Turkey is at the heart of most Thanksgiving feasts, but who can stomach all those leftovers? Fortunately, turkey not only has fantastic nutritional benefits – like high protein and low fat – but is extremely versatile. Roast turkey in particular freezes well and can be stored for quick and easy meals.
If you need ideas on how to use up the remnants of your Thanksgiving meal, here are five delicious options:
+ Grilled Turkey and Brie Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce: Brie and cranberry is already a popular pairing; grill them in a sandwich with a helping of turkey for a fantastic lunch or grilled cheese party option.
+ Turkey Tortilla Soup: A Mexican twist on traditional turkey soup, this one uses salsa and crisp tortilla chips to spice things up.
+ Turkey Samosas: Store-bought pie crust, mango chutney and leftover turkey make for easy appetizers. This tasty option can help you use up mashed potatoes too.
+ Turkey, Sweet Potato and Watercress Salad: This fall salad is a light lunch choice (particularly if you over-indulged on the holiday) and is another great option to use up leftovers from other Thanksgiving dishes.
+ Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie: Try this comfort food fave with turkey and mushrooms
What’s your favourite way to use leftover turkey?
KimOctober 18, 2010 at 15:51
I think those recipes are not just good with leftovers. They can be useful any time of the year.