The food was amazing, the wine was even better. Next to the mashed potatoes and across from the cranberry and stuffing, there was that beautiful turkey in all its glory. The night came to a close and you began to realize you may have eaten a little too much. Now you're left with that yearly predicament - What to do with the leftover turkey? Don't worry, we've got 5 delicious recipes from some amazing bloggers on ways you can incorporate that turkey into your meals this week, to keep the feast going a little longer this year.
1. Roast Turkey Roll-Ups
This is a great option for using up that leftover turkey for your lunches! It's a nice light option for lunch, or you could even slice the wraps and serve them as appetizers. Use whole wheat tortillas, spinach wraps, or even pita or naan breads. Include cream cheese and leftover cranberry for a strictly Thanksgiving-inspired wrap, or add turkey with your favorite veggies. For a yummy recipe, try this one from Lucy of Bake Play Smile, here.
2. Turkey and Rice Soup
There's nothing quite as yummy as homemade soup on a chilly day. Plus, making soup is a great way to use up every last piece of your leftover turkey. Add lots of fall veggies like celery, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, green beans, and onion with some rice. Or. try this recipe by Mila of Girl and the Kitchen, here.
3. Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is a sweet winter squash, that's in season now through December. This delicious squash can be roasted, stuffed with turkey and veggies, and baked for a simple and delicious dinner. Try this recipe by Laurel of Southern Parm, here.
4. Loaded Leftover Turkey Panini
Like the wraps, these can be made many different ways to your liking. With the turkey, try adding your other Thanksgiving leftovers like cranberry and stuffing. For delicious results, follow this recipe by Lindsay of Pinch Of Yum, here.
5. Turkey Pot Pie
Photo by Damn Delicious.
If you already have a favorite pot pie recipe, just swap out the meat and add in your leftover turkey. If not, pot pies are also fairly versatile. Once you have your pie crust made, you can add in any veggies you like along with the turkey and some chicken broth. For a classic pot pie, add in carrots, peas, celery, and onion. You can also try making mini pot pies a deliciously cute appetizer bite. Or, try this leftover Thanksgiving turkey pot pie recipe by Chungah of Damn Delicious, here.