Don’t let good food go to waste. Upcycle your Thanksgiving turkey meat into a delicious new incarnation!
This might be highly controversial, but I don’t particularly love the taste of turkey – it’s birdy tasting and just kind of echh.
What I do love, are all the things that go on and around turkey, i.e., cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes.
I ALSO love the way you can mask the pure taste of the turkey by inserting it into other delicious food, therefore making it edible and less funky tasting.
So, almost more exciting than the Thanksgiving day turkey, are the endless possibilities of how to re-purpose it.
Here is a roundup of some creative and sure-to-please ways to use up those fowl leftovers.
Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
from Happy Healthy Mama
Italian Turkey Soup from Your Home Based Mom
Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili from Pinch of Yum
Turkey Dumpling Soup by Wine and Glue
Turkey Mulligatawny Soup by Simply Recipes
Honey & Lime Turkey Enchiladas by Grits and Pine Cones
Creamy Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe from Simply Recipes
Creamy Turkey Tetrazzini by Genius Kitchen
Turkey Butternut Squash Casserole by Wine and Glue
Ground Turkey Stroganoff by Genius Kitchen
You’ll have to alter this a little to not use ground turkey, but the end result will be similar to the recipe. Some recommend lightening the recipe’s fat content by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie by Baked by Rachel
Turkey Pot Pie by Taste of Home
ASSEMBLED TURKEY DISHES
Leftover Turkey Carnitas by Serious Eats
Avocado Turkey Salad by Taste of Home
Turkey Salad by Recipe Girl
Curried Turkey Salad with Pumpkin Seeds by Palatable Pastime
These recipes should give you plenty of ideas for what to do with your day-after gobbler.