5 Recipes For Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

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Are you trying to figure out what to do with all that leftover turkey? Here are my top go to meals!

Tortilla Soup:

This recipe will serve between 8-12
2 cups of chopped turkey
1 diced onion
4-6 cloves of chopped garlic
1 can of diced chilis
1 can of diced tomatoes
chopped mushrooms
1 can of corn (if desired)
1 can of olives, diced
2 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of chili powder
4-6 cups of stock
Serve with:
Tortilla chips, cilantro (ALL THE CILANTRO), and sour cream

In a dutch over, heat oil and add onion and cook between 3-4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook another 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook another minute. Add cooked turkey and sprinkle with seasonings. Heat for about 1 minute and then add the diced chilis, can of tomatoes and broth.
Heat through about 10-15 minutes. You want your fresh mushrooms to be cooked.
Serve with some tortilla chips, sour cream and cilantro.

Fun story! My husband actually cut this out of a newspaper the Thanksgiving before we got married and every year since, we have made this and perfected how we like it.

Turkey Enchiladas:

1 diced onion
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 6oz can of diced green chilis
8oz sour cream
28oz can of Enchilada sauce
approx 12 corn tortillas
Chedder Cheese (16 oz)
2 cups of cooked turkey shredded
In a large pan cook your onion in about 1 tbsp of butter until translucent. Add garlic and cook another minute. Add your turkey, can of diced green chilis, about 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce, and 8oz of sour cream. Heat through.
Option 1: heat your corn tortillas one at a time in a hot frying pan on the stove to make them a bit pliable, OR a stack of 10 in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Option 2: use a thin layer of a high heat oil such as grapeseed or avacado to lightly fry the corn tortillas.
Add about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of filling to each tortilla. Add some cheese if desired and place in a 9×13 pan. Some people add a thin layer of the enchilada sauce to the bottom of the pan. I made 2 pans with this, a 9×13 AND a 8×11, and it didn’t make a difference either way in terms of it sticking to the pan.
Top the tortillas with the can of enchilada sauce, making sure to get around the edges so they don’t dry out. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 for 15-25 minutes.

Mumsie’s Wild Rice Soup: (serves approx 8-10)

Best way to cook this is:
Night before, in your Instapot, place 1 1/4 cup of broth/water and 1 cup of wild rice and manually cook for 28 minutes. (You can buy wild rice here: https://amzn.to/2O6SFfb, affil link).
Day of:
1 diced onion
3-4 cloves of garlic
3-4 stalks of chopped celery
2 cups of cooked turkey
3-4 cups of chicken broth
1/2 cup of half and half
1-2 TBSP of flour (I like this GF flour option: https://amzn.to/3oZAHzG, affil link)
can of mushrooms ( or 4 oz fresh sliced/diced– whatever you prefer)
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)

1. Melt the butter in a frying pan.
Saute onion, garlic, mushrooms, and celery in butter

Sprinkle with a light dusting of flour. Once flour is absorbed, pour about 3 cups of chicken broth into the pan and stir until smooth and thickened.

In a large dutch oven, pour this mixture and the wild rice into it. Add your half and half. Heat slowly. Add more milk or chicken broth until it reaches the desired consistency. Add your salt and pepper. simmer for about 30 minutes.

EASY PEASY Chicken Soup Recipe for a sick day

1 Onion diced
a whole head of garlic diced
2 potatoes diced
1 14oz bag of mixed vegetables
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
4 cups of chicken broth (bone broth is the best for this)
2 cups of shredded poultry (chicken or turkey)
Parsley, Dill, Salt and Pepper to taste

In a dutch oven melt some butter and add your onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add your garlic and potatoes and cook a minute or two more. Add 4 cups of
broth and bring to simmer. Cook until potatoes are soft. Add parsley, Dill, Salt and Pepper to taste. Add bag of mixed veggies and can of cream of mushroom soup. Bring up to a simmer and make sure all is heated through.

Turkey Alfredo Pizza

This is a simple recipe similar to the one I made.

Turkey Alfredo Pizza

I just made the pizza crust based on the Betty Crocker GF Pizza crust.
Added a thin layer of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce with basil.
I then cooked some spinach (as much as I had which was NOT enough) in some lemon juice, diced garlic, butter, and salt and pepper.
I sprinkled that over the pizza and added leftover shredded turkey, some diced tomato, and drizzled more of the Alfredo sauce over the top with some Parmesan cheese and cheddar. However, if you have mozzarella cheese, I recommend that.
It also would be more amazing (because we made this again), with some artichoke hearts and olives!

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