3 Easy Leftover Turkey Ideas and Recipes After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinners are exciting and a time well spent with family. The next few days after the dinner can be a dilemma for some, especially the host, because of so many leftovers. But it's a good dilemma. We all like to be creative with our leftovers, specially the turkey. How many ways can you eat and finish up leftover turkey? Here are three simple and easy ways to do so.

1) Turkey Sandwich

Easily the most popular way to finish off leftover turkey because, face it, making a turkey sandwich is a no-brainer. Basically, slices of turkey and anything else you can fit in between two pieces of bread. Here are some examples:


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C'mon. Slices of left over turkey with bacon, lettuce, and tomato on a roll. Everyone has made of these one way or another.

with Melted Cheese

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Leftover turkey on a sesame seed bun with melted cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and bacon. Not the healthiest of all meals, but tasty.

Plain Turkey Sandwich

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With lettuce, tomatoes and onion for veggies, of course.

Focaccia Turkey Sandwich

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Not so simple because we don't always have focaccia bread in the kitchen. But tasty when you have them. I suppose that you can always have a focaccia bread mix handy for times like these.

With the turkey are other leftover Thanksgiving food, namely, brie cheese, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

2) Turkey Stew

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Requires more steps than when making a sandwich, but can be fun. Essentially, making a leftover turkey stew needs the bones and skins of the turkey to make stock. Meat must first be stripped from the bones and can be used for sandwiches or made part of the stew. Include carrots, celery, potatoes, and any other veggies to your liking and you'll have a great few days of delicious, hearty cold weather stew.

Here's a go to recipe for leftover turkey stew: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moms_turkey_soup/

3) Turkey Taco

From time to time, someone gets very creative in using up the turkey and other leftovers after Thanksgiving. Here's one using leftover mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, ham and cranberry sauce, stuffed in a crispy taco shell. Yum!

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