Nessa is a mother of two living the small town life in rural Texas. She loves cooking everything from tried and true recipes to her own wonderful creations. Catch her blogging at Ramblings of a Texas Housewife and on Twitter @Nessa_TX.
Editor’s Note: Nessa brings us 4 fabulous recipes to use turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving. Do you have turkey leftover recipes to share? Leave the links in the comments below!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful day of food, family, and fellowship. The day after is often the day of turkey leftovers. So, I decided to share some of my favorite ways to use up all those delicious bits you have left after the big meal is done.
There are so many things you can do with cooked turkey leftovers! A good rule of thumb is that if you can use chicken, you can most likely use turkey instead. I’ve done everything from turkey salad to turkey enchiladas with great results. Here are a few more turkey leftovers ideas for you. Enjoy!
King Ranch Turkey – Leftover turkey is fabulous in place of the traditional chicken in this Texas casserole favorite.
Turkey Tetrazzini – This is a great dish that my family loves when it’s cold outside. There are lots of good recipes available on the web for this. I make mine by making a simple white gravy with lots of onions, garlic, and black pepper. This casserole is great when topped with bread crumbs and/ or cheese before baking.
- Cook a pot of pasta while you are making the gravy.
- Add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables to the pasta right before you drain it, the heat from the pasta will help defrost the veggies.
- Add shredded up turkey tot he gravy once it’s done, then mix it into the pasta veggie mixture.
- Pour all into a greased casserole and bake at 350 degrees until heated through.