Ways to cook turkey leftovers

Ways to cook turkey leftovers

All of us at Frugal Fabulous Finds hope you had a wonderful holiday this week and enjoyed time with friends and family. Likely you have plenty of food leftover after hosting Christmas dinner, especially Christmas turkey, and I wanted to share with you a few ways to cook turkey leftovers. I always want to get the most out of the holiday bird but in interesting and yummy ways.

I found a great recipe on the Hellman’s website for Leftover Turkey Casserole. It’s a yummy combination of turkey, cranberry sauce, mozzarella cheese, Hellman’s mayonnaise and mashed potatoes. This hot and bubbly this dish would certainly warm you up on a cold winter weekend. If you want to go a different direction with the turkey than the traditional holiday flavors try a turkey curry. Curry brings huge flavors to your leftover turkey and is simple to make. TheDailyGreen.com has a great Turkey Curry recipe that incorporates onions, ginger, curry and plenty of other spices for a great dish served over Basmati rice.

One frugal tip that I always incorporate into creating leftover meals with turkey is making a turkey stock for homemade soups that can be frozen in containers and used many months after the holidays. Making turkey stock is simple, you just take the carcass of the turkey and boil with about 10 to 12 cups of water, use carrots, celery an onion and garlic cloves. (Make sure you remove all extra meat from the bird.) After bringing the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer for about three hours and skim any fat off the top. After cooking remove any bones and vegetables and strain. Refrigerate immediately and store in refrigerator overnight, skim the fat off the top of the stock one more time after 24 hours and you have your homemade stock!

The stock will hold up for about a week or four to six months in the freezer.


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