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Exploring Womanhood > Heart of the Home > Cooking > Holiday Fare

Leftover Holiday Turkey Recipes
by Rachel Paxton

If you're looking for ways to use up your holiday turkey, look no further! Here are some easy ways to dress up and re-use cooked turkey. These recipes are great following the holidays, or any time you have any leftover turkey you want to use up.

Turkey Noodle Dinner

2 to 2 1/2 c. uncooked extra wide egg noodles
1 1/2 to 2 c. cooked turkey, cut into chunks
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 t. dried parsley
1/2 t. curry powder
1/4 t. thyme
any leftover cooked vegetable
salt and pepper to taste

Cook and drain noodles in 3 qt. pan with lid. Add rest of ingredients to same pan and cover. Cook on medium-high heat until warmed all the way through, stirring occasionally so that it doesn't scorch.

Hearty Turkey Pot Pie

Pillsbury All-Ready pie crust
3 T. margarine
1/2 c. diced peeled potato
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. sliced celery
1/2 c. sliced carrots
1/4 c. frozen peas
1 can cream of chicken soup
dash pepper
1/4 t. sage
1/4 t. rosemary
1 1/2 c. chopped turkey
1/2 c. grated cheese

Melt margarine in skillet. Saute vegetables 5 minutes. Add soup, spices and cheese. Pour into pie crust and top with upper crust. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 40 minutes.

Turkey Enchiladas

4 c. cubed turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 small cans tomato sauce
2 cans green chilies
1 can cream of chicken soup
6 flour tortillas
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese

Mix cubed turkey, chopped onion, tomato sauce, and green chilies together and pour onto flour tortillas. Fold and roll tortillas and place in greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Heat soup and sour cream. Pour over tortillas and sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

About the Author:
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, gardening, organizing tips, home decorating, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at http://www.creativehomemaking.com.

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