Now that you are finally out of your turkey coma, you may be ready to reach back into the fridge for some leftover turkey–maybe. If you aren’t really feeling up for shoving more turkey down your throat (don’t worry, we don’t blame you) there are a lot of fun ways you can transform your leftover turkey into a meal that won’t even resemble Thursday’s overeating feast.
Yeah, we have been talking a lot about soup lately, but do you blame us? Soup in the fall feels just so perfect. And why not mask the reminders of Thanksgiving into a soup? Heck, you probably won’t even remember you ate the turkey a couple days ago, soup can be way more complex with flavors than your ol’ bird. Plus, throwing leftover turkey is no surprise and not all that creative but this recipe should up the creativity level to use your turkey in!
Here is one of our favorites from Delish.
Say what? Yeah, it is a real thing and they are really delicious! What screams football more than a sidecar of nachos. Use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey to take nachos to a whole new level.
A fair warning, these nachos really aren’t very healthy, but what did you expect–it is nachos.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Tailgate Nachos
1/2 bag potato chips
1 cup shredded Gouda
1 cup leftover Thanksgiving turkey
1 cup leftover stuffing
1 1/2 cups leftover cranberry sauce
1/2 cups leftover turkey gravy
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- On a parchment-lined baking sheet spread potato chips evenly to cover the whole bottom. Top with half of the cheese, turkey, and stuffing. Top with more chips and remaining cheese, turkey, and stuffing.
- Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Top by drizzling cranberry sauce and turkey gravy on top.
- If you are feeling a bit spicy, add chopped up jalapenos on top!
Food for Fido
Hey, a dog’s gotta eat too! If you just have too much turkey to even know what to do with, then why not give the ol’ man’s best friend a little treat? We are no experts but we recommend giving them some of the center where there is no skin attached. The skin is where there is most likely a lot of added spices and goodies that may not be the best for your doggie!
Or give this turkey dog treat recipe a try!
What are some of your favorite ways to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey?
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