Guest Author - Phyllis Doyle Burns
Every time there is a holiday dinner, there is bound to be leftovers like vegetables and meats. If you had a turkey for your Thanksgiving Day feast, there are many ways to use up the leftovers in delicious ways. The first and most enjoyable for many people is an old favorite, turkey sandwich, prepared in your own special way. Here are a few other ideas for turkey recipes.
My daughter makes this dinner with leftover turkey and it is so tasty!
Recipe serves 4 - 6
Thin spaghetti (the way I measure spaghetti is to put my thumb and index finger tips together and wrap around uncooked spaghetti - this is usually enough for one person)
Cook, rinse, and drain the spaghetti
3 cups diced cooked turkey
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup chicken broth
salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
Parsley, chopped (about 1/4 cup or less)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Using half of the cheddar and half of the parmesan, toss well with the cooked spaghetti. Add all the diced cooked turkey.
In a dutch oven, or large skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and celery till tender, then add to turkey/spaghetti mix along with all other ingredients. Toss gently to mix well.
Transfer mixture to buttered casserole dish or lasagne pan and sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.
Sprinkle chopped parsley on top and serve immediately with green salad and hot french bread.
Mix chopped cooked turkey (cold) with mayonnaise. Add chopped onions and pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich, with hot soup.
Combine chopped cooked turkey with leftover mashed potatoes, gravy, and chopped onions. Add black pepper to taste. Heat in a skillet till very hot throughout, stirring often. For garlic lovers, add garlic powder to taste.
If you have favorite recipes for leftover turkey, please join me in the forum to share. It is fun to share tips and recipes and I look forward to meeting you.