What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers?

9 Oct

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 🙂 We sure did, and of course left with a lot of turkey. I have to say, it’s one of those things I actually look forward to! We cooked ours up on sunday, and yesterday was turkey time at our house. One thing we all love is turkey pot pies – yes, I cheat and buy premade crusts…I fill it up with a layer of turkey, then whatever else we had leftover. Usually mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberries, I put in a lot of gravy to keep it moist and then some extra veggies, sometimes cheese. Super delicious – just assemble and throw them in the freezer and you’re ready to go on a busy night.

Another one we love is turkey pizza – made 2 batches of pizza dough in the breadmaker, another of my fave small appliances. It’s pretty foolproof to make your own dough, and you can flavour it any way you want too. We use Bull’s eye bbq sauce instead of tomato sauce, then we go nuts on the turkey. We make it a sweet pizza, so red peppers, red onions, pineapples and cheese.

With 1 turkey (about $12) we had enough meat for a big dinner, then 2 pot pies, 3 large pizzas and still have some meat for sandwiches! I find turkey easy to cook, and easy to deal with so I always buy a lot to throw in the freezer when it’s 99 cents lb.

What are your favourite turkey recipes? Do you look forward to all the leftovers or dread it? I saw a lot of people posting up neat recipes on facebook – I’m thinking the next turkey will end up making a big batch of turkey noodle soup in the slow cooker. Sounds yummy!

4 Replies to “What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers?

    • hadn’t even thought of turkey sloppy joes – that sounds good! Reminds me could do turkey quesidillas and stuff like that too

  1. I love freezing turkey for turkey paninis. I know a lot of people do not like to freeze turkey for sandwiches, but by making a panini you never know it was frozen. Hubby’s fav is turkey, cranberry sauce and provolone cheese. Also I like making turkey stroganoff, you just substitute turkey for beef. I also like to stock up on turkey when they go on sale for 99 cents a pound. Even if you only get 3 meals and then make soup out of the rest it is very economical at maybe $2-3 per meal! If you have a lot of mashed potatoes left, mix in some cheese, an egg and a table spoon of flour, mix really well, make into little patties and fry in a little bit of oil until brown and crispy , I serve them with a bit of sour cream with green onions mixed in for dipping them in. Every one loves them and its a great way to use up those mashed potatoes in a different way.

    • yum! you totally made me hungry with those! We make a lot of paninis so I will have to try that out for sure. And any recipe to use up mashed potatoes sounds good to me!

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