Are you loathe for turkey leftovers? Here are some different turkey recipes to help you and your family eat the rest of the bird.
Make some room in your post-holiday fridge by transforming multiple leftovers into one comforting pasta. If you don't have brussels sprouts, substitute with shredded cabbage.
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Also known as pearl couscous, Israeli couscous is much larger than the more common North African variety, making it better suited to hearty salads. Look for it in the international section of grocery stores or substitute with barley or quinoa.
Sharp Asiago is a heavenly match for mild turkey. When buying the cheese, keep in mind that the firmer the brick, the more intense the flavour, so choose according to your family's tastes. Feel free to substitute with a milder Jarlsberg or Emmental cheese, if you prefer.
Bold Asian flavours and thick, chewy udon noodles turn each bowl of this quick turkey soup into a meal that's as exciting as it is comforting. For a spicy kick, add a few dashes of sriracha.
This fast version of pot pie is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. It is quicker to make than a regular pot pie because the pastry bakes as the filling simmers. If time permits, you can put the filling in ovenproof dishes, cover with uncooked pastry and bake until bubbly and golden.
Leftovers from a turkey dinner are inevitable, and pot pie is a delicious way to serve them. Apples add sweetness to this not-so-traditional version and complement the easy topping.
Tacos are made special with the use of ground turkey and some avocado with sour cream, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Two birds combine to make an interesting flavourful pie. This recipe makes two pies, so you have one for now and one for later.
There are lots of serving options for these lime-spiked patties, such as casual in toasted buns or dinner-style with a salad and rice.
This recipe is quick to put together if you have leftover mashed potatoes, but if you don't, follow the tip below. Serve with poached eggs and salsa or gravy, or vegetables.
Bring leftover turkey up-to-date with this delicious, filling soup. If you don't make your own stock (see Terrific Turkey Stock), use 4 cups (1 L) sodium-reduced chicken stock and 2 cups (500 mL) water.
This recipe makes enough for five servings of sauce. We recommend cooking 3 oz (90 g) of spaghetti for each serving. While she's at it, Melissa can boil and freeze (separately) enough pasta for the Spaghetti Frittata and the leftover sauce. If you eat dairy foods, unlike Melissa, you can sprinkle the pasta and sauce with Parmesan cheese.
This quick sandwich is wonderful with deli smoked turkey, as well as a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken.
Chili con queso is typically served as an appetizer with corn chips, tortilla chips or vegetables. By borrowing this idea and combining it with a turkey wrap, a new dish emerges. When assembling the dish, the sauce may seem too generous, but it eventually thickens and provides enough to spoon luxuriously over the rolls.
These puff-pastry turnovers look so professional, guests will think that you went out and bought them. If you have a few leftover cooked green peas, add 1/3 cup (75 mL) to the filling. Serve with a tossed salad or a spinach-and-orange salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette to balance the turnovers' fruity sweetness.
This colourful, refreshing salad works well as part of a buffet brunch or luncheon menu. As an alternative to wild rice, use cooked brown or red rice. Frozen raspberry concentrate is convenient to have on hand: use any remaining in smoothies, fruit salads or for deglazing pans when saut?g chicken or turkey strips. Serve salad on a bed of arugula or shredded lettuce.
Remove skin and meat from turkey leg. Reserve bone; discard skin. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; set aside.
In slow cooker, combine carrots, celery...
Turkey and vegetables all rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla make this perfect for recharging your child's batteries at lunch. The burritos can be made ahead and either arranged in the glass baking dish or wrapped individually and frozen. Just thaw and increase cooking time by 10 minutes. You can cook the burrito the night before and just have your child rewarm it in the microwave at school.
This lunch, a combination of carbohydrates (from the whole grain pita) and protein (from the cheese) will help you store energy to use later in the day, thereby dispelling that late-afternoon urge to doze.
Use the pastry recipe on this page, or substitute your favourite.
In bowl, whisk flour with salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stirring briskly with ...
Cut crusts off bread. Using rolling pin, roll each slice to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Fit each into lightly greased 6 oz (175 mL) custard cup. Bake i...
This is a great way to use the tasty Homemade Turkey Stock (and it doesn't require any leftover meat). Kids will love the meatballs. Napa cabbage adds a touch of sweetness.
Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar; whisk in oil in thin steady stream.
Arrange romaine on larg...
Turkey soups often taste flat because the carcass sits too long in the refrigerator before being used for stock. To remedy this, after a turkey dinner, remove all the meat and package it separately. Refrigerate the carcass then make stock early the next day. The difference in taste is dramatic.
This recipe makes great use of leftover roast turkey. If you have it, use homemade turkey broth to add exceptional flavour to this hearty, satisfying dish. It takes a little time to cook, but it's very low maintenance. you could also use leftover cooked chicken.
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