Creamed Turkey (Leftover Turkey Recipe)

This creamed turkey is delicious served over mashed potatoes, rice, or over biscuits or toast. A great use for leftover turkey!
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 the mixture is bubbly and the flour is blended. 

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 the mixture thoroughly.


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


I love the sounds of your creamed turkey. What a great idea to serve it over brown rice..very healthy too!
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
NM Gal at Heart said…
I made this tonight and turned out good. I only used 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, a little more milk, and added about a cup of frozen peas when I added the broth.
Anonymous said…
Very good dish. Came out perfect. Seasoning was great and family loved it. Will definitely make it again!
Anonymous said…
Love this recipe! It tastes great and has so much flavor. Definitely a keeper!