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Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes

Plan ahead on how to use your Thanksgiving day leftovers with these great tasty recipe. The best thing about most of these recipes you can use your own imagination. And you don’t just have to use Turkey you can use chicken or roast beef or venison.

 4 cups cooked turkey, cubed small or shredded 
3 -4 cups cooked vegetables (you can use carrots, corn, onions, green beans, peas est.)
1 -1 1/2 cup gravy or 1- can cream of chicken soup
3 -4 cups mashed potatoes
1 egg
Heat vegetables, meat, and gravy on the stove until warmed than pour into a buttered
casserole dish. Mix mashed potatoes with egg and spread over the warmed filling.
Bake at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes until filling is bubbly.
Other Ideas –
Stir ranch dressing mix into the mashed potatoes
Stir 2 TBS sour cream into mashed potatoes.
Sprinkle cheese on top.
Mashed Potato Soup
2 tablespoons butter or 2 bacon drippings
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms (opp.)
14-1/2 ounces chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 cups prepared mashed potatoes 
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 scallions, finely chopped
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons cream or 2 tablespoons half-and-half
Cook bacon, crumble and set aside. In a large saucepan, cook onion in butter or dripping until softened. Add chopped mushrooms to onions and cook until tender.
Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and paprika and stir. Mix in mashed potatoes, stirring until lumps are gone. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Mix in scallions, crumbled bacon, sour cream, and cream/half and half, stirring to heated, but not boiling.

1 egg
1 cup mashed potatoes 
1/3 cup flour
1 green onion (finely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 -2 tablespoon milk
2 -3 tablespoons shortening or vegetable oil
Beat egg and with the mashed potatoes. Stir in the dry ingredients. Add the milk and mix well. (The batter should be very thick.) Heat the shortening or oil in a skillet. Spoon batter into the skillet to form 3″ to 3-1/2″ inch wide pancakes, about 1/2″ thick.
Brown on both sides, over medium heat. Can be served with ketchup or Maple Syrup.

5-6 cups turkey broth or chicken broth
1-1/2 cups cooked turkey
1 cup leftover stuffing 
carrot, peas, corn, green beans, est (cooked)
Place all above ingredients in stew pot and stir. Bring to boil and reduce heat. Turn off heat once all ingredients is heated thoroughly.


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Turkey Meat Recipes

 Great way to use leftovers from Thanksgiving Day!


In a large casserole dish put on the bottom layer, the turkey in chunks. Next the gravy & stuffing. Next Leftover veggies and top with leftover mashed potatoes. Bake in oven 350 degrees until all warmed up.


Mix: 2 c. turkey, cubed (or more)

3/4 c. mushroom soup

1 c. Cheddar cheese, grated

2 tablespoons of melted butter

1/4-cup soft crumbs or thin layer of stuffing or dressing.

Place in turkey and Mushroom soup in greased 8-inch square baking pan or dish. Sprinkle 4 tbsp. Cheddar cheese.

Over top pour melted butter, place thin layer of soft crumbs or thin layer of stuffing or dressing. Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted on about 350.

Turkey Salad

 4 c. turkey

2 stalks celery

1 med. onion

1 c. mayonnaise

2 tbsp. relish

Chop turkey, celery, and onions. Add mayonnaise and relish. Mix well. Let it stand from 1 hour to overnight.


 1 box (6 oz.) long grain and wild rice mix (cooked)

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes with cilantro

1 c. hot chicken broth

2 c. cued cooked turkey

5 med. fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients except cooked rice in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to boil. Stir in cooked rice and let simmer for 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from stove and let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. 4 servings.


 6 oz. noodles, cooked & drained

6 c. cooked turkey (bite-size pieces)

8 oz. fresh mushrooms (slice caps & reserve stems)

3 tomatoes, sliced

1 1/2 c. chicken stock

1 c. onion, finely chopped

3 tbsp. butter

2 c. cornbread stuffing

2 c. green beans

1/2 c. sliced carrots (1/4″ slices)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

Salt & pepper to taste

1/2 tsp. spicy mustard (opp.)

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine noodles and turkey. Stew mushroom stems in chicken stock for 15 minutes. Brown sliced mushrooms and onions in 1-tablespoon butter. Add to noodle mixture.

 Mix crumbs with remaining butter. Let stand until ready to use. Add green beans and tomatoes to noodles. Discard mushroom stems and cook carrots in the mushroom stock no more than 4 minutes. Remove from stock and add to noodles. Mix stock with soups and seasonings, add to casserole. Top with crumbs. Bake for 40 minutes until brown and bubbly. Serves 12 – can be made ahead and frozen.


1 (7.5 oz.) pkg. refrigerated biscuits

1/2 c. celery slices

3 c. chopped, cooked turkey

2 tbsp. margarine

1 c. sour cream (sm. carton)

1 c. (4 oz.) grated cheddar cheese

Press biscuits onto sides and bottom of greased 9″ pie plate. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Saute vegetables in margarine. Add turkey; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Stir in 3/4 cup sour cream and cheese, heat until cheese is melted. Spoon mixture into cooked shell. Top with remaining sour cream. Let set a few minutes before cutting into pie slices. Serves 6 to 8.


4 c. turkey

1 lg. bag frozen broccoli

1 cream of celery soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/4 c. mayonnaise

1/4 tsp. curry

6 slices Velveeta cheese

Cook broccoli until done; cover bottom of 9 x 13 pan with turkey. Add cooked broccoli. Mix soups with curry and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli in pan; top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.


1 loaf French or Italian bread, cut diagonally into 8 long, thin slices

4 tbsp. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

8 slices of cheese

1/2 lb. leftover turkey, thinly sliced

2 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1 to 1 1/2 c. leftover gravy (ready made turkey gravy in a jar may be


Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with mayonnaise. Making 4 sandwiches; layer each with cheese, turkey, and cheese. In shallow pie plate, beat together eggs and milk. Heat a few tablespoons vegetable oil in large skillet. Dip sandwiches on both sides into egg mixture. Fry sandwiches in skillet, turning once, until browned on both sides. Warm gravy in microwave or small saucepan. Serve each sandwich with a small bowl of gravy. Dip sandwich into gravy as you eat or pour over sandwich and eat with a fork.


 3 c. bread cubed

3/4 c. milk

1/4 c. chopped onion

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

3 eggs, beaten

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning

1/4 tsp. paprika

3 c. chopped turkey or chicken

 Combine 1/2 bread cubes with eggs in large bowl. Combine remaining cubes with milk; stir into egg mixture. Add soup; mix thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients & stir until well mixed. Pour into casserole, brush with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Makes 8 servings







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