Cooking a whole turkey on Thanksgiving is something that many people do. Not only is it a safe option if you have a large guest list, but it also means that you can make sure that everyone’s plates stay full as will their bellies. Cooked turkey tastes great, even after it has stayed in the fridge for a few days. It can even stay up to 2 months in the freezer. When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, there’s often some that are leftover.
While eating plain old turkey on Thanksgiving day is standard, eating it for a few days afterward can get boring. You can make things interesting by repurposing your cooked turkey and incorporating it into other recipes that make you pique your interest more. Whether you’re stuffing a sandwich or adding it to a delicious pasta recipe, turkey can be the star in many ways. Here are five different recipes you can try after Thanksgiving with your leftovers.
French Toast Turkey Sandwich
French toast screams breakfast, but when you incorporate it into a turkey sandwich, you get the perfect brunch meal. Adding bacon and custardy bread to your Thanksgiving leftover sandwich can be just what you need.
Turkey and Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom risotto is good on its own, but what makes it even better is adding shreds of turkey.
Turkey French Dip
The French dip sandwich is a classic. Using the turkey’s carcass to make the poultry stock, along with other spices, a bit of sugar, and some fish sauce can leave you with a lip-smacking dip that will complete the sandwich.
Turkey Pot Pie
Who doesn’t love a good pot pie? Use your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving to make the perfect flaky-crust pot pie.
Cornmeal Bao With Turkey and Black Pepper Sauce
Bao is all the rage these days as these pillowy steamed buns can be filled with anything. Add in the turkey, along with your favorite toppings, some black pepper sauce, and your tastebuds will be pleased.