Saturday, November 27, 2010

Creamed Turkey & {Leftover Turkey Recipes}

Happy Saturday everyone!!! I don't know about you but I ate until I popped this Thanksgiving. I couldn't help it; I prepared all our favorite dishes so everyone was happy as a clam.  With Thanksgiving behind us I'm sure you have been blessed with lots of leftover turkey. Now is the question of what to do with all the leftovers?

Well help is on the way. I know you have your usual turkey sandwiches but, today I want to share a few other ideas from Mommy's Kitchen. Last night I made Creamed Turkey for dinner. This dish reminded me of Chicken a La King and Chicken & Dumplings all rolled into one.

 I have to say it was quite tasty and really easy to make. I served it over brown rice, but you can use white rice or mashed potatoes instead. We added some leftover cornbread dressing and rolls on the side to complete the meal. 

This recipe was just one simple way to use up a few of the leftovers. I have included some step by step photos of the creamed turkey preparation. The full recipe is at the end of this post.


To start get the rice started since brown rice takes longer to cook. Cook according to the directions on the package. In a large saucepan saute celery and onion in butter for 5 minutes or until crisp tender. 

Stir the flour in gradually, and cook over low heat until mixture is bubbly. Slowly add the chicken broth to the celery and onion mixture, stirring constantly.

Add milk; bring to boil and simmer, stirring often. Add the chunks of turkey, thyme, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Heat this mixture thoroughly.


serve creamed turkey over brown rice, white rice or mashed potatoes.




Creamed Turkey & Brown Rice

Ingredients:
1 - cup celery, thinly sliced
1/2 - cup onion, chopped
6 - tablespoon real butter
1/4 - cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 - cup milk
3 - cups cooked turkey chunks
1/4 - teaspoon thyme
1 - tablespoon  lemon juice
1/2 - teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
brown rice, cooked

Directions: 
Start by cooking your brown rice according to the directions on the package. In a large saucepan saute celery and onion in butter for 5 minutes or until crisp tender. 

Stir the flour in gradually, and cook over low heat until mixture is bubbly. Slowly add the chicken broth to the celery and onion mixture, stirring constantly.

Add milk; bring to boil and simmer, stirring often. Add the chunks of turkey, thyme, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 

Heat this mixture thoroughly. Serve creamed turkey on brown rice, white rice or mashed potatoes.

If Creamed Turkey isn't your thing I have listed a few other dishes that would work with great with leftover turkey. 



All of the meals below are chicken dishes that can easily be interchanged with turkey. I have also including a link to Southern Plate, because my friend Christy has Leftover Turkey Recipes as well.

Chicken & Rice Bake
Stewed Chicken & Dumplings 
Crock Pot Chicken & Dressing
Turkey & Stuffing Roll Ups
Chicken or Turkey Spaghetti
Creamy Turkey Noodle Bake
Turkey & Dumplings
Turkey Tetrazzini
Turkey Noodle Soup
Turkey Pot Pie
Hurry Up Biscuit Topped Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey & Cornbread Dressing

Chicken Divan 
Copy Cat Stouffers Chicken & Rice (Turkey)
Chicken/Turkey & Corn Chowder

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5 comments:

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said... #

I love the sounds of your creamed turkey. What a great idea to serve it over brown rice..very healthy too!

Journey on! by Kelleye said... #

I am so glad to have run across your blog! Love the recipes for left over turkey! Turkey spegetti!Yum!

Yes, Divas Can Cook said... #

oh my my my this looks so comforting! It's gonna be cold and raining here tomorrow so this will def. be on the menu!

Manda said... #

Yummy! I just found your blog a few days ago and have been snooping through your recipes. I have the hardest time figuring out what to cook for dinner at night and made this. It's delicious! I added a clove of minced garlic with the onions and celery and made it with chicken. I served it over egg noodles.

Anonymous said... #

My mom used to make a left over turkey stir fry any recipes