Recipes for Turkey Leftovers
November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving is nearly here and those of us living in Mountain View apartments for rent are going to have plenty of leftover turkey once the holiday is through. If you’re like most of us, you’ll have so much of an abundance of turkey that it’s hard to come up with good ideas and recipes to prepare it all.
Sure, you can definitely eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy with all of the other fixings again. Or you can be adventurous and realize that if you’re like most people, you probably only eat an abundance of turkey once a year so you may want to get creative and try some new things with this delicious white meat whether you’re in Mountain View CA or some other part of the country.
So, if you’re ready to try something new with your turkey leftovers, we highly recommend sticking around for a little while longer. We are going to share our top three favorite turkey leftover recipes with you below. Take a look at them all, see if any of them sound absolutely delicious to you, and if one or two of them catches your interest, you should definitely give them a try because they are delicious, nutritious, and absolutely freaking awesome.
1. Thanksgiving Stuffed Shells
This is an interesting and exciting recipe to try with your Thanksgiving leftovers if you’re in the mood for something different. It requires jumbo pasta shells, sweet potatoes, leftover turkey, and dressing. You could also use turkey gravy and add cheese to the sauce to make it truly an amazing and delightful recipe that you and your family are bound to love.
For the most part, this recipe does not require too many ingredients, which is always good since you spend so much time cooking and preparing other food for Thanksgiving.
To get going, you need 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells, a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, a cup of cubed cooked turkey, a cup of cooked stuffing, four chopped green onions, a cup of mashed sweet potatoes, a half a teaspoon of chili powder which is optional, a half a cup of grated Parmesan cheese and a cup of warmed turkey gravy.
Cook the shells according to the directions on the package and preheat your oven to 350°. Mix all of the other ingredients besides the sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl – the chili powder to if you’re using it now – and set it off to the side. Set a small bowl of the sweet potatoes off to the side as well.
Next, drain each one of the large pasta shells and fill them with 2 tablespoons of the mixture and 2 teaspoons of sweet potato, place them on a baking sheet, sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese, cover them and cook them for 15 to 20 minutes and serve them with gravy.
2. Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa
If you’re looking to have a Mexican inspired dish with your turkey leftovers, this is going to be an excellent choice. This cranberry salsa has a sweet and tangy taste and goes very well with leftover turkey. Add it all into a quesadilla with a hint of pepper and lemon and you are going to absolutely flip for this delicious recipe. It’s so good and it’s such a great way to cook up your turkey after the Thanksgiving meal is through.
The ingredients consist of three quarters of a cup of frozen or fresh cranberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a half a cup of water, half a cup of a small chopped pair, a half a cup of a chopped red onion, one jalapeno pepper that is chopped and seeded, 3 tablespoons of chopped celery, 2 tablespoons of grated lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, a half a tablespoon of ground cumin, four 6 inch flour tortillas, and 2 cups of cooked cubed turkey breast.
When making the salsa, do so in a small saucepan and combine water, sugar, and cranberries together and bring it all to a boil. Cook it uncovered after you reduce it to medium heat and do so for about 10 minutes or until the berries pop. Take it off of the heat and let it slightly cool before stirring in the cumin, lemon juice and lemon zest, celery, jalapeno, pear and onions.
Next, preheat your griddle and do so over medium heat. Fill half of each tortilla with a quarter cup of cheese and a half a cup of turkey. Fold them closed and cook each side until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted, which typically takes one or two minutes on each side.
3. White Turkey Chili
Most people think of the color red when they think of chili but it definitely doesn’t have to be that way as you are about to find out.
For this recipe you’ll need two 15 ounce cans of cannellini beans and drain them and rinse them, one can of undiluted cream of chicken soup, 2 cups of cubed cooked turkey breast, 1 1/3 cups of milk – fat-free, a 4 ounce can of chopped green chilies and drain it, a teaspoon each of garlic powder, dried oregano, and ground cumin, 1 tablespoon of minced dried onion and 6 tablespoons of sour cream – full fat or fat-free depending on how you like it.
Combine all of the ingredients except for the sour cream into a large saucepan. Bring everything to a boil and stir it occasionally. Afterward, reduce the heat and let it simmer while covered for 25 to 30 minutes. After the chili is cooked all the way through, you can then add sour cream as a topping.
Enjoy Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers in Mountain View Apartments for Rent
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