5 Mouthwatering Leftover Turkey Recipe Ideas

Arnie Bauer is gearing up for Thanksgiving! We love a lot of things about the holiday, from family time, to football, and of course– the great food. Perhaps the best thing about Thanksgiving dinner, is that it keeps giving… with leftovers!   No matter how many people you might be feeding over the holiday, there always seems to be some extra fixins.

This year, Arnie Bauer has some great leftover turkey recipe ideas for you to make the most out of your hard work cooking!

1. Turkey and “Dumpling” Soup 

According to Kraft, Turkey and “Dumpling” soup is one of the most delicious ways to utilize leftovers. While the ingredients call for three tablespoons of KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing and four cups of chopped cooked turkey, you might need to add some extra veggies including onions, carrots, and celery.

Preparation takes just 30 minutes. Combine the stuffing mix, oil, and eggs, heating the dressing and then adding the vegetables. Heat up the turkey, broth, and water separately. Keep in mind that the recipe calls for rolling 12 stuffing mixture balls. Be sure they are not too large.

If you prefer, substitute three cups of leftover prepared STOVE TOP Stuffing mixed with two eggs to make the 12 stuffing mixture balls. Make sure to refrigerate after mixing to allow for easier preparation of dumplings.

Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup 

Looking for a proven five-star soup recipe? Try Kraft’s Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup. By using leftover turkey and PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, your Creamy Corn and Turkey Soup will be the talk of the weekend.

You will need onions, red pepper, butter, cream corn, chicken broth, milk, and black pepper along with your leftover turkey and Neufchatel Cheese. If you do not have any cheese, you can use cubed cream cheese instead.

Start by cooking the onions and half the red peppers with butter in a large saucepan on medium heat and then add the Neufchatel or cream cheese. Once melted, stir in the turkey, corn, broth, and milk.

For great taste, prepare the soup and then refrigerate it for up to two days. Reheat and serve for instant deliciousness on a cold day!

Crunchy Holiday Turkey Salad 

After stuffing your face with stuffing, a nice salad is a perfect way to get back into the healthy swing of things. Using leftover turkey, you can make a Crunchy Holiday Turkey Salad.

To make this salad, you will need ¼ cup of MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing, ¼ cup finely chopped green onions, ¼ cup finely chopped celery, ¼ cup shredded carrots, 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, and 2 cups chopped cooked turkey. Once all the ingredients are collected, mix everything but the turkey in a large bowl. Next, add the turkey, mix lightly, cover, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

For extra flavor, add 1 tablespoon of GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard and ¼ cup of chopped water chestnuts. You can also add eggs, blueberries, or other nuts based on your preference.

The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich 

With all the usual leftovers from Thanksgiving, you can truly have the best turkey sandwich ever. Introducing the turkey sandwich to end all turkey sandwiches.

On top of the leftover turkey, you can also use leftover dinner rolls or bread, leftover stuffing, and leftover cranberry sauce. Just add some MIRACLE WHIP Dressing that you likely already have in the fridge. For even more creamy flavor, substitute mayo for cream cheese.

Zippy Turkey Pot Pie 

If you’re up for just a little more cooking, try adding some leftover turkey in to make a Zippy Turkey Pot Pie.

Start by mixing milk, dressing, and flour into a large microwaveable bowl.  Heat on high for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened. To help with the process, take the bowl out at each one minute interval and stir. Once done, stir in the cheese, then microwave for one more minute.

Stir one more time and then add turkey, mixed vegetables and onions. Toss all the ingredients together and then spoon into a 9-inch pie plate. Go with the read-to-use refrigerated pie crust for an easy meal.

Finish by covering the filling, flute the edge, and seal to the rim of the pie plate. Then cut several slits in the crust to permit steam to escape, or you’ll be cleaning the oven instead of enjoying your dinner. Place on a baking sheet and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Arnie Bauer Buick GMC Cadillac wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for our customers, friends and family, and of course– all of the possibilities for delicious Thanksgiving leftover meals. What are you thankful for?

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