Today's Thanksgiving turkey is tomorrow's salad.
Once the football games have ended, relatives have packed up and the dishes have been cleaned, Thanksgiving seems to be over—until you open the fridge. The turkey (a.k.a. Thanksgiving’s crown jewel) will undoubtedly be front and center, promising poultry meals until Christmas. To avoid being uncomfortably stuffed like your bird in its Thanksgiving prime, mix-up your leftover menu by adding turkey to these versatile recipes:
Gobbling Sandwiches: With plenty of breads, cheeses and toppings to choose from, a turkey sandwich leaves lots of room for experimentation and variety. For a new twist on our grilled chicken salad or Italian panini, simply substitute the chicken for turkey.
Thankfully Good Salads: Packing on the greens after a holiday meal is never a bad idea, and adding shredded turkey will keep the salad filling enough for dinner. Try tossing with our otherwise vegetarian walnut beet and radicchio caesar salads.
For a selection of recipes calling for turkey as an ingredient check out our list below.
—By Emily Arno
This salad, based on one from Chef Jamie Oliver, infuses leftover Thanksgiving turkey with Asian flavors.
Try this turkey stir-fry for a tasty, reduced-fat alternative to chicken.
This reduced-fat turkey chili features white kidney beans, shoepeg corn and Monterey Jack cheese.
Leftover turkey, Southwestern seasonings and canned broth quickly turn into a mouth-watering one-pot dish.
Turn leftover chicken or turkey into a dinnertime delight with Brie and cranberry chutney in this scrumptious quesadilla.
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