandwiches by the end of the weekend, but those of you who aren’t yet, here’s my ideal turkey sandwich recipe. For me the key to this sandwich is making sure the cheese is melted.

Turkey Soup– This soup is fairly traditional, although it uses leftovers that I hadn’t thought of including previously. This recipe will help make room in the refrigerator for your next grocery trip.

Try Something New

Leftover Turkey Saag– This dish is doubly good. Not only is it a great way to use leftover turkey, it also is an easy way to try cooking Indian food. It’s simple and healthy, two key things to consider after Thanksgiving.

Turkey Marsala Soup– Sure you could make traditional turkey soup, but why do that? You already had a plateful (or two or three) or traditional dishes at Thanksgiving. Take the leftovers, and make something new.

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