With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s almost that time of year where much anticipated holiday dinners turn into mounds of leftovers. But what do you do with all that leftover turkey once the party is over and guests have departed? Here at Key Events we live by the mantra – “Don’t let good food go to waste!” Here’s a look at our team’s top five turkey leftover ideas:
1) Turkey Enchiladas
One of the easiest ways to use up that leftover turkey is by substituting it for dishes normally calling for chicken. Turkey enchiladas offer the perfect meal after days of leftover stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey gravy plates. Serve with some salsa and sliced tomatoes and you have the perfect tasty treat.
2) Turkey Chili
When it comes to making chili you really can’t go wrong, add some leftover turkey into the mix and you have a delicious meal that is sure to please. The combination of homemade chili with leftover turkey is an easy way to spruce up a simple chili meal while also bringing some life back to your days old holiday bird.
3) Turkey Casserole
Turn your leftover woes into a delicious comfort food. Turkey casserole is a simple, easy recipe that is sure to add some variety into your post-holiday meal diet. Add a number of different vegetables to the casserole to create layers of flavor and you have the perfect feel good meal.
4) Turkey Soup
What better way to get into the holiday/winter spirit than to use your leftovers for a delicious turkey soup! Add some barley, vegetables and broth together with your leftovers in a crock pot and you’ll have the perfect hearty, slow simmered meal.
5) Turkey Fettuccine
Take your leftover turkey and turn it into an Italian dish to die for. Topping a creamy, rich fettuccine plate with turkey leftovers adds a flavorful spin to this authentic Italian dish. Add in some fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano and a touch of lemon zest and you have a dish worthy of Roma!