Got Turkey? 3 Best Leftover Ideas For Thanksgiving Turkey!

2012 November 24

When Turkey Leftovers Are BETTER Than Firstovers?


…You have to come up with terrific 2nd time around meals.

talkin' turkey

  1. Turkey Pot Pie:Are you even allowed to have turkey leftovers and NOT make Turkey pot pie?
  2. Turkey Pulled BBQ Sandwiches:Use your crockpot, store-bought BBQ sauce & rolls, easy peasy.
  3. Turkey Tortilla Soup: I kind of pulled this one together from several different soups I make… we’ll call it the improvised soup?

TURKEY POT PIE

I usually use a store-bought pie crust to top my pie, but the husband asked for a Bisquick pot pie, so we tried it… {the kids said thumbs down but the dad said thumbs up}! It is so easy to make your own sauce for pot pie PLEASE don’t use creamed canned soup… I promise this is SO much yummier!

Chop up vegetables: onions, potatoes, carrots, celery (& corn) are my favorites for this.
Saute them in a bit of canola oil.
Then boil in enough water to barely cover long enough to soften the potatoes but not to MUSH!
Drain and Set aside. (I like to have 4-6 cups total veggies.)

Sauce for Pot Pie

In a medium saucepan melt 2-3 Tablespoons of butter.
Add 3 Tablespoons of flour, whisk and cook for 1 minute (it will look like a paste).
Add 2 boullion cubes and 1 can of chicken broth. Bring to a boil while whisking.
Turn down the heat.
Add a big pinch of rosemary (crush it in your hand first).
Add 1/4 C to 1/2 C of milk depending on how big of a pie you are making.
Add chopped up leftover turkey, mine is frozen so it takes a couple minutes to warm up.
Pour over vegetables in a large pie dish or casserole dish.

Bisquick Topping:

1 Cup Bisquick
1/2 Cup milk
1 Egg
Mix briefly and drop by spoonful over veggies, sauce and Turkey.

Cook 45 minutes at 350 °
Till sauce is bubbly and top is browned

TURKEY PULLED BBQ SANDWICHES

I promise this is so EASY.

Step one: buy store-bought large rolls
Step two: place chopped up turkey in crock pot
Step three: add one cup BBQ sauce (I like Kraft brand) add one small can tomato sauce, I love how tomato sauce cuts down the bite of the BBQ sauce.

That’s it. Heat up in the crock pot serve on the rolls!

TURKEY TORTILLA SOUP (crock pot)

Chopped onion, few chopped carrots, 2 small potatoes in bite size chunks, and celery diced.
Saute the veggies in a couple tablespoons of canola oil. (This is step one in pretty much anything I make… chop veggies, saute).

Add to Crock Pot:

Veggies
48oz container of chicken broth
1 Cup of your favorite salsa
1 15 oz can of petite cut tomatoes
1 7 oz can of chopped green chillies
few shakes of onion powder, garlic powder and Goya Adobo powder

Heat it up for a few hours and add chopped up turkey last and heat through.
Mine seemed like it could use some thickening so I added 1 cup of water with 2 TBL of flour mixed in a glass jar right before I added the turkey.

Serve with cheese, tortilla chips, and lime juice….
(my kids were a big thumbs down on the lime juice, but I totally liked it!)

Enjoy those leftovers!

Top Photo by AtomicShark

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  1. November 26, 2012

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