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Turkey Leftovers A to Z

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Refrigerate turkey leftovers within 2 hours after cooking. Cooked turkey stays fresh in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days, but immediate freezing will provide premium quality. Chop leftover turkey and wrap 1- to 2-cup portions in heavy-duty plastic wrap to seal in freshness. Next, place the airtight plastic-wrapped packages in a heavy-duty zip-top bag for double protection. Date the package and use the meat within 3 to 4 months.

We took some poetic license with this list, but it is literally and figuratively an alpha and omega roster of leftover turkey ideas, with appropriate recipes from our online collection if we have them.

Antipasto
Add or substitute turkey in your favorite antipasto recipe. Here’s an example: Warm Nectarine and Prosciutto Antipasto

Burritos
Chicken Burritos

Cornish Pastries

Divan
Jetta Swiat’s Chicken Divan

Enchiladas
Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

Frittata
Add or substitute turkey in this Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

Gumbo
Turkey in gumbo? Try it in Real Louisiana Gumbo

Hash
Day-After-Turkey-Dinner Hash

Indian Curries

Jambalaya
There’s room for turkey in this Jambalaya Bowl

Kale and Bean Soup
Turkey will increase the protein in Kale and Bean Soup

Leftovers with Jellied Cranberry
Jellied Cranberry Turkey Leftovers

Melts

Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup

Open-faced Sandwiches

Potpie
Turkey Potpie

Quesadillas
Use turkey in place of shrimp in Shrimp & Avocado Quesadillas

Roll-Ups

Stir-Fry
Turkey can be used in place of pork in Pork and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

Tetrazzini
Skillet Chicken Tettrazini

Upside-Down Turkey Pie

Vermicelli and Turkey Soup
Add turkey to this cream soup: Cream of Leek and Vermicelli Soup

Winter Vegetables with Turkey
Add turkey to this hearty dish: Winter Vegetables with Mustard Sauce

Xmas Turkey and Dressing Casserole

Yummy Turkey Salad
Turkey Salad

Zippy Chili
Really Quick Chili

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