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After Thanksgiving most of us will have leftover turkey I was wondering what all of you do with your lefttovers.The day after Thanksgiving I always chop the turkey into small pieces and some of the s
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Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/16/2012 11:04 AM EST
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After Thanksgiving most of us will have leftover turkey I was wondering what all of you do with your lefttovers.The day after Thanksgiving I always chop the turkey into small pieces and some of the stuffing and it goes into gravy and heated the poured over biscuits.I always make a ton of gravy because my family loves it.I make turkey carcass soup and turkey salad for sandwiches.I would love to find a recipe for turkey tetrazinni if anyone has a good recipe or any recipe that uses leftover turkey.I hope all of you have a fantastic holiday filled with love and happiness.♥

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/16/2012 12:54 PM EST
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It is very rare that we have any leftovers at our house.  I get a 15 pound turkey to feed 11-12 people, and it is accompanied with ooodles of side dishes, and still there rarely is enough for a sandwich left!!  Sometimes, I just order a turkey breast or some drumsticks to have something the next day or two.  Love a cold turkey, mayo, lettuce, and tomato sandwich!! 

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posted at 11/16/2012 12:55 PM EST
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I like to freeze some for later use.

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posted at 11/16/2012 1:18 PM EST
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we make hot turkey sandwichs or eat cold turkey with cranberri on it

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/16/2012 2:08 PM EST
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Other than sandwiches I always make soup but that is the last thing that gets made.
I have always made a creamed turkey I toss in some of the gravy and most of the left over veggies and thicken it up to serve over toast, leftover biscuits or leftover mashed potatoes.  That was always a request from my husband.  Probably will not be making that this year.
My favorite though is a revision from the original recipe.  The original called for chicken.

Turkey and Mushroom Stuffed Manicotti
Filling:
1/2 pound mushrooms chopped, ok to include stems.
2 Tb butter
2 Cups chopped turkey or chicken
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Sauce:
6 Tb butter
6 Tb flour
2 Cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
1 Cup milk, original recipe calls for cream
1/3 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
Prepare package of manicotti as directed on package, slightly under cook by 1 or 2 minutes
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sauté mushrooms in butter until golden
Off heat mix in turkey, lemon rind, salt and pepper.
Mix milk or cream with white sauce.
Stir about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the white sauce into the turkey mushroom mixture.
Spoon filling into manicotti and arrange in pan.
Sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining white sauce.
Bake uncovered 1/2 hour then brown under broiler.

I have also add a chopped onion with the mushrooms I think it adds to the flavor.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/16/2012 3:18 PM EST
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Of all places ............ Walmart had a nice woman from Campbells cooking and giving out samples.   She had a TURKEY AND STUFFING CASSEROLE that was so delicious I bought all the ingredients so I could make some with the turkey I have in my oven right now.  I can't wait !

TURKEY AND STUFFING  CASSEROLE
Prep:15 min.   Bake 25 min.   Total 40 min.  Serves 6 about 1 1/2 cups each
Vegetable cooking spray
1 can Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup milk or water
1 bag (16 oz) frozen vegetable combination ( broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) thawed
2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (about 4 oz)

Heat oven to 400.    Spray a 2 qt. casserole with the cooking spray.
Stir the soup and milk in a large bowl.  Add the vegetables, turkey and stuffing and mix lightly.  Spoon the mixture into the casserole.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the turkey mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the turkey mixture.   Top with the cheese.
Bake 5 minutes or until the  cheese is melted.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/16/2012 9:46 PM EST
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Nikki and Nancy thank you for the recipes they sure look good.I could only make this for my son and myself my hubby has gout and can't eat mushrooms.But this OK because I can,I love mushrooms..I'll just have to make him something else which lately this is what I've been doing because nothing tastes good to him.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 12:42 AM EST
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Gale, this is my revised version of Turkey Tetrazzini. I use egg noodles instead of spaghetti.

