Leftover Turkey - My Favorite!

by: EJ on 11/27/2013
Posted in: Food

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers.  I am quite jealous of your feasts this weekend because I missed my turkey dinner at Canadian Thanksgiving this year.  But really, it didn't matter because I got my favorite part - turkey leftovers!  That is why I was so surprised to see this infographic posted yesterday on Mother Jones.


Surely not!  In case our readers may be at a loss for what to do with all that leftover meat, I canvased the New Society staff to find out what their favorite left over turkey recipes are.  Here is what they suggest:

Do nothing

 Just leave the turkey carcass in the fridge and watch it disappear before your eyes!  Every time someone opens the fridge, they tear a piece off, sprinkle with a bit of salt and voila!  No more turkey leftovers.

Sandwiches - Hot and Cold

Simplicity is best.  Sliced turkey on some hearty grain bread, topped with leftover gravy.  Heat and eat. Yum!

Nice white bread, mayonnaise, lettuce and turkey - maybe some cranberry sauce.

Turkey Curry

Serve up this delicious curry with some rice and naan bread. This recipe comes from the BBC Food - Recipes page.


Fry up leftover turkey with some cooked potatoes, garlic, onions and bell peppers for a tasty accompaniment to fried eggs.

Turkey Pot Pie

You can't go past this one... from AllRecipes.com, melt in your mouth, creamy turkey pot pie.

Can it

 One year we had Thanksgiving on our sail boat.  The turkey was so large, we had to cut it in half with a hand saw in order to fit it in the oven!  Even after handing out turkey to all the other cruisers, we had plenty left over so we canned the cooked meat.  Pressure canning is the only safe way to can turkey. Here is a link to how to safely can poultry from the Presto┬«website.

And once the meat is all eaten ...


Deborah Niemann, author of Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life, describes how to make soup from left over chicken, or in this case, turkey. This recipe comes from chapter five, "Food".

"Put the bones in a pot and cover with water.  Simmer for two or three hours to make a broth.  Remove the bones and use the broth to make lentil soup or add vegetables and noodles or rice for a soup."

Freeze it

If you are all turkeyed out and can't face another turkey meal, put slices of turkey in the freezer to pull out on a frosty day in February when hearty feed of turkey will warm your heart and soul.

Happy feasting everyone!



blog comments powered by Disqus