9 Great Recipes for Leftover Turkey
Turkey is really about leftovers
Holiday dinners will likely leave you with mounds of leftover turkey. This lean meat is low in fat and an excellent source of protein, so don't let it go to waste.
But you don't have to settle for another boring turkey sandwich.
Here are nine original—and tasty—recipes to help you create great meals using leftover turkey.
For a lighter version, substitute olive oil for the butter and replace the heavy cream with either milk or half-and-half.
Calories: 320 per 1 1/2 cups serving
Try this recipe: Turkey-Broccoli Bake
Calories: 395 per tostada
Try this recipe: Turkey Tostadas
Thai Curry Turkey
Calories: 382 per 1 cup turkey and 1 1/4 cups rice
Try this recipe: Thai Curry Turkey
Calories: 283 per slice
Try this recipe: Turkey Lasagna
Turkey Pesto Club
Pesto packs two metabolism boosters—olive oil and pine nuts. Add that to the pumpernickel bread, the fiber-loaded apple, and the protein in leftover turkey, and you’ve got an easy-to-make, healthier club sandwich.
Calories: 390 per sandwich
Try this recipe: Turkey Pesto Club
Mojo Turkey Tacos
Give your traditional leftovers a Mexican twist. Black beans ratchet up the protein, and fresh avocado offers nearly 20 essential nutrients, including super-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Calories: 434 per 2 tacos
Try this recipe: Mojo Turkey Tacos
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches With Cranberry Chutney
Calories: 317 per sandwich
Try this recipe: Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches With Cranberry Chutney
Turkey-and-Swiss Radicchio Cups
Calories: 102 per 2 radicchio cups
Try this recipe: Turkey-and-Swiss Radicchio Cups
Calories: 276 per wrap
Try this recipe: Turkey-Boursin Wrap