5 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes in 30 Minutes Or Less
Thanksgiving just passed, and I’m thinking you might have some leftover turkey staring at you when you open your refrigerator door. So, I thought I’d throw together a quick post of 5 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes in 30 Minutes Or Less.
I must credit my mom for the idea to do this post. She told me was going to make my Turkey Waldorf Salad recipe with her awesome Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. And a light bulb went off!
That’s right, I rounded up my favorite (and easy!) cooked-poultry recipes that will help you repurpose your Thanksgiving main attraction. Very simply, if a recipe calls for cooked chicken, substitute your leftover turkey. That’s it!
The best part…I’ve included recipes for a protein salad, 2 soups, pasta, and rice and none call for piles of mashed potatoes or cranberry sauce…just in case you’re ready to switch out of Thanksgiving mode for a minute. So, go ahead, make more than one!
Crunchy, sweet, and savory. Apples, walnuts, celery, cranberries, in a creamy, non-fat dressing.
This is a 30-minute, Mexican-inspired recipe. Chicken, tomatoes, lime, cilantro, and corn.
No crock pot? No worries! This White Bean Chicken Soup comes together in 30 minutes using leftover turkey or chicken.
30-minute, creamy, one-pot skillet meal, penne pasta with peas. Use 1% milk instead of heavy cream, and use your favorite gluten-free pasta!
Note: this recipe calls for uncooked poultry, so skip the directions for cooking the chicken, and add cooked turkey near the end of the cooking cycle.
The Italian version of Chinese Fried Rice. Nuff said, go grab it!
Note: this recipe calls for uncooked, ground turkey, so skip the directions for cooking the turkey, and add cooked turkey near the end of the cooking cycle.
On a side note: you can always freeze your turkey and use it later. If you have a food sealer, even better…because this gives the turkey a longer shelf-life in the freezer by avoiding freezer burn.
Hope you find a new favorite recipe that you can even use year-round! Cheers to the Thanksgiving holiday, our families…and always to our health!