A Thanksgiving dinner is pretty spectacular. Aromas that fill the house, laughter and smiles of loved ones that warm our hearts, and the spirit of gratitude that starts the season. And then there’s the next day. And the day after that, and the day after. I like to look at those last few days of November as days to celebrate! Turkey leftovers! Woot! I like them as much as the holiday meal. Maybe even more, since they come together in an hour or so; not the all-day cooking affair of Thanksgiving. I’ve put together a few of my favorite recipes for leftover turkey here.
Let’s start with Grampa Tom’s Turkey Tetrazzini. A family fav, especially for the home-from-college guy. Warm and cheesy and peppery and comforting. Oh yeah.
Then, how ’bout a Turkey Pot Pie that’s not your average pot pie. Spiced with green chiles, its individual portions are perfect for company.
Turkey Sammiches are super popular. I present to you the Lexi Sammich, one that would be perfect with turkey! I might also suggest substituting cranberry sauce for the apricot preserves. Yum!
Or how about a TURKEY Cordon Blue Panini? All melty and flavored up with ham and mustard? I had almost forgotten about this one. Just substitute turkey for the chicken.
If Asian food is what you’re craving, sub turkey for the chicken in this easy Lo Mein recipe.
Enchiladas are another favorite around here. First, here’s the college guy’s Granny’s recipe with a rich creamy white sauce and flour tortillas. Again, sub turkey for the chicken.
Finally, our house special enchiladas, with traditional red sauce and corn tortillas; use turkey for the chicken. Better than a Mexican restaurant, right in your own house!
Almost makes me wish I’d bought a bigger turkey! Turkey is wonderful in nearly any chicken recipe–have fun experimenting! Happy Holidays!!!