Turkey/Chicken Tetrazzini
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 c. turkey/chicken broth
1 c. mushrooms (I use canned); sliced
2 c. turkey or chicken; cooked, diced
3 c. medium egg noodles; uncooked
1 c. cheddar cheese; shredded
1/2 c. butter crumbs (I use Ritz crackers)

Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in broth, heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, cooked noodles, turkey/chicken, half of cheese. Pour into greased 2 qt. casserole. Top with cheese. Melt 1/4 c. butter and combine with crushed cracker crumbs. Put on top of cheese.

Bake uncovered 30 min., 350°F . To brown, briefly place under broiler.

May be prepared and frozen before baking. Thaw thoroughly before baking.


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posted at 11/17/2012 5:18 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes:
Gale, this is my revised version of Turkey Tetrazzini. I use egg noodles instead of spaghetti. Turkey/Chicken Tetrazzini 1/4 c. butter 1/4 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 c. turkey/chicken broth 1 c. mushrooms ( I use canned); sliced 2 c. turkey or chicken; cooked, diced 3 c. medium egg no odles ; uncooked 1 c. cheddar cheese; shredded 1/2 c. butter crumbs (I use Ritz crackers) Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in broth, heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, cooked noodles, turkey/chicken, half of cheese. Pour into greased 2 qt. casserole. Top with cheese. Melt 1/4 c. butter and combine with crushed cracker crumbs. Put on top of cheese. Bake uncovered 30 min., 350°F . To brown, briefly place under broiler. May be prepared and frozen before baking. Thaw thoroughly before baking.
Posted by Verlee T


Thanks for this recipe it sounds great.I can make this and take some out for my hubby then mix in the mushrooms into my sons and mine.I'll just have to bake two one with mushrooms and one without.When I worked at the hospital this was one of the things on the menu and I fell in love with it.Thanks again.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 6:56 AM EST
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GRANA  here;
 Thanks NIKKI P;
This recipe looks like a "real  winner" for  leftover  poultry anytime ofy yar.I have it copied &  saved in various folsers/locations tions to share w/ family &friends.This week Cambell's ream soups are on sale ( $1 can) so w/ my $1 coupon we got  several cans at zero net cost.I always have my own low carb  dried bread cubes on hand & usually  low fat  Swiss & cheddar shreds  frozen , too The veggie combo is typically on sale  in early December so I'm well on my way to  having this  tempting casserole  on the table   later this ear & in future years too.
Thanks again for sharing.Smile




n Response to Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes:
Of all places ............ Walmart had a nice woman from Campbells cooking and giving out samples.   She had a TURKEY AND STUFFING CASSEROLE that was so delicious I bought all the ingredients so I could make some with the turkey I have in my oven right now.  I can't wait ! TURKEY AND STUFFING  CASSEROLE Prep:15 min.   Bake 25 min.   Total 40 min.  Serves 6 about 1 1/2 cups each Vegetable cooking spray 1 can Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 cup milk or water 1 bag (16 oz) frozen vegetable combination ( broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) thawed 2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken 4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (about 4 oz) Heat oven to 400.    Spray a 2 qt. casserole with the cooking spray. Stir the soup and milk in a large bowl.  Add the vegetables, turkey and stuffing and mix lightly.  Spoon the mixture into the casserole. Bake for 20 minutes or until the turkey mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the turkey mixture.   Top with the cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until the  cheese is melted.
Posted by Nancy G

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posted at 11/17/2012 7:11 AM EST
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   we make with the turkey left overs  soup for the homeless at the shelter.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 7:53 AM EST
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Thanks for the recipes ---- I'm going to have so much turkey meat left --- it's going to be over-cooked and needing good things added.
This is Fun!

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 9:03 AM EST
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I have a recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini but turkey can be substitued!  This recipe I tasted for the first time when I was at rodeo with my sister (her daughter competes).  The rodeo cook was kind enough to share it with me.  It is geared mostly towards kids so the mushrooms are in the form of mushroom soup.  It makes a ton and freezes great!   

Chicken Tetrazzini   3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded1 lb. package Velveeta, cubed 1 10 ¾ oz. can of mushroom soup1 10 ¾ oz. can of cream of chicken soup1 14 oz. can of chicken broth½ gallon of milk (any type, skim, *whole, **1% or 2% will work)2 sticks butter, divided¾ - 1 c flour (up from the original recipes ½ cup)1 lb box macaroni or pasta of your choice1 loaf of day old bread, cubed Cook chicken and shred.  Cream Sauce:  Use a heavy pan, so it does not burn. Make a rue (paste) by melting one stick of real butter and adding ¾ c. white flour.   Add the whole milk, whisking continually, cook over medium heat.   Stir until it thickens.  Keep stirring so it does not burn or stick.   Add the cubed Velveeta, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom, chicken broth, and cut up chicken.  Do not add any water.   Keep stirring until cheese is melted and soups are incorporated.  When all mixed, set aside.   Cook your macaroni or pasta of your choice and drain.  Add to the creamy mixture and pour into a large roasting pan (I use my turkey roasting pan).   Take day old bread of any kind and cut up into cubes the size of large croutons.  Melt 1 stick of butter and add the bread cubes. Toss to coat.  When all buttered up place on top of the casserole.   Bake in a 350 degree oven until the mixture is bubbly and the bread cubes are golden brown…you will know when…about 45 minutes.  Let the pan sit for 30 minutes before serving (like with lasagna).   *Whole milk makes the richest cream sauce.**1% milk is what I use.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 11:13 AM EST
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We just do turkey sandwiches not much left

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 3:00 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes:
I have a recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini but turkey can be substitued!  This recipe I tasted for the first time when I was at rodeo with my sister (her daughter competes).  The rodeo cook was kind enough to share it with me.  It is geared mostly towards kids so the mushrooms are in the form of mushroom soup.  It makes a ton and freezes great!    Chicken Tetrazzini     3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 lb. package Velveeta, cubed 1 10 ¾ oz. can of mushroom soup 1 10 ¾ oz. can of cream of chicken soup 1 14 oz. can of chicken broth ½ gallon of milk (any type, skim, *whole, **1% or 2% will work) 2 sticks butter, divided ¾ - 1 c flour (up from the original recipes ½ cup) 1 lb box macaroni or pasta of your choice 1 loaf of day old bread, cubed   Cook chicken and shred.   Cream Sauce:  Use a heavy pan, so it does not burn.   Make a rue (paste) by melting one stick of real butter and adding ¾ c. white flour.    Add the whole milk, whisking continually, cook over medium heat.    Stir until it thickens.  Keep stirring so it does not burn or stick.    Add the cubed Velveeta, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom, chicken broth, and cut up chicken.  Do not add any water.    Keep stirring until cheese is melted and soups are incorporated.  When all mixed, set aside.    Cook your macaroni or pasta of your choice and drain.   Add to the creamy mixture and pour into a large roasting pan (I use my turkey roasting pan).    Take day old bread of any kind and cut up into cubes the size of large croutons.  Melt 1 stick of butter and add the bread cubes. Toss to coat.  When all buttered up place on top of the casserole.    Bake in a 350 degree oven until the mixture is bubbly and the bread cubes are golden brown…you will know when…about 45 minutes.  Let the pan sit for 30 minutes before serving (like with lasagna).     *Whole milk makes the richest cream sauce. **1% milk is what I use.
Posted by Renee C






Hi Renee and thank you for a great sounding recipe.Have a nice holiday.

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/17/2012 7:04 PM EST
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You are most welcome Gale! You do the same!

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posted at 11/18/2012 8:34 AM EST
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We usally have turkey sandwiches or slices of turkey with some dressing.

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posted at 11/18/2012 11:24 AM EST
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I always make filling balls besides the stuffing.  We loves these with tomato soup the day after Thanksgiving.  Family tradition.  I've often made a white sauce and put cut up turkey with peas and/or any other vegetables that need to be used up from the Thanksgiving meal - not sweet potatoes, however!!

Re: Leftover Turkey Recipes

posted at 11/18/2012 3:11 PM EST
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Today I made the turkey and stuffing casserole I posted a couple days ago.   It's good but it's not great.   I'll be trying the other recipes.

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