I have a tons of left over of Turkey, what should I do with it tomorrow?

Natalie Lo
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MMH November 29, 2017
Freeze it and use it when you are craving it again.
 
MMH November 29, 2017
Pour in a little stock to keep it moist.
 
Dina November 28, 2017
After a few days of straight leftovers, I made a big batch of turkey mole, from the leftover dark and white meat, half of which is now in the freezer, and then a big pot of stock from the carcass.
 
Miss_Karen November 28, 2017
Make Mulligatawny soup :)
 
salena November 27, 2017
Make turkey stock. Tear your carcass up into manageable pieces, add cold water, slowly bring to a boil. skim, and then add whatever veggies you have around (celery, carrots, onions, parsnips, celery root, etc). Cook for a long time with the top slightly ajar. You can freeze the stock to use instead of chicken stock but don't throw out those "used-up" vegetables. In my house whoever strains the stock gets to eat them. And bits of turkey can be saved for your soup.
 
Stephanie B. November 26, 2017
My favorite is posole (red or green are both good!). Carve the meat off the turkey, use the bones and whatever is left to make the stock for my posole, strain the stock, and add back the meat, chilies, etc. Posole can take care of a lot of leftovers.
 
beavergoodman November 26, 2017
I like to use recipes with a different flavor profile to mix it up a bit: Turkey enchiladas, turkey chili, turkey pho.
 
PHIL November 25, 2017
Turkey soup is a good option. I'm thinking about a shepherd's pie today.
 
creamtea November 24, 2017
Last year I made an Indonesian-style cold salad with turkey, cooked and raw vegetables (potatoes, blanched pea pods, etc), with a peanut, lime and tamarind dressing. https://food52.com/recipes/64841-cold-turkey-or-chicken-pecel-with-peanut-lime-dressing.
 
Michele November 24, 2017
Relive the meal without the stress of preparation on Friday (while watching holiday movies!), turkey sandwiches on great bread with mayo and a relish (cranberry or other fruit type chutney), put into soup with vegetables and noodles, make a turkey pot pie, or turkey tetrazzini (and you can make a lot of it and freeze it in portions for later).
 
BerryBaby November 24, 2017
Turkey Tetrazzini!
 
Valerio F. November 23, 2017
Delicious! I hope your Thanksgiving went well. As for leftovers, there's a bunch you can do. Check out what our site recommends:

Here's a pot pie that folds in all that remaining turkey:
https://food52.com/blog/14925-a-leftover-pot-pie-that-doesn-t-taste-like-leftovers

Or have a peek at what some of our community likes to do:
https://food52.com/blog/9189-creative-uses-for-thanksgiving-leftovers

If all of this still feels too heavy and you're craving something a little lighter to balance out today's big meal, why not toss together shredded lean turkey meat with mixed greens and some of yesterday's vegetables. Splash it with some oil and balsamic and you're good to go.

 
702551 November 23, 2017
I usually offer leftovers to the dinner guests.

Turkey sandwiches are a pretty popular way to consume leftovers for the days after Thanksgiving although I tend to tire of this rather quickly.

One can also turn some of it into soup (which freezes well).

Some of the meat can be frozen for use in salads, tacos, etc.

I'm sure others will chime in with other ideas.
 
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