Recipes for Leftover Turkey

Unless you had extremely hungry guests or you bought a smaller bird than usual, then you likely have a refrigerator full of leftover turkey this morning. Forget about making cold turkey sandwiches; rather, consider using your extra bird in the following hot dishes that are sure to brighten up any guest on this Black Friday. Both recipes are easy to prepare, kid-friendly, and extremely affordable.



2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1 cup sliced carrots

2 tablespoons water

6-ounces Turkey breast

1 cup pre-made Alfredo sauce

1 package (9 oz.) fettuccine, cooked

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese


Place broccoli and carrots in large skillet. Add water; cover.

Cook on medium heat 8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp, yet tender.

Add turkey and Alfredo sauce; cook uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Place the hot fettuccine in large serving bowl. Add the turkey mixture and gently mix.

Top with the cheese before serving.

Serves 4.



4 to 5 cups cut frozen broccoli, thawed

4 to 5 cups shredded turkey, cooked

2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups milk

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

3 teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups slightly crushed salad croutons


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, lemon juice, curry powder, and pepper. Whisk together to make a sauce. Add 1/2 cup water if sauce is too thick.

Add broccoli and turkey. Pour into buttered casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese and croutons.

Bake covered for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Uncover and bake another 10 to 20 minutes until croutons are slightly toasted.

Serves 4.

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About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.