Thanksgiving is Thursday. Almost everyone in America will face the same problem the day after Thanksgiving – what to do with all the leftover turkey? You could just reheat the leftovers and serve them. You could just slice the turkey and make cold sandwiches. Or, you could have something with a little more pizzazz and plan for some really tasty leftover turkey meals using some new tasty and easy leftover turkey recipes!
This is the first in a quick series of leftover turkey recipes aimed at giving you some of the best possible leftover turkey meals you have ever tried! If not the best, then hopefully the easiest or quickest (time will tell). If any of them sounds good to you, let us know by leaving us a comment. Better yet, if you try one of the recipes, leave us a comment letting us know how it was!
As I am writing this I wonder what everyone else does with the leftovers. So, I have a challenge for the readers that can benefit all of us. It’s time for the Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Challenge: just how many ways can a leftover turkey be used? Share your ideas and recipes with us. Use the comments to tell us what you do with the leftover turkey after Thanksgiving!
While leftovers are a wonderful, thrifty thing, sometimes their sheer abundance can be a little overwhelming. So, what do you do with them?
Here is one suggestion, make this easy turkey pot pie.
Easiest Turkey Pot-Pie
Our first recipe aimed at using up all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey is the Easiest Turkey Pot Pie. This pot-pie is very easy to make and results in a dinner the whole family will love.
note — If you don’t have frozen soup vegetables, regular mixed vegetables are fine as a substitution.
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 16-oz pkg frozen soup vegetables
1 12-oz jar turkey gravy
1/4 cup water
2 refrigerated pie crusts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine turkey, vegetables, gravy and water in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Place one of the pie crusts in a 9-inch pie pan.
Add the turkey mixture.
Place the remaining pie crust on top.
Seal the edges of the pie crusts.
Cut slits in the top pie crust to vent.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour, until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.
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