Entry #3055, November 28, 2013
No Thanksgiving can be imagined without a Turkey adorning the center of the dining table. However, it is also a common scenario for most of us to stare at a pile of Turkey leftovers and wonder how to make the best use of them. In fact, leftover turkey can be used to make a number of satisfying and delicious recipes – from easy-to-make sandwiches to hot soup, from mouthwatering pie to layered baked casserole. Even turkey bones are widely used for making extra-tasty stock. Try this leftover smoked turkey nachos & casserole recipes.
Smoked Turkey Nachos
Image via: Cabot Cheese
If you are looking for not only a tasty, healthy but also a quick and easy-to-make recipe with leftover turkey, try nachos with turkey. The thick, cheesy dip of nachos with chunks of tasty leftover turkey will never let you know that it is made of just three ingredients!
• Cubed cooked turkey (1 cup)
• Condensed cheddar cheese soup (1 can)
• Salsa (¾ cups)
• Tortilla chips
• Blend soup and salsa in a small saucepan. Boil the mixture.
• Reduce the heat and add cubed turkey in the mixture.
• Cook the mixture until heated through.
• Your item is ready! Serve hot with tortilla chips.
The total cooking process will not take more than 10 minutes. So, this item is more than perfect as a quick-made afternoon snack or as a tiffin item.
Turkey Casserole Recipe
Image via: Chef Merito
Check out two recipes that are not only a nice way to finish the leftover turkey but are also perfect for warming you up in nippy winter nights. Both the recipes are easy-to-make and great for your health.
Bake the Leftovers
Chopped celery (½ cups)
Chopped onions (½ cups)
Chopped cranberries (½ cups)
Cubed turkey breast (2 cups)
Cubed white bread (3 cups)
Cubed whole grain bread (3 cups)
Chicken broth (1 can)
2 lightly beaten eggs
Poultry seasoning (2 teaspoons)
Pepper (¼ teaspoon)
Salt (½ teaspoon)
- Boil the celery, onion, and ½-cup broth in a large saucepan. Simmer the mixture without putting any cover for 5 to 8 minutes until the vegetables become tender.
- Switch off the stove and mix the remaining broth, pepper, salt, the eggs, and poultry seasoning. Stir in until everything blends well.
- After that, add the cubed turkey, bread cubes, and cranberries into the mixture.
- Put the mixture in a baking dish and bake 15 minutes at 350° with cover. Then, uncover it and bake again for 20-25 minutes.
Many families anticipate the leftovers nearly as much as the roasted turkey itself. In fact, turkey can replace chicken and add a delicious personality in many recipes. Do not forget to store the leftovers properly if you want to enjoy them within a few days. Let us know how you loved the nachos and turkey casserole recipes
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