How To Get Rid of Turkey Leftovers

By Subodh / September 1, 2012

It is that time of year when Thanksgiving is imminent and you are planning on making a massive meal with a humongous turkey to feed the whole family. There are always going to be problems calculating the amount of food you need for this kind of occasion and you will more often than not find yourself with loads of left overs which will be filling the fridge for days after the event. For a lot of people, having a lot of turkey leftovers can be a really worry, as they just don’t know what to do with it all and are unwilling to simply throw it away and waste food.

The best thing that you can do is to try a variety of different tasty recipes, using the turkey leftovers which will help you to feed the family for a while and test your culinary skills at the same time. Here we will look at how to get rid of turkey leftovers using some yummy and exciting recipe ideas.

Turkey Soup – Everyone loves a bowl of hot steaming soup, especially when winter is near and it is cold outside. By using the bones of the turkey to make a lovely stock, you can make sure that you use all of the bird without wasting one single part of it. Using some of the turkey meat scraps, add vegetables and even noodles if you wish and you can create a hearty and warming soup for the family.

Turkey Curry – This is a classic, everyone loves to hate a turkey curry but it is a very tasty dish. By using turkey meat instead of chicken, you can add a curry sauce from the shop, or make your own, and serve a tantalizing curry with rice or bread.

Turkey Casserole – Add some turkey meat, veg and potatoes to a casserole dish and slow cook them all together in order to create an amazing rich and flavorful dish. This is a great way to use up some of the left over Thanksgiving vegetables and sides you may have as well. Throw it all in together with some herbs and spices to make a great home style dish.

Turkey Sandwich – With the best parts of the meat, if you have enough you can slice the turkey and create exciting sandwiches with them. You can also put stuffing, gravy and herbs in the sandwich to create a full on Thanksgiving experience. Add some cranberry sauce for an extra flavor if you have some to spare.

Nobody likes wasting food, so it is always a good idea to make sure that you have space in the fridge, freezer and larder in order to store the leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner. You can create some great new dishes and even invent some for yourself. Get creative and see if there are some new ways you can think of on how to get rid of turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving.