What to do with leftover turkey??? Finding new leftover turkey recipes is one of those challenges I give myself every year. I always buy and cook up the biggest turkey I can find, I love the leftover turkey dinners!
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Don’t get me wrong; I am not saying there is anything wrong with leftover turkey the way it is. I am down with a full plate of leftover Thanksgiving dinner. But changing the meat up into a new dish is fantastic!
Delicious Turkey Recipes
If you are looking for a turkey recipe, these are my favorite recipes. I love using smoked turkey recipes and baking them in the oven.
- Oven Roasted Turkey
- How To Cook A Crockpot Turkey
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- Smoked Turkey With A Dry Rub
- Apple Cider Brine Smoked Turkey
- Smoked Turkey Breast With Brine Recipe
how to store cooked turkey
Allow your turkey to cool. Shred or store in chunks in the fridge for up to five days after cooking. You can freeze for up to 90 days in the freezer.
Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to measure portions into serving sizes.
what to do with leftover turkey
These ideas don’t require much of a recipe; you can eat turkey with a nice round of leftover Thanksgiving dinner side dishes.
- Turkey sandwiches
- Hot Turkey Sandwiches
- Turkey and Rice
Leftover Turkey Recipes
Leftover Turkey Casserole Recipes
Turkey Noodle Casserole– Transform leftover turkey into a delicious and comforting meal with this easy turkey noodle casserole recipe! Quick and satisfying weeknight dinner.
Turkey Shepherd Pie– Satisfy your cravings with our delicious Turkey Shepherd’s Pie! This is the perfect comfort food made with leftover turkey and mashed potatoes.
Easy Turkey Pot Pie– This Homemade Turkey Pot Pie Recipe makes for the ultimate comfort food using store-bought pie crusts!
Stove Top Casserole– The perfect weeknight casserole to make your family! You can use leftover holiday turkey for the best comfort fall foods.
leftover Turkey Soup Recipes
Turkey Noodle Soup-This Smoked Turkey Noodle Soup is perfect to use up any leftover turkey and turkey carcass from any holiday dinner! Full of flavor and perfect to freeze for later.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili-This Smoked Turkey Chili Recipe is the perfect way to use up leftover turkey from any holiday meal! Easy to make, and the taste is amazing as well!
Crockpot Turkey Taco Soup– A delicious twist on taco night! Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Soup recipe! Made with tender turkey and canned beans! A WW Zero Point Soup too!
Turkey Stew-> Turkey stew made in a Dutch oven on a Pellet Grill or in the oven! The perfect way to use leftover turkeys’ from holiday dinners
Turkey And Dumpling Soup– This soup is the perfect way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving! Make in a Dutch oven on the pellet grill or in the oven.
Other Leftover Turkey Recipes
Blackstone Smoked Turkey Fried Rice-Turkey Fried Rice Recipe is the perfect way to use up your leftover smoked turkey! Use a Blackstone grill or the stovetop to make this dish!
Turkey Salad-Add in different ingredients to change up the flavor, peppers, olives, spices, spicy mustard, and so much more! It goes perfectly on a bun for lunch!
What is your go-to turkey leftover recipe?
Other Recipes To Check Out
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- Breakfast Casseroles
- Pasta Salad Recipes
- Crockpot Chicken Recipes
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- Crockpot Soup Recipes
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