Turkey Recipes for after Thanksgiving


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A plate of food, with Potato and ChickenI roasted a few different turkeys this year and that has added up to a whole lot of leftover turkey. I used it in sandwiches, soups, salads and I’ve saved those recipes to share again this weekend. If you find yourself with extra turkey on your hands, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of it.

A salad sitting on top of a wooden table, with Walnut and Cranberry sauce
Turkey and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Dressingfull of flavor
from toasted walnuts and a fantastic cranberry dressing. This
dressing alone is reason enough to try your hand at making your own
cranberry sauce this year.
A plate of salad, with Chicken
Simple Turkey Salad for Sandwichesthis simple salad of turkey, celery and walnuts in a creamy, tangy dressing can be served with crackers, on bread or topping a garden salad.
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Southwest Turkey Chopped Salad – the turkey in this salad is mixed with a ton of other great flavors; black beans, plenty of vegetables, pine nuts and cheese. The salad is topped with a great tasting barbecue ranch dressing. Add the crunch of tortilla chips to make it a taco salad.
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BBQ Turkey Stuffed Red Potatoes – bites of turkey, dripping with tangy barbecue sauce and stuffed into a fluffy baked potato
with a crispy skin
A plate of food, with Kitchen and Sauce
Turkey with Balsamic Brown Sugar Sauce – the leftover turkey is well matched with the tang of the balsamic and the slight sweetness from just a bit of brown sugar.
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Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup – chunks of turkey, carrots, celery and thick egg noodles come together in
a creamy soup to create a perfect after-Thanksgiving meal. My family
looks forward to this soup every bit as much as we look forward to the
big turkey with all the sides.
A box of food, with Soup and Bean
Spicy Southwest Turkey and Four Bean Soup – red chile, green chile and jalapeno combined with four different
beans and some leftover turkey to create a seriously spicy soup packed
with a whole lot of Mexican flavor.
A bowl of food on a plate, with Soup and Cream
Creamy Turkey Green Chile Soup – richly flavorful creamy broth full of roasted green chile and loaded to the brim with chunks of leftover turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends!
I’ll be back next week with new recipes to share.

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Jenn says

    Fantastic leftover ideas, Mary!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

    (p.s..I highlighted your green chili soup on my favorite leftovers from around the blogosphere post today.. can't wait to try it!!